Three Sprinkler Problems You May Need To Have Repaired

Home & Garden Blog

Lawn sprinklers can make caring for your landscaping an easier and less laborious task. Unfortunately, lawn sprinklers can malfunction or suffer damages that may impact their ability to function and even cause substantial landscaping damage.

Damaged Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler heads will be among the most exposed portions of these systems. As a result, the sprinkler heads can be relatively easy to damage. An example of this type of damage could be the sprinkler heads being struck by the blades of a lawnmower or other object. These impacts could cause the sprinkler head to come out of alignment, which may contribute to it spraying water in unexpected areas. Depending on the force of the impact that struck the sprinkler heads, it may be necessary to replace these components to restore the performance of the sprinkler system.

Leaks In The Buried Piping

Your sprinklers will rely on a series of underground pipes to provide them with water. If these pipes were to rupture or develop other leaks, they may be able to cause large amounts of water to leak into the yard. In some cases, this can even lead to significant problems for the landscaping. Large amounts of soil erosion are a common example of this type of damage. Excessive moisture for the roots of your plants can be another problem that a sprinkler leak can cause. In extreme cases, this could lead to the roots rotting, which could lead to the death of your plants. A professional sprinkler repair service can assist with locating the source of the damage, which may help to limit the excavation that will be needed to replace or patch the damaged section of these pipes.

Exposed Sprinkler Pipes

If the soil that covers your sprinkler pipes starts to erode, it can potentially expose these pipes. While homeowners will often assume that this is little more than an aesthetic issue for the landscaping, these exposed pipes can be further exposed to the elements and at a greater risk of suffering physical damage. Furthermore, the soil that covers the pipes can act as insulation, which may reduce the ability of a sudden drop in temperatures to cause the water in the pipes to freeze. If the water were to freeze, it could expand large enough to actually rupture the pipes. For this reason, you may need to apply more soil over any areas where erosion has caused the sprinkler pipes to get too close to the surface.


10 January 2022

Lawn Care Maintenance: A Year Round Effort

Most of us take great pride in our homes and do everything we can to ensure its beauty and comfort. While attending to our home's interior, we sometimes tend to neglect the lawn, especially during winter. Since moving into my "dream home" I feel compelled to maintain the lawn and garden as impeccably as I do the interior. That's why I've hired a lawn care team to see that my landscape is in tip-top shape all year round. I've learned the importance of fertilization during the late fall and early winter. Keeping the lawn trimmed during those cold winter months will help, too. The experts even help prepare my lawn for the upcoming spring. During this time, family celebrations and parties are plentiful, and I plan to have the best looking lawn on the block. I can't wait for spring to come!