Your sprinkler system plays a vital role in the overall appearance of your lawn. For business owners, the way your business looks on the outside gives visitors and employees a first impression of how you run your company on the inside. For this reason, it’s important that you ensure that your sprinkler system is functioning properly so that you can maintain the lush, green look of your lawn all year long.

At Irrigators, we are proud to provide businesses in the Denver metro area with the irrigation and sprinkler system repair services that they require. Whether you need to maintain your system during the spring and summer months, or you need to prepare your sprinkler system for the winter, our team is here to help. We even offer snow removal services during the winter months to help you and your employees make it to work without any problems day after day. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call, or fill out our online form! In the meantime, continue reading below to learn about some of the common mistakes you should avoid making with your sprinkler system.

Timing Your System Incorrectly

The purpose of installing a sprinkler system is to ensure that your grass and plants receive the necessary hydration. Because a sprinkler system keeps your grass watered, you may be under the impression that simply supplying the water is good enough. However, one of the key components of achieving a luscious, green lawn is timing. One of the most common mistakes people make with their sprinkling systems is the time at which they set their sprinkler system to turn on.

As a business owner, you most likely don’t want to have your sprinkler system set to start as people are arriving at work or leaving to go home in the afternoon. Therefore, you most likely want to set your sprinkler to either the middle of the day or late at night. Unfortunately, if you set your sprinkler system to turn on later in the afternoon, there is a greater chance that the water will stick to your plants and freeze overnight during the late fall and early months of spring. On the other hand, if you water your lawn during the middle of the day, you run the risk of the sun evaporating all of the moisture before it can even reach the roots. With that in mind, the best time to schedule your sprinkler system is in the early hours of the morning before your employees arrive for the day. This allows your plants to receive the necessary moisture without the risk of the water evaporating or freezing.

Incomplete Coverage

In addition to proper sprinkler system scheduling, it is important to ensure that your sprinklers are watering all of the areas that need it. When you have your sprinkler system installed at your office building, you should enlist the help of a professional, otherwise, you may find that your system doesn’t reach all of your landscaping. Each spray nozzle has a maximum distance in which it can reach, so it’s vital that you not only choose the correct nozzle for your needs, but that you also install the right number of spray nozzles, and arrange them in the correct pattern to provide maximum coverage. If you fail to install the proper number or pattern, it could result in areas of dead grass due to the lack of hydration. Installing a new sprinkler system can be extremely complicated, especially if you’re trying to cover a large area. Therefore, it’s best to leave the installation to a professional.

Irrigating Plants and Grass Together

Many office buildings have lawns, shrubs, and flower beds. In an effort to save money, office managers will often water their lawns and flowers at the same time. This is not a good idea, as it can actually lead to overwatering. Flowers, shrubs, and trees don’t need as much water as your lawn because they have much larger root systems than grass. If you choose to water both areas at the same time, you may end up spending more money to replace dead plants than you would if you decided to simply water your lawn and plants separately.

Get Expert Sprinkler System Repairs Today!

If you want to get the most out of your sprinkler system, it’s important that you avoid some of the most common mistakes. At Irrigators, we proudly offer sprinkler system repairs to business owners and office managers in the Denver metro area. Whether you need to repair your system or prepare it for the harsh Colorado winter, you can count on us. We even offer snow removal services to ensure that you have a team of dedicated professionals ready to clear a path for you and your employees to get to work safely. Interested in learning more? Contact Irrigators or fill out our online form to get started today!

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