See WATERING TIPS.
When should I water my lawn?
In general, between 6am and 10 am is the best time to water as it will allow the grass to dry out during the hotter middle of the day. Watering at night encourages fungal and mildew growth. That being said, in prolonged periods of very hot weather, it may be smart to add a watering in the evening. Every lawn is different. Some are shady, some receive only sun. Some have sandy soil, some have rocky soil. We suggest talking with your landscapers for the best recommendations based upon your type of grass and plantings.
What do brown spots on my lawn mean?
Often our customers assume that brown spots on a lawn means that they need more water. However, that is not necessarily the case. Test the soil first. If it is dry, check the sprinklers for proper operation. We can help you do this. If the soil is wet, consider pet trespassing, fertilizer, or a fungus.
There is water leaking from a spray head.
Water leaking from a sprinkler head may mean you have a leak, but the most common reason is low head drainage. The lowest head on a zone allows water to drain from the lateral piping out of the sprinkler. Residual water will stop flowing after all the water has left the pipe.
Should I adjust my controller settings?
Yes. As the weather changes, your lawn’s need for water changes as well. If you need help in programming your clock, CONTACT US.
My sprinklers are running and I have a rain sensor. Why?
There are many different types of rain sensors, and they have improved through the years. In general, rain sensors have a mechanism that turns off the sprinkler valves once it gets to a certain saturation point. If it starts raining and your sprinklers do not turn off right away, it could be because the sensor has not received enough rain to activate. Your rain sensor could also be in the Bypass or Off position and needs to be turned to Active. Also keep in mind that manual single station watering will override the sensor circuit.