Once your sprinkler system is installed, it should work at optimum efficiency throughout the year. This fact should be the case up until the winter, when you’ll call Nature’s Helper to winterize the system and shut it down until you call for a spring start-up in early spring. However, to maximize the benefits of your sprinkler system, we also recommend you schedule a mid-season sprinkler check-up.
Even if you’ve had sprinkler systems before, you may not have considered mid-season checkups. However, there are some excellent reasons why you should.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Mid-Season Sprinkler Checks
What Are Mid-Season Sprinkler Checkups?
A mid-season sprinkler checkup for your system is a simple process that includes the following steps:
- Testing all sprinkler heads
- Checking to see you’re getting full coverage
- Ensuring your watering schedule is right
Why Is a Mid-Season Sprinkler Maintenance Check Important?
Mid-season means the summer, around June or August, when the temperature is the hottest. It’s at this time that it can be most critical for the health of your lawn for your sprinkler system to be working properly and providing good coverage to the entire area. If you have broken showerheads or a shift has resulted in some areas not getting enough water, your lawn can end up with brown patches fast.
How Do Preventative Sprinkler Maintenance and Mid-Season Checks Save Homeowners Money and Time?
A preventative check of your sprinkler system can identify any potential problems before they become big issues. A fault in your system could have a cascading effect, leading to a costly repair down the road. Preventative maintenance could identify that fault before it leads to other problems. Making sure your system is working optimally can also prevent damage to your lawn that could be costly to fix or hide.
Mid-season sprinkler checks in Omaha are essential because of the four-season climate. Your sprinkler works much harder in the summer than at any other time throughout the year. A mid-season tuneup helps you:
- Keep your landscape looking its best
- Reduce the risk of expensive and time-consuming repairs
- Keep your lawn sprinkler system working well, so you don’t have to spend time on it
- Make any adjustments necessary
- Avoid the hassle of having to re-do parts of your lawn or yard because your plants have died due to poor irrigation
Your sprinkler system’s performance has a direct impact on your time and wallet. The less time you think about your sprinkler, the more you can focus on your busy schedule. Plus, you won’t have to spend as much money throughout the year if you’ve invested in preventive sprinkler system maintenance.
What Are the Benefits of a Mid-Season Sprinkler Check?
In addition to saving you money and time in repairs, the mid-season check also gives us the opportunity to assess your system and potentially reconfigure it to minimize water waste, saving you more money and boosting your conservation efforts.
Scheduling a mid-season check, winterization and spring start-up right after we install your system means you can relax and never have to worry that you’re not caring for your system enough for it to function at its best all season long.
How Does Preventive Sprinkler and Irrigation Maintenance Extend the Life of Your Sprinkler or Irrigation System?
Regular maintenance helps ensure you catch problems early before they become full-blown emergencies that require repairs. For example, if your system gets checked regularly, a technician may notice a slight drop in water pressure or discover a leak early, before it has a chance to grow and cause more damage.
Nature’s Helper’s professionals also check the condition of your sprinkler system during each maintenance visit. If your wiring is in trouble or a sprinkler head is starting to get clogged, they can help you diagnose the problem before it becomes a larger issue.
How Do Mid-Season Checks Impact Sprinkler System Performance?
Your sprinkler may not provide equal amounts of water all over your lawn if there’s something wrong. Uneven water distribution and other problems can contribute to root rot, pests, dry patches and even soil erosion in some spots.
The goal isn’t just to have a sprinkler system that works correctly. You want a yard with beautiful grass or plants, and mid-season checks help ensure your sprinkler distributes water correctly over your property.
How Often Should a New Sprinkler System Get Serviced?
Ideally, you need at least three maintenance visits per year. A spring start-up gets your sprinkler system ready for the hot weather. This visit ensures your system is up and running and verifies a long winter did not cause any damage.
A mid-season check confirms the system is working effectively between June and August when it sees the greatest wear and tear. The goal is to ensure everything works well and water gets distributed correctly to support your lawn or landscape.
A final check in the fall gets your system ready for the winter. Winterizing is crucial maintenance as it can protect sprinkler heads, nozzles and other parts of the system from frost, ice and winter conditions.
What Are Some Ways to Protect Your Lawn During the Summer?
You can protect your lawn by mowing correctly. Mow late in the afternoon or early in the morning, taking care to never cut more than a third and keeping blades around three inches. Water your lawn regularly and use fertilizer to keep it looking its best.
How Can I Arrange a Mid-Season Sprinkler Check?
Arranging a mid-season sprinkler check is easy. You can arrange for one of our maintenance programs right when we install your system. The program will include a mid-season check. You can also contact us to set up a mid-season check or full maintenance program at any time simply by giving us a call at (402) 334-2625 or getting in touch with us online.
Our mid-season checks and other maintenance program are geared toward your specific system and needs. It’s important to us that we ensure you always get the best result for your lawn. Contact us now!