Spring will be here in no time, which means it’s time to think about starting up your sprinkler system for the year. Many homeowners attempt this themselves, but it’s really best to leave it to the professionals. Watering your turfgrass and garden is a vital part of caring for your yard, so you need to make sure it’s in good working order. Here’s why you should leave it to the pros this year.

Why Leave Spring Startup For Your Irrigation System To The Prostech working on a sprinkler

Turning on irrigation systems for lawns is so much more than simply switching on the water pressure. You need to make sure heads are adjusted if they’ve been disturbed over winter. The heads and line also need to be cleaned, and you’ll need to set the timer. And most importantly, you’ll need to watch out for and address any problems that have popped up. While it’s certainly possible to do all those things yourself, the bottom line is that most people haven’t had the training to do all that properly. By leaving it all to the professionals, you’ll not only save yourself time, but you’ll also get peace of mind knowing things are done correctly, and problems will be addressed immediately – which saves you money on costly repairs down the road.

Heads Are Cleaned Correctly

Over the winter, the grass and earth surrounding the sprinkler heads may have shifted. When this happens, it could prevent the heads from popping up correctly. You might even notice that heads are missing. When overgrown grass or other debris impedes the heads, you won’t be able to water your lawn correctly. Our professionals will ensure that everything is cleared away and the heads are moving up on command as they should. Keeping sprinkler heads clean expands their life by stopping the seals from wearing out prematurely.

We’ll Fix Leaks

After cleaning your system, we’ll be able to understand better how your system is operating. The first thing we’ll do is check for leaks, which could be coming from the heads themselves or somewhere underground. If you attempt a DYI sprinkler startup, you might not even realize you’ve got a leak. One leaky sprinkler head could land you with hundreds of dollars on your next water bill. Instead, you can give yourself the peace of mind you deserve and let the team at Colonial Lawn & Garden inspect things.

We’ll Make Necessary Adjustments

It’s important that the sprinkler heads put out water, but it’s equally important they do so by rotating in the right direction and spraying the correct distance. Our team will make sure the sprinkler heads aim where they should be. The last thing you want is for your heads to spray your neighbor’s property or water the driveway and sidewalk. If that’s the case, your money will literally be going down the drain.

Set Timers And Controllers For The Seasonblack sprinkler timer

It’s always a good idea to reprogram the controller and set the timer every spring. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your lawn care services technician. For example, if you noticed a part of your lawn received too much water or not enough. Or maybe your landscaping changed significantly over the past year. Maybe you had a hardscaping feature like a patio installed. We’ll make sure to address it this year, so the yard receives an equal amount of moisture and the sprayers aren’t watering your new patio. Also, setting the time ensures you don’t have to remember to water. Instead, you can scratch that to-do from your list.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

When sprinkler systems are inspected regularly, you should expect them to last for many years before major repairs are needed. And by having them inspected regularly, minor problems will be fixed before they turn into major headaches that end up costing far more than they would have if you fixed them early on. So by investing a little money in repairs now, you’ll save a lot of money down the road.

More Time For What You Enjoy

After work 40 hours – maybe even more! – you deserve to have time to spend with loved ones or doing hobbies you enjoy. Why not do yourself a favor and take “sprinkler maintenance” off your to-do list? Plus, if a repair is needed, that’s even more time you’ll have to spend on chores. By leaving spring startups to the experts, you’ll have more free time.

Don’t Get In Over Your Head

If an unexpected issue arises during the spring startup, you may not know how to fix it. That means you’ll have to spend time researching how to fix it, searching for tools or parts, and dealing with it all on your own. It’s very easy to feel frustrated and overwhelmed in these situations. You can save yourself the stress by leaving it to the Colonial Lawn & Gard teams. We have many years of experience, ample training, and every tool needed to fix whatever challenges come our way.

Let Colonial Lawn & Garden Handle Your Spring Startup This Year

The experts at Colonial Lawn & Garden are well-versed in all manner of lawn services – including how to start up your sprinkler system safely. Maintaining your irrigation system will not only ensure your lawn gets the moisture it needs, but it will also extend the life of your system. Part of our spring startup is inspecting your system for problems. We’ll diagnose and fix the issue and ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency. Plus, we’ll perform many scheduled maintenance checks throughout the season to ensure your system continues to operate properly. To learn more about this beneficial service or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (509) 966-1655 for service in Yakima or (509) 371-1655 for service in the tri-cities area. You can also request a free quote through our online form here.

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