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Conducting a self-irrigation audit (irrigation system maintenance) can save water and money. Inefficient and broken sprinkler heads waste our natural water resource and contribute to high water bills. Additionally, uneven coverage can lead to dead spots, and too much water can contribute to insect, disease, and fungal problems, leading to unhealthy turf grass.
Broken and mis-directed spray heads
Watering on the correct days and times
Test that your rain sensor is turning off your irrigation system
Look for mature trees and shrubs that no longer need supplemental irrigation, cap off the unnecessary heads
A single irrigation application for turf grass should provide no more than ½” to ¾” of water. To know if your system is applying the right amount, at least once every 3 months, conduct a simple catch-can test by following these 5 easy steps: