Wednesday, December 30, 2009

When Good Sprinklers Go Bad

broken sprinkler

broken sprinkler

broken sprinkler

Homeowners new the metro Phoenix area might not realize the importance of checking your sprinkler heads once in a while. They easily get clogged with dirt, debris, whatever and can result in this.

It’s an oddity of the Arizona lifestyle that your neighbors are often not people you talk to frequently. People come home, pull in the garage, shut the door and go inside. Life in metro Phoenix is largely lived in our backyards, not the fronts. Your neighbors may not even know this is happening at your place.

So once in a while on a weekend or whenever you have time, run the irrigation/sprinkler/bubbler system through a full cycle and see whether you’re giving your lawn a nice misting or a flood.