Patchy Lawn – Running water through the irrigation system every day is not enough. Your grass needs at least an inch of water per week, maybe two or more depending on the temperature and rainfall. Revisit your sprinkler zones to ensure that there are no dry spots. Also, adjust any pop-up sprinklers that are not watering correctly. It is important to properly maintain an irrigation system. That is the only way to create the right amount of moisture for a lawn.
High Water Bill – Water leaks are an inherent part of irrigation systems. Most of the time, they happen slowly and go unnoticed. The system keeps watering your lawn or garden, so you do not take notice. Every drop lost might seem like just a little bit, but just think about how much water it would take to cause problems in your yard. Check for spikes in your water bill to detect these irrigation system leaks.
Sputtering Heads – Sprinkler heads have a finite life. After years of being subjected to climate changes, debris and constant irrigation water flow under the pressure provided by the system, they tend to rust and wear out. Sprinkler head failures can completely devastate your lawn or garden, flooding one section while letting the rest go dry. If a sprinkler nozzle is malfunctioning, the spray pattern and irrigation coverage will be unusual.