Patchy Lawn – The telltale sign of an irrigation system failure is dry grass or patches of brown grass. If you have areas of lawn that are dry, brown or even discolored, it is a symptom of being watered poorly. There is a simple trick to maintaining a lush green landscaping. All you need is a timer. Adjust the timer to come on every day at different times, and within a short amount of time, your entire yard should be lush green if it is not too hot outside.
High Water Bill – If you have a water bill that seems higher than it should be, the first thing to do is check for leaks. The problem with irrigation leaks is they are often hard to find. There are some signs of them, but many people cannot recognize them or do not bother looking for them. Leaks are almost always caused by worn parts, bad installations, components that need adjusting, or some other issue.
Sputtering Heads – Every sprinkler head is equipped with a small nozzle that allows water to be expelled. The design of the inside of the nozzle is such that as water passes through it, air is pulled into the stream of water. This air then exits the sprinkler as part of the spray. When a sprinkler head has begun to sputter, it no longer sprays evenly. Some areas of the lawn will be covered by water and others not, resulting in poor plant growth.