Patchy Lawn – A parched lawn is a sign that something is wrong, but the cause is not usually what you think. Patchy spots are mostly caused by watering too much in some areas, and not enough in others. The remedy for this problem is to adjust the sprinkler system so it applies the same amount of water to each section of the lawn. You must irrigate the grass with at least an inch of water per week over an entire growing season.
High Water Bill – The biggest problem with irrigation in Vancouver, WA are leaks that are caused by either worn parts or bad installations. Leaks are very hard to find because they happen below ground level. More often than not, these leaks are found by an irregular spike in your water bill. If you have a sprinkler system, it is advisable to check regularly for any irregularities in your water bills and call an irrigation technician in case you observe any spikes in your account.
Sputtering Heads – One of the most common issues with irrigation systems are “sputtering” sprinklers. These are sprinkler heads that are not distributing water properly. Sputtering sprinklers are likely clogging or failing too often. If there is dirt in the system pipes, they will fix themselves over time. If they are sputtering when there is no debris in the system, there is something wrong with the controller and they will need to be repaired. Whether it is a clogged line or a misfiring controller, you cannot solve such problems by replacing some parts. In many cases, they will require some sort of disassembly.