Patchy Lawn – When you water the grass, the water that hits the ground stays there for a while. So, it is not surprising that if you are supplying sufficient water on some areas, but not enough to keep the entire sod nice and wet all the time, you will get uneven results. Some lawn spots will be dry and brown, and others will be moist and green. A sprinkler that operates correctly can easily deliver the necessary irrigation to each lawn area.
High Water Bill – These systems are made up of pipes, valves and sprinkler heads that move the water to all parts of your yard. Irrigation systems can malfunction in several ways due to wear and tear or breakages. If some of your sprinklers have been operating at odd times or have been spraying water when they should not have been, this could be an indication that there is a leak in the system somewhere. This may also prompt you to wonder why your water bill seems to climb regularly.
Sputtering Heads – Modern irrigation systems are designed to distribute water with extreme accuracy. They often use fairly sophisticated sprinkler heads to get the job done. However, the most common problem with these kind of sprinklers is that they “sputter”. That means they give too much or too little water at times. If your sprinklers are sputtering, the issue is probably the pressure in your irrigation system. You can test this by placing a thumb over one of your sprinkler heads.