What Is Drip Irrigation?

A drip irrigation system provides water to a single plant or a closely grouped set of plants in a more direct manner then a typical spray irrigation system. The drip emmitters are meant to supply a direct source of water at a close range. It takes more planning to install a drip irrigation system because […]

The Main Parts Of An Irrigation System / Sprinkler System

The main parts of an irrigation system are the automatic timer, the control valves and the sprinkler heads. An automatic timer for an irrigation or sprinkler system is not necessary but sure does make things easier. A timer tells the system when to run and for how long. A good irrigation timer will allow you […]

The Importance Of A Rain Sensor

A rain sensor is an important addition to sprinkler system. A rain sensor detects when it rains and tells your automatic timer to turn your irrigation system off. It’s an important element in helping with water conservation since it eliminates unnecessary watering cycles by your sprinkler. A rain sensor should be mounted upright in an […]

The “Catch Can” Test

Knowing how much water you are applying to your lawn and landscaping will help you determine if you are over watering or under watering your property. A good way to determine how much moisture you are applying to your grass is a “Catch Can Test”. To administer a “Catch Can Test” you’ll need 6 small […]

Sprinkler Heads For An Irrigation System / Sprinkler System

The main parts of an irrigation system are the automatic timer, the control valves and the sprinkler heads. An automatic timer for an irrigation or sprinkler system is not necessary but sure does make things easier. A timer tells the system when to run and for how long. A good irrigation timer will allow you […]

One Of My Sprinkler Zones Doesn’t Work

If one of your sprinkler zones will not run there are 3 places we can look to pin point the problem. Is the timer working Is there a problem with the wiring Is the solenoid valve causing the problem Troubleshooting each of these areas requires the use of a voltage meter. If you are unsure […]

NEVER Turn Your Sprinkler Off!

Contrary to other advice – you should never, never, NEVER shut your irrigation system OFF. A lot of the water conservation agency in the area will tell you to turn you sprinkler off in the rainy season. A lot of seasonal residents turn their sprinkler off when they leave. In the end these actions will […]

My Sprinkler System Continues To Water

The most common cause for a continuously running sprinkler is that there are too many start times programmed into the irrigation timer. There should only be 1 start time per active program. There are programs A, B and C available. The factory default is for Program A. You do not need a start time for […]

My Irrigation Timer Display Is Not Working

Check to make sure there is proper electrical service to your irrigation timer. If you question whether the outlet is a working outlet or not get a small appliance that you know is operable and plug it into the electrical outlet that operates your irrigation timer. If the appliance does not run then you have […]

Know How Much Water You Are Applying To Your Yard And Landscaping

Knowing how much water you are applying to your lawn and landscaping will help you determine if you are over watering or under watering your property. A good way to determine how much moisture you are applying to your grass is a “Catch Can Test”. To administer a “Catch Can Test” you’ll need 6 small […]