Four Common Problems With Landscape Irrigation

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A well designed and installed landscape irrigation system can provide your landscape or garden with a number of a great benefits. If nothing else, the irrigation system will keep you from needing to water your plants each day with a garden hose. Aside from that, you won't need to worry about getting too busy to remember to water your landscape, and our irrigation systems will be much more efficient and effective than any watering you could do on your own.

However, any problems with an irrigation system can be extremely frustrating. if you experience trouble with an irrigation system, the Athens landscapers at Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes can solve the problems quickly and professionally. We'll do whatever it takes to help ensure that your irrigation system is as efficient as effective at all times.

Some irrigation problems have simple fixes, but you'll need to be able to identify the problems before you can take action. Here are some of the most common irrigation problems that you're likely to encounter:

Clogged Sprinklers

Dirt and other tiny debris can make their way into your sprinkler heads, and over time this can cause a lot of trouble. Very little to no water will be able to make its way out of your sprinkler to your landscape, and if it’s not taken care of, that can be a major problem for your Athens home's landscape or garden.

But most of the time you can easily unclog your sprinklers yourself. Find the problem area and identify the sprinklers that are clogged. Then remove the spray nozzle and gently and thoroughly rinse it and its filter until it’s clear.

Obstructed Sprinklers

Keeping track of where different parts of your irrigation system are located can be difficult, and it's not uncommon for new landscape elements to accidentally block your sprinklers.

You should make sure that no trash cans, plants, or other objects in your Athens home's garden or landscape are blocking any parts of your irrigation system. Plants often grow in unexpected ways, so they very commonly end up preventing an irrigation system from doing its job. To get the performance from your irrigation system, you should make sure that the area around any sprinklers is always well-maintained.

Design Problems

Your landscape will change over time, either through your intervention or because of the natural growth of plants. Any time you make any changes to your Athens home's landscape, you’ll want to be sure you aren’t impeding your irrigation system. Depending on the changes, you may need to adjust the height or location of your sprinklers, or other specific aspects of your irrigation.

If you're looking for landscaping services in Athens, call Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes at 706-206-3858, or fill out our online request form.