While a lot of people tend to focus on the intricacies of gardening in the spring, not everyone considers the importance of checking and repairing their sprinklers. In many cases, the use of sprinklers is paramount to the results that homeowners get with their gardening, and any malfunction – especially when it comes to the use of automated sprinklers – can end up creating a real disaster.
When you’re using automated sprinklers, there are many reasons why you have to check their functionality in the springtime:
- That’s when the weather starts to get good enough for proper gardening. As you plant new crops, grass and plants, you will want your sprinkler system to be ready to provide them all with life-giving water at the right time and in the correct amount. You want to avoid having brown patches on lawn right from the start of Spring.
- Automated sprinklers use heat sensors to determine when to sprinkle your flowers and plants. If the sensors are off or the sprinklers aren’t operating properly, your garden could get an improper amount of water, which can have disastrous effects.
- An automatic sprinkler system works even when you’re not home. If you take a holiday or you have to go and visit your aging parents, for a couple of weeks, then even the smallest fault in your sprinklers can cause a lot of problems. When you get home, you might end up finding your garden in a deplorable state that could have been avoided with a bit of preventive maintenance.