Is Your Sprinkler Not Spraying Far Enough?

Chris Jamieson Lawn Care

If you feel like you often have a problem like your sprinkler not spraying far enough, you are not alone. You can get a lot of your problems solved by contacting Lawn Connections. Before a Southlake landscaping crew comes to inspect your system, however, you may be able to do a little bit of inspecting on your own. Consider these common sprinkler system problems and their solutions.

Clogged Head

If you discover your sprinkler not spraying far enough, it could be that the head is clogged. Especially if you have an in-ground system, lawn mower clippings and debris from rain and storms can get caught in the head of the sprinkler and block the flow of water. One clue that you might be dealing with a clog is that the water will pool excessively around the sprinkler head. This should be easily remedied with a quick cleaning.

Broken Head

Your sprinkler also may not be able to perform to its full potential if the head is broken. Broken heads may not pop up or retract when they are programmed to do so. This can easily happen if the head is hit by something like a lawnmower blade. To fix this, you simply need to replace the head.

Sprinklers Too High

Sprinklers are more prone to damage if they sit really high out of the ground. It is much easier to strike sprinkler heads with a lawnmower or other lawn tools when they are not low enough. You can fix this by making sure that the heads only sit about a half-inch above the ground.

Whether your sprinkler not spraying far enough is caused by a clogged head, a broken head and or it’s sitting too high, you should get in touch with a professional to find a solution. If you struggle with your lawn and sprinkler system, contact Lawn Connections at 817-769-6950 for help today.