Summer is upon us and temperatures are starting to heat up. You go to turn on your irrigation
system for the first time this year to give your landscape some relief only to find out something’s
wrong with your system.
Maybe one of the heads are broken or a section of the system isn’t coming on at all. No matter the
issue, you don’t want to be dealing with it once summer is upon us, especially when you’re are
expecting the property to look lush and green.
To keep from having problems once the West Texas drought hits, take these steps to make sure
your irrigation system is ready now.

Preparing Your Irrigation System for Summer

Here are five irrigation system troubleshooting tips to ensure your system is ready for summer.

Check For Damage
One of the first things you’ll want to do before turning on the system is to look for any wear and tear
or damage. Take a walk around your property making sure you check the main components to see if
they need to be replaced, repaired or adjusted:
 Pipes (You will notice a sink hole or puddles in yard)
 Nozzles
 Spray heads
 Valves

If any of the components are broken, that could lead to leaks or other water waste — increasing your
water bill drastically. Repair any damage or worn pieces to increase your system’s efficiency and
sustainability.

Examine The Controller
The irrigation controller is the brain of the whole system, so you want to make sure it’s ready to go.
Start by dusting and cleaning it off and replace the back-up batteries if you haven’t already in the
past six months. You’ll also need to make sure the controller’s date, time and watering settings are
correct.
When your controller isn’t working properly, it will throw everything else off. With the
technology available, you might want to consider some of the newer clock options that include smart
scheduling. There are many styles of controllers and manufacturers to choose from.

Inspect Valves And Surge
If the controller is the brain of the system, your valves are its heart. You’ll want to look at the valves
to make sure they aren’t leaking or damaged. Leaks are going to waste water (and money).

Turn on each zone from the system controller to make sure all of the valves are working properly. If
any of the zones don’t come on, there is either a wiring or valve problem that will need to be
repaired.

Clean It Up
Take a walk around your property and make sure that all sprinkler heads are clear of rocks or other
debris. Make sure the heads are clean and free of compacted dirt, and check for any heads that
have been buried. Ensure the water sprays where it’s supposed to and isn’t being blocked or
covered up.

Pro Tip: Bring In An Licensed Expert
There are some things you can do on your own if your sprinkler system is giving you a hard time.
But, there are certain tasks that can cause you to do more harm than good: fixing a damaged line,
moving spray heads, updating your controller or changing your heads.
Instead of trying to troubleshoot your sprinkler system — and possibly damaging it further — turn to
a professional to make sure it’s as efficient as possible to enjoy the most cost savings.
At HydroPro Landscaping, we’ll get your system ready for summer and also make sure your site is
following your current local water restrictions.
We offer everything from remote site management and smart controllers to rain sensors and drip
irrigation systems to make sure your property is efficient and updated. Our team will also keep the
irrigation system-maintained year-round.
Plus, we offer all of our irrigation services in-house, so you’ll know exactly who will be working on
your property. That peace of mind can go a long way.

To ensure your landscape irrigation system is ready to run effectively and efficiently now and
for the long haul, contact us today at (325) 864-9404 or info@hydroprolandscaping.com

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