Sprinkler Controller Mistakes
Getting a new sprinkler system installed in your home is always an exciting time! You’ll see your new sod grow into a beautiful lawn and the new plants in your landscape design blossom into a gorgeous yard. Once you have your new system ready to go, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the controller. This way, you get the most effective use of your sprinkler system. While the controller has gotten simpler, it’s still common that some will make unintentional mistakes. Here are a few of the common mistakes that are made.
Accidentally setting all programs to run. Controllers today have several programs for different times of the day, different seasons, and so on. If you don’t check which setting you have, you could water more than you need.
Setting the wrong time. In Florida, it’s important to know what time your sprinklers should run. Because of our heat, especially in the summer, watering too late in the day could lead to early evaporation, and your sprinklers run without doing much to help your lawn. On the same note, we often get afternoon rain storms, which is nature’s way of watering your lawn for you.
Setting each zone to run too long. Usually setting your controller to water each zone for about 10 minutes a day is enough. If you set the time too long, you’re wasting water.
These seem very simple, but sometimes even the simple things leave us making errors. It’s nothing to be ashamed of; we’re just helping you avoid them. But once you get the process of using your new sprinkler controller, you’re be able to watch your yard become your own oasis for you and your family. To get a new sprinkler system installation, or to have repairs made to your irrigation system, give Ground Source a call and let our irrigation experts help you.