How Do You Adjust Tall Sprinkler Heads?
In most areas, burying the pipes 8 to 12 inches below the surface is adequate. This measurement is from the top of the pipe to the surface of the soil, which means your trenches must be slightly deeper to accommodate the pipes
When you start seeing rain around October or November, that's usually a good time to shut off the sprinklers. If it's a dry winter, however, consider switching your sprinklers to a one per week schedule with reduced run time
Properly draining your irrigation system prevents cracks and broken lines from water expansion in the piping and valves over the cold months. For a carefree fall and winter, and an all-systems go-spring and summer, make sure you drain the system before temperatures dip to 30 degrees Fahrenheit
To properly blow out a sprinkler system, your air compressor needs to provide at least 20 cubic feet per minute. Most irrigation professionals recommend using at least 50 cubic feet per minute. Most air compressors will list their cubic feet per minute rating on the side of the tank
You need a compressor that has either enough volume or large enough motor to fill your system with pressurized air. A compressor size of 4-6 gallons should be enough
Any temperature below 40℉ is too cold to use sprinklers to water your lawn. Although air temperatures are still above freezing, water droplets clinging to grass blades will be exposed to wind chill or colder nighttime temperatures, which may freeze them solid. This can result in brittle, frozen grass
CURB APPEAL: A sprinkler system indirectly increases a home's market value by enhancing the home's overall curb appeal. ... A sprinkler system adds value to a home because it offers time-saving and energy-efficient lawn maintenance