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Tip Tuesday! The Charlotte Terry Girls want to provide you with tips on how to keep your Florida home in tip top shape!
Tip 6: Sprinkler Maintenance
Not all sprinklers are created equal. In fact, some are better suited for particular tasks than others. And, some use water much more efficiently than others. Find out more about types of sprinklers at the 𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕚𝕟 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕓𝕚𝕠. Regardless of the type of sprinkler that you use, there are simple things you can do to ensure that the right amount of water gets where it is needed.
Summer Maintenance Tips:
Best time of day to water your yard in the summer: Between 1am and 3am is recommended 2-3 times per week.
Know how long it takes your sprinkler to water an inch. Use a tuna can to measure your sprinkler's water use.
Regularly check your watering system for leaks, broken lines or misdirected sprinkler heads. Taking a few minutes once a month to make sure your sprinkler and/or hoses are working correctly is a crucial step to ensuring efficient water use outdoors. Be sure to run your entire system zone by zone and check the following:
Signs of leakage, especially damage to sprinkler heads or piping. Repair and replace as needed. Look for perpetual damp spots in your landscape as these might indicate a leak or broken line that will have to be fixed.
Accurate spray patterns. Adjust your sprinkler heads so they water your landscape and not sidewalks or pavement. Also make sure their spray isn’t blocked by plants or other materials
Get your back flow checked. If you have an automatic sprinkler system, chances are that you have a backflow connection that is required by law to be checked annually. Have the cross connection assembly, or backflow, tested by a state-certified tester. Contact your local water provider for specific information on rules and regulations - be sure to ask for the cross connection or backflow specialist. tiptuesday sprinkler sprinklersystem summer verobeach verobeachflorida home homeimprovement maintainance homemaintenance heat staycool upkeep floridarealestate floridian water watersystem bettersafethansorry floridahomes heatindex realtorsofinstagram realestateofmind