November 16, 2021

When you invest in your property, you need to protect that investment. Many homeowners who take pride in their landscaping use a landscape contractor to help with design and ease of maintenance, which most likely includes investing in a lawn sprinkler system. Once you’ve made that investment, you’ll want to make sure that you have a professional to maintain your sprinkler system as well.

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An Expert Knows What to Look For

You may not think about drainage issues until you notice standing water, or worse, damage to the structure of your home. If your soil has high clay content, as much of the soil in the area does, you are more prone to potential drainage issues. If you are experiencing drainage issues, your sprinkler system may be exacerbating the problem. Hiring a full service landscape contractor to maintain your landscaping means you’ll have experts on hand to fix issues with the grading and ensure that you are getting the right amount of irrigation for your property and it drains well.

An Expert Will See Potential Issues Before They Become Problems

You may have hired the experts to install your system, but figure that you can handle the upkeep on your own. After all, once it’s in the ground, how hard can it be? But your landscape contractor knows what to look for and can often identify issues before they become problems needing extensive repair. If problems arise during the season, they can address them quickly and effectively. If you wait until you notice a change in your water bill or the system stops working entirely, you will likely need to fix the entire system, which can be expensive and require a lot of invasive repair work that can damage your lawn.

It’s a Complicated System

You have a landscape contractor to handle the upkeep you don’t have the time and expertise to manage. You installed a sprinkler system to handle your irrigation needs. It makes sense to have the same expert handle both. A full service landscape contractor understands both your irrigation system and your specific landscaping needs, and they can make sure that everything is working together to protect your investment and keep your property looking its best. Your landscape will get the right amount of water for your soil content, specific planting, and weather patterns.

What Does a Sprinkler System Maintenance Plan Include?

In general, most sprinkler system maintenance plans include a spring turn on and a fall turn off. In the spring, your landscape contractor will prime the main line, verify the operation at each zone, adjust the heads, check for leaks, test the controllers, calibrate the system, and identify any needed repairs. To keep the system running smoothly during the growing months, they can provide services that including reviewing the system zone by zone and check the coverage areas and run times. As the weather and seasons change, the run times can be adjusted. Your irrigation professionals can keep an eye out for potential drainage issues throughout the growing system. In the fall, your landscape contractor will prepare the system for winter by blowing out the heads, valves, and lines prior to freezing temperatures settling in. Once the system has been blown out, the system will be turned off. Failure to adequately blow out your system in the fall can cause freezing and damage, so having a professional take care of it is highly recommended.

If you enjoy a well-manicured lawn without any of the hassle, find a local landscape contractor with full service experience. That means experts to help you with your landscaping, irrigation system, and beyond. When you have the right professionals working together, you can truly have a property that is the envy of the neighborhood. Contact Twin Oaks Landscape today to learn more about our full service residential contracts.