Spring Sprinkler System Maintenance Checklist (Infographic)

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year, but it’s spring already. Spring is the perfect time to prep and check your sprinkler system to ensure it is running properly and efficiently so as it gets warmer, your lawn will remain a pristine green color you’ve missed all winter.

This sprinkler system maintenance checklist infographic serves as a helpful spring sprinkler system maintenance checklist so that you can ensure your irrigation system, as well as your lawn & garden, is ready for the changing seasons. A well-managed sprinkler system can be the difference between green grass and crab grass, so you will want to stay on top of it.

Infographic - Spring Sprinkler System Maintenance Checklist

Sprinkler System Maintenance in 7 Steps

  1. Test the soil to make sure it's warm enough. Rather than digging a hole, you can probably get away with pounding a tent stake into the ground. It's less invasive and will give you basically the same information. If it's easy to drive the stake into the ground, you should be good to go.
  2. Check the sprinkler controller for any needed updates (like replacing batteries).
  3. Remove obstructions from system.
  4. Check for wear and tear - you will likely need to replace a sprinkler head or two, but they are inexpensive and easy to replace, so not a big deal.
  5. Check the valves for leaks.
  6. Open the street valve.
  7. Test your water pressure.
checking off a sprinkler checklist

And you are good to go!

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