What To Look For When You Turn On Your Sprinkler System This Spring


👀 Signs to look for when restarting your irrigation system for the spring:

  • Check if all zones and irrigation heads are working properly
  • Uneven water distribution or water coming out of the ground may indicate a clogged or broken sprinkler head
  • If an entire zone is not working, it could be a sign of a broken PVC pipe or wiring issue

🕰️ Programming your irrigation controller:

  • Turn on the zones one at a time to ensure proper functionality
  • Adjust your schedule for the upcoming Spring and avoid overwatering your lawn
  • Consider upgrading your irrigation controller if it’s outdated

Spring Sprinkler System Turn-On Service

JB Lawn Sprinklers has been servicing irrigation systems for over 17 years. Over that time, we’ve had 17 years of perfecting our Spring Turn-on Service. Our JB Lawn Sprinklers Technicians have learned so much through our many years of experience inspecting and maintaining irrigation systems. We wanted to share and describe what to look for as you’re turning on your irrigation system this Spring.

If you’re unfamiliar with JB Lawn Sprinklers, we’re a locally owned and operated Wilmington company that specializes in irrigation installation and maintenance. We service the Greater Wilmington area, including cities like Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Leland, Southport, and Burgaw among other cities. 

Signs To Look For When Restarting Your Irrigation System

Are All Zones and Irrigation Heads Working Properly?

The hope is when you fire up your irrigation system, your sprinkler system is working just as it did the previous fall. If it’s not working properly, the best-case scenario is that it’s simply a clogged or broken sprinkler head. This would be indicated by water coming out unevenly from your sprinkler head or water coming out of the ground in large quantities. You would notice this pretty quickly as it means your sprinkler head is either jammed into the ground or broken off the pipe.

If an entire zone is not working that can be a bit more problematic. This could indicate that the actual PVC pipe might have broken during the Winter, or it could be a problem with the wiring. In either case, you will need to investigate further and make a proper repair. 

Programming Your Irrigation Controller

When rebooting your sprinkler system this spring, something to keep an eye on is the irrigation controller for your system. The controller is responsible for operating your irrigation cycles and turning your system on and off. Use your irrigation controller to turn on the zones one at a time, making sure each one is working properly.

After checking the various zones, adjust your schedule for the upcoming Spring. During Spring, make sure not to overwater your lawn. The best time of day is first thing in the morning before the sun rises so the water has enough time to be absorbed into the grass.

If your controller is outdated, it may be time to consider an upgrade. New irrigation controllers have all types of capabilities. Some controllers even have the capability to adjust themselves, based on current and predicted weather events.

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How To Contact JB Lawn Sprinklers

To learn more about what to look for this Spring related to your irrigation system, you can contact our office by either clicking on this link to our website by calling our office at 910-794-8042. You can also use the same contact information to reach out JB Lawn Sprinklers Team to request our Spring Turn-On Services or any form of irrigation maintenance or installation.