Sprinkler FAQs

Got questions? We've got answers. Here are some frequently asked questions from our customers in Farmers Branch.facts about your lawn irrigation

When should I water my lawn?

Watering your lawn at the right time is really important when it comes to keeping your lawn green and your water waste down. Try to water when before the sun has reached his highest point. Optimum watering hours are before 10 AM, or between 4 PM and 7 PM.

How frequently does my grass need watering?

Actually, not as often as you might think. You can get away with watering your lawn every 3 days or so, especially if you are watering deeply and at ideal times of day. In fact, overwatering your lawn is possible, and can lead to mold, mildew, and fungus growth.

Do I need more than one smart controller?

Probably not. Most smart controllers are perfectly adequate for a typical residential lawn. However, if you are trying to install smart controllers to cover a large area, then it's important to talk to your irrigation specialist to discover the appropriate smart controller requirements for your situation.

How does my smart controller know when to water?

Smart controllers are, well, smart. They are able to check local weather conditions and monitor rainfall at your location in order to determine if you need to water your lawn that day or not. Your smart irrigation system can be customized so that it waters according to your specific needs.

Should I retrofit my sprinkler system?

If you're looking to increase the efficiency of your irrigation system while also saving money and water usage, then a sprinkler retrofit isn't a bad idea. Ask our sprinkler repair technicians about a sprinkler retrofit for your area.

My sprinkler head won't pop up. Should I replace it?

Not necessarily. A sprinkler head that fails to pop up could be due to low water pressure, a partially closed shut off valve, or a flow control valve. It could also be due to some other mechanical failure on the head itself. Have a sprinkler repair tech take a look and diagnose the problem before you go out and buy brand new pop up sprinkler heads.