Clean Sprinkler Heads Now to Avoid Brown Spots Later:
As the city turns on secondary water for homeowners, it's important to check and clean your sprinkler filters to ensure proper watering coverage. Clogged filters can prevent your sprinklers from dispersing water correctly, leading to dry and dead spots in your lawn.
We recommend checking and cleaning your sprinkler filters at least twice a year, at the start of the year and in the summer, as irrigation ditches can pick up debris that clogs up the filters over time.
Don't wait until it's too late, take care of your sprinkler filters this weekend and ensure your lawn stays healthy and green all summer long. Check out the pictures below for a step-by-step guide on how to clean your sprinkler filters and keep your lawn healthy and green all season long.
Remember: In Utah, lawns need between 1.5 to 2 inches of water per week in the spring and 2.5 to 3 inches of water in the hotter summer months to look their best.
DON’T FORGET TO CLEAN THE MAIN LINE FILTER TOO!
Cleaning the Main Line Water Filter: Step-by-Step Guide
The main line water filter is an essential component of your irrigation system that filters out dirt, debris, and sediment from the water supply. Over time, this filter can become clogged and reduce water pressure, which can lead to poor irrigation coverage and dry spots in your lawn.
That's why it's important to clean the filter regularly to ensure proper irrigation and prevent costly repairs.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean the main line water filter:
- Turn off the water supply: Locate the main valve where the water supply enters your property and turn it off. This will prevent water from flowing through the system while you clean the filter.
- Locate the filter: The main line water filter is typically located at the street or sidewalk where the main water line enters your property. Look for a round or square cover with the words "water" or "irrigation" on it.
- Remove the cover: Use a screwdriver or a wrench to remove the screws or bolts that hold the cover in place. Lift the cover off the filter housing and set it aside.
- Clean the filter: Remove the filter cartridge from the housing and rinse it thoroughly with clean water to remove any dirt or debris. If the filter is heavily clogged, you may need to use a soft brush or a cloth to remove the debris.
- Reassemble the filter: Once the filter is clean, reinsert it into the housing and replace the cover. Tighten the screws or bolts to secure
- Turn on the water supply: Turn the main valve back on to allow water to flow through the system. Check for leaks and make sure the water pressure is consistent throughout the irrigation system.
By cleaning the main line water filter at least once a year, you can prevent clogs, maintain water pressure, and ensure proper irrigation coverage for a healthy and green lawn.
Don’t forget your watering schedule! Your timer is just as important as your sprinkler…