Effective irrigation design and scheduling are a crucial part of maximizing water conservation in the landscape. Determining the amount of water that your yard is receiving can be estimated by a simple irrigation checkup. Homeowners often wonder how long they should irrigate their lawns, but the amount of water cannot be measured by time. A simple irrigation audit can be performed by any homeowner and will give you an estimate of irrigation output in terms of inches per hour. The uniformity distribution can also be observed and sprinklers may need to be adjusted to ensure an even application of water.
When it comes to efficient sprinkler operation and maintenance, avoid using the "set it and forget it" approach. Check out our helpful guide to sprinkler head and nozzle retrofits for issues related to high water pressure and sunken heads.