Importance Of Fixing Sinking Sprinkler Heads
Have you noticed that your lawn appears brown and dry in some places but is green and thriving around your sprinkler head? This can be a sign that you have a sinking sprinkler head. This problem can be fixed, and your sprinklers will be working effectively in no time. A sinking sprinkler head is a common occurrence and can be caused by foot traffic and lawnmowers. The more often that a sprinkler head is stepped on or run over, the greater the chance it has of sinking down into the ground. When a sprinkler head sinks, it is unable to spray far. The water will typically only hit the grass or landscaping immediately surrounding the sprinkler head.
How to Fix a Sunken Sprinkler Head
It can be stressful to fix your sprinkler heads yourself. We are more than happy to come out and perform maintenance for you. However, if you would like to try and fix it yourself, here are some steps to help you be successful.
- Carefully dig and clear out the grass and dirt surrounding the sprinkler head.
- Be careful not to hit the sprinkler head or any pipes that are near.
- Gently pull the sprinkler head up so it is even with the ground.
- Clean the sprinkler head to remove dirt and debris.
- Repack the soil and grass around the sprinkler head.
- Be sure the grass and soil is tight so the sprinkler head doesn’t fall again.
- Test the sprinkler to be sure it is watering the surrounding area correctly.
As mentioned above, it is extremely important that you are careful when removing the dirt and grass surrounding the sprinkler head. If the sprinkler head or pipes become damaged, there will be an entirely new problem to repair.
Be sure to contact us at Challenger Irrigation for all of your sprinkler system questions and maintenance needs. We will be more than happy to assist you with a sunken sprinkler head. We are happy to serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties.