As a homeowner, coming out to a healthy, green lawn in the morning could very well be something you take pride in. It’s almost like your lawn is rewarding you for keeping it happy and well-watered. You might also however, have that one corner of your yard that the sprinklers just aren’t reaching- and like many, you might wonder what you can do to increase your sprinkler distance. Luckily, there are a number of different ways you can increase your sprinkler distance, so let’s check out a few below!
Adjust Your Sprinkler Heads to Increase the Distance
Stock sprinkler heads are usually adjustable, and can be positioned to hit different areas of your landscape. Changes include how wide the spray is, the radius at which the sprinklers rotate, and the physical distance of the spray itself. Each sprinkler head is different, but the most common are the small, plastic heads that pop out of grounded inlets when the system is activated. These sprinkler heads have a single outlet at one end, which allows the water to escape at high pressure. Generally, the top of the head can be removed, revealing a small screw that can be adjusted.
Is Water Pressure the Culprit of your Sprinkler Distance Woes?
You may need to test your water pressure to ensure that your sprinklers are reaching their maximum distance. If you notice one sprinkler head that doesn’t seem to be going as far as the others, you may have a clogged line. If the entire system is falling short of what you expected, however, you may have an issue with the backflow preventer or simply low water pressure.
Need to Increase Sprinkler Distance? Change the sprinkler.
You want to make sure you’re using the right sprinkler for the right job. There are a wide variety of sprinklers available to consumers, including ones that can shoot water across long distances, and others that specialize in flooding small areas. Using a short-range sprinkler to fire across a long distance simply won’t work, so make sure that your sprinkler is best suited for what you’re looking for. You should also consider using drip irrigation for more isolated plants, such as potted plants and garden beds.
Changing a sprinkler is no problem at all, particularly if you already have a system installed on your property. In many cases, it could be as simple as changing the head of the sprinkler- requiring no excavation at all. In other, more complicated cases though, changing the sprinkler could require attaching a brand new sprinkler to the existing pipe. Either way, you’ll be glad you did.
Need a Little Hands-On Help?
Effectively watering all areas of your landscape is important to ensuring your plants are kept happy, and if after reading through this guide you still don’t feel feel up to the task, you can always call the professionals at Green Mountain Sprinkler Repair. We offer irrigation services from Golden to Littleton and everywhere in between, so help is never far away.