Yes, it’s been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest… BUT… when the fall “dry season” arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed?
Watch the video (above) to learn five reasons you should go ahead and check your system NOW, before the dry season hits.
Did you know? It pays $$$ to save water!
Do you live in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough Counties? If so, you could be eligible for an irrigation efficiency upgrade through the Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebate program! Check your eligibility at: https://tampabaywaterwise.org/en/rebates
(Live outside the Tampa Bay area? Check for other rebates here – https://lookforwatersense.epa.gov/rebates/)
Want to learn more about timer & sensor issues?
Check out the pre-recorded webinar – “Irrigation Controllers & Sensors – Where BIG Mistakes Happen FAST!”
Adjusting heads – Online tutorials
The following online tutorials show how to adjust several common styles of spray and rotor heads.
(NOTE: Inclusion does not represent endorsement of specific brands, products, or organizations.)
- Adjusting pop-up spray heads:
- Adjusting rotors:
A quick note about “mixed heads” (sprays/rotors)
If you’re a long-time reader of my blog, you know that either too much or too little water can cause BIG problems… Sprays and rotors apply water at VERY different rates. When sprays and rotors are combined in a single zone, usually, something is either receiving too much water, or too little. If you’ve got mixed heads, this video from UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade discusses an easy option for retrofitting spray heads with “multi-stream” rotating heads.
Looking for a DIY Sprinkler “Wet-Check” Guide?
I’ve got you covered – Check out this previous post – Sprinkler tune-up!
Getting excited for #FloridaFallColor?
Still feeling like a sauna outside? Get enthusiastic about fall with my previous post about Florida Fall Color!
By Frank Galdo
About the Author: As one of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Program Coordinators in Pasco County, I work to help ensure that our community is full of vibrant landscapes that DON’T require a lot of water, fertilizer, or pesticides to look their best. Through an innovative collaboration with Pasco County Utilities, I also provide targeted on-site troubleshooting outreach to help individuals and communities identified as high water users. My motto is – “Less guesswork, better landscapes.” I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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