31 Jul 2010

Irrigation System Components

Landscape, Maintenance, Residential 1 Comment

Clock

You must learn to adjust your clock’s watering schedule. This schedule needs to be changed according to the change in seasons, and with the change in maturity of the plants. Your clock will always be located next to your outside electrical panel.

Vacuum Breaker

This is installed next to your front yard hose bibb. It prevents irrigation water from entering your drinking water. It has two handles which can be turned to shut off the irrigation system.

Electrical Valves

The electrical valves are located below ground in a plastic box. The grass valves need no maintenance. The drip valves have a filter that needs to be cleaned out once per year.

Grass Sprinkler Heads

Grass sprinkler heads should be checked for adjustment every 90 days. The filter in each head needs to be cleaned out once per year.

Plant & Tree Emitters

The water lines should be moved away from the trunk as the tree matures. Failure to move the water away from the trunk will cause your tree to blow over in high winds. Plants & tree emitters should be checked at least twice per year for proper water flows and/or damage.

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One Response to “Irrigation System Components”

  1. Jerry B. Baker says:

    Wonderful website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!

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