Every business or homeowner believes that his or her irrigation system will operate in the way it is designed without giving headaches for many years. But just as it is with all other equipment, maintenance will always be required at some point. Every effort put into maintaining the good condition of your irrigation system would certainly pay you back in the form of consistent and efficient watering which conserves water and your savings as well. In this piece, we will look at some practical operation and maintenance tips that would help your irrigation system.

A few maintenance tips

  1. Always carry out a regular checkup

You must take a good look at your irrigation system a few times each season. The first of such checks should be at the beginning of the season at the point where you want to activate the irrigation system. Your second check should be at a time when the farming season is halfway. If possible, make sure you conduct monthly checks on your irrigation system. Always ensure that you take a good look at the controller to ensure that it is well plugged and functions optimally. Check the time and date and make appropriate corrections and always replace the backup battery when necessary. In addition to this, always ensure that the sensors and wires are connected properly. Also, turn on each of the zones to ascertain the presence of any form of system damage.

  1. Ensure to flush the system

Always ensure that you flush the system at the beginning of each season. Also, the initial point of the irrigation process should be flushed to avert clogging. If this is not done, the irrigation system will be clogged and breached by debris. You should also know that regular wear and tear could lead to the clogging of the nozzles. Apart from the flushing system, it is important that you also install screens on every one of the sprinkler heads and take appropriate measures to enhance the system filtration while also replacing any nozzle which may have become clogged.

  1. Always take care of the Sprinkler heads

You mustn’t assume that the sprinkler’s heads are in the ideal shape and condition and as such would work to a point of perfection. With time, the possibility of the sprinkler heads damaging will see an increase. The sprinkler heads often have to endure the damaging effects of the shifting of the soil, lawnmowers, regular wear and tear as well as improper installation. For an irrigation system to be properly maintained, it is important that you replace the missing or damaged heads before the watering process commences. Also, it is a wise move to install the sprinkler heads on a swing pipe so that they can easily float in the soil and as such become less susceptible to any form of damage.

  1. The little things matter a great deal

If you desire to see your home irrigation system to stand the test of time, you must give attention to the small details. Something as minor a shifted head could lead to a situation of overwatering of certain parts of your home. It is therefore instructive that you realign the sprinkler heads in such a way as the manufacturer instructed. Some of the best sprinkler heads may settle with time. Also, you should make sure that you remove unwanted grass using installation risers or sprinkler heads.

  1. Ensure you check for Spray head leakages

With time and usage, dirt and debris will begin affecting the wiper seal. The implication of this is that there is bound to be some leaks around the spray head. In a situation where the spray head is made up of a single unit, it becomes important to replace the entire head. It should also be noted that some types of spray heads can easily be removed and replaced.

You too can operate your home irrigation system

It should be noted that for the irrigation process to be efficient, there is a great need for qualitative sprinkler system design as well as very good water management and maintenance skills. In addition to this, renovation and tune-ups of home sprinklers go a long way in improving water coverage which by extension results in water savings and better growth of plants. Adopting new technologies will also mean there would be an improvement in the water management process. The seasonal adjustments in the controllers will also lead to an increase in water savings as well as improved plant health.

When using your Irrigation Victoria system, you must read the manual carefully to get the full picture of its functions. You should also know that no one system is suited for each application. The moment you decide to install an irrigation system, it is important that you know a few vital factors before you conclude on the system to go for.

The factors you need to consider include the availability and fuel cost, initial cost and labor requirements, water source and shape and size of the field as well as the crop being considered.

In the case of water timers, you must know that they are an important component of the irrigation system. These water systems are deployed to automate the system of irrigation. Also, when using the sprinkler system in your home, it should be noted that this is an easy and quick way to get your garden or lawn wet. Unlike what is obtainable with spray, the sprinklers are designed in such a way that they throw large volumes of water thus minimizing evaporation.


Efficiently operating and maintaining your home irrigation system is not rocket science. Using the right tips and skills, you should be able to comfortably run the watering system of your home at minimal cost and maximum profitability.