What Exactly Happens at Your Springtime Turn-on

A Sprinkler System Start-Up From Green Way Irrigation Will Help You Save Water, Time And Money in Your Landscape

Sometime in the spring of 2017—as the temperatures warm and the lawn and garden begins to thaw—there will be no better time than springtime to make sure your automatic sprinkler system is ready for another season of efficient lawn and garden watering. Green Way Irrigation will help you get the warm watering season off to a great start with your “spring turn on.”

SPRING TURN ON …
Although all signs might be pointing to the arrival of spring, the soil beneath your landscape is always the last to thaw. It’s best to consult a Green Way Irrigation expert before starting any sprinkler system—after all, the ground may be frozen & a premature start can result in damage to your underground pipes.

Resetting the controls in the brain of your system …
A fully licensed Green Way Irrigation technician will run a check of your irrigation controls and programs. This includes dusting away any dust & debris on the timer—and making sure the date and time is correct. We’ll make sure that the settings are appropriate for your landscape’s watering needs. Your technician will replace the back-up battery in the timer/controller every 6 months, and upon request—we’ll keep a copy of the watering schedule both in your home and at our headquarters.

Ensuring there’s no unobstructed flow …
Your fully licensed Green Way technician checks for rocks, dirt, sand and other types of debris that may block the even flow of water from sprinkler heads. We do this because uneven distribution can lead to too much watering in some areas of your landscape—and not enough in others. Both of these scenarios may result in an unhealthy landscape and wasted water. Your tech will also inspect spray heads and make sure debris has not accumulated around them during the winter.

Replace what’s not working …
Nozzles and sprinkler heads are designed to withstand normal wear and tear of irrigation, but are no match for an errant lawn mower, the neighbor’s dog or worse—your snowblower or snowplow guy. A fully licensed Green Way technician checks will replace cracked, chipped or worn components, such as sprinkler heads, nozzles, valves or pipes. To be specific, a broken sprinkler can have an adverse effect on lawns, gardens, and your water bills, so it is important to let your Green Way Irrigation technician check and replace them periodically.

The heart of your system …
Valves are the heart of any irrigation system. They regulate the distribution of water throughout your entire system. A leaky valve will potentially waste water, and ultimately increase your water bill. A fully licensed Green Way Irrigation technician visually inspects each valve to make sure they are operating at optimal performance. Before turning on any water to the system, your technician will make sure all manual drain valves are returned to the closed position. Overly wet areas in the lawn, resulting in muddy and/or barren patches, may be the result of a leaky valve which needs immediate attention.

And that’s the expert service you’ve come to expect!

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