Patchy lawn – The plants in your lawn need ample water to grow. If your sprinklers or irrigation pipes are faulty, you may end up with dry patches of grass. These patches may be small, covering only a few square feet or large, covering an entire lawn. This is unacceptable, not only does it look bad, but it’s also a sign that your lawn could be at risk for various diseases.
High water bill – If your water bill is abnormally high, there are a few things you can check to see if your meter is malfunctioning. If you have an older meter, it may not be registering an accurate amount of water usage. Call the city and request that they send someone out to check for problems with the meter. If you have recently moved into a new house, there may be a leak in an irrigation line that has yet to be discovered.
Sputtering heads – When you have an issue with a sprinkler head, there are a few things that could be causing it. The first thing that you should check is to see if any debris have built up on the outside of the head. There should not be anything obstructing its path as this will prevent it from properly delivering water to your plants. If you notice some debris or if you’re having issues with just one head, try cleaning off any dirt with a simple brush.