Patchy lawn – It’s not a pretty sight. Your lawn is patchy, with dry spots and maybe even some dead patches. Because the roots of grass are shallow, the roots can only absorb water when it is close to the surface. If the sprinkler system has been installed incorrectly, this can lead to a patchy lawn where some parts receive too much water and other parts receive too little. This can be fixed by repairing or repositioning the irrigation system.
High water bill – If you notice a steady increase in your water bill month after month, then it’s time to investigate further. Take a walk around the outside of your house looking for any leaking irrigation pipes or other signs of problems. If you find any evidence that something is wrong with your irrigation pipes, then call a professional to take care of the problem.
Sputtering heads – Sputtering sprinkler heads can be one of the most frustrating problems during a drought. The last thing you want to see when watering your plants is for the sprinkler head to be spraying water in an erratic fashion. It can be quite a sight, especially when there are perfectly good jets of water coming from the rest of the sprinklers on your property. The best way to fix this is with a good old-fashioned cleaning with water. Rinse out the head, and you should be back up and running.