4 Signs You Need a New Sprinkler System for Your Denver Landscaping

March 29, 2021

If you’re like most homeowners, you rely on your home’s sprinkler system to keep your Denver landscape design looking like new during the growing season. These systems are ideal for helping you water large yards quickly and efficiently. But they don’t last forever. Eventually, you’ll need to install a new system to keep your lawn growing well throughout the warmer months. So, how can you tell if the time has come to replace your old sprinkler system with a new one? Watch for these telltale signs.

1. Your Water Bill Is Overly High

When your sprinkler system was new, it was able to use small amounts of water to keep your lawn and landscaping properly hydrated. You likely noticed a drop in your water bill and didn’t see any unexplained increases for years. But if you notice that your water bill is higher than it should be, it may be due to a problem with your system. By installing a new sprinkler system on your property, you’ll be able to take advantage of new water-saving technology to help keep your bills as low as possible. 

2. You’re Scheduling Frequent Repairs

Sprinkler systems are supposed to run without constant maintenance and repairs. But as they age, the components in the system will start to deteriorate. Over time, you’ll end up scheduling more frequent repairs. If it seems like you’re calling a repair technician several times a season, replacing your system may be a better option. Once the new system is in place, you should see a reduction in the frequency of repairs. Even better, you’ll have the new system’s warranty to protect you against damage caused by manufacturer defects.

3. The Sprinkler Heads Keep Sputtering

When your system is in good condition, the sprinkler heads should deliver a steady spray of water. As the system and the sprinkler heads get older, they start to develop pressure issues. This can result in sputtering when the system turns on. If you notice that the heads aren’t providing a steady stream during their normal watering schedule, consider replacing your system. 

4. The Spray Patterns Are Uneven

New sprinkler systems create an even spray pattern every time the system turns on. This helps ensure that the entire lawn and surrounding landscaping gets the water it needs. Unfortunately, it’s normal for dying sprinkler systems to have uneven spray patterns. This can lead to underperforming spots on your lawn, mud puddles in other areas, and increases the risk of mold in your grass’s roots. By replacing your old system with a new one, you’ll eliminate those risks completely.

Invest in a New System Now

If you’re wondering if your sprinkler system needs to be replaced, watch for these common warning signs. If you notice even a single one, schedule a consultation with the experienced Denver landscaping team at Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape. We’ll inspect your system and help you decide if it’s best to repair your existing heads or replace the system altogether. If you need a replacement, we’ll handle everything so you can sit back and relax while enjoying your beautiful green lawn.
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