With Spring now here, along with the new season comes lawn and garden maintenance for most homeowners. Learn how to quickly clean sprinkler nozzles in 6 easy steps.
Having your own irrigation system comes with many responsibilities and regularly checking for blocked or broken sprinkler nozzles is one of them, especially after winter. As your irrigation system was not used as frequently over the cooler months, rain and storms can cause your sprinklers to become full of dirt or debris. Highly trafficked areas on your lawn can also increase the chance of blockages. As a result, insufficient water reaches your lawn, causing dry spots during the warmer months (which no one wants).
Before your spring watering kicks in, we will show you the most effective way to clean sprinkler nozzles, without it being a full day job. Make sure to contact your local water authorities beforehand to check that you can use your sprinklers.
Before you can get started with the cleaning process, first ensure that your irrigation system is turn off. You will also need to prepare a bucket of hot water and have a piece of stiff wire or a paperclip to help clean the sprinkler holes.