Q. What is the best time to water my lawn?
A. The best time to water your lawn is in the early morning hours. This helps to minimize the loss of water to evaporation and helps to prevent the possibilities of disease.
Q. How long should I run each zone?
A. Most spray heads (sprinklers that do not rotate) zones need to run between 10 to 15 minutes and the rotors (sprinklers that do rotate) zones need to run between 30 to 45 minutes to put down around 1/4 inch water each time they run.
Q. How often should I water?
A. Most lawns require 1-2 inches of water per week in the summer months but much less in the spring and fall. Usually around a 1/4 inch of water is put down each run cycle. How often you water depends on temperature, wind and rainfall, so your controller will have to be programmed accordingly. Rainsensors are good investment so you do not waste water if we get abundant rainfall.
Q. My system will not run. What is the problem?
A. Check the controller-does it seem like it has power to it. Is there a rainsensor on your system overriding the program on your controller. Has your water supply to your system been accidentally shut off. Call us at 402-917-5277 if you have any questions and want to set up an appointment.
Q. My system will not shut off. What is the problem?
A. Is the controller turned off? If the system still will not shut off you probably have a defective control valve. Slowly shut off the water supply to your lawn sprinklers and call us at 402-917-5277 to set up an appointment.
Q. Is Sarpy Irrigation insured?
A. We are fully insured by American Family Insurance and they will gladly provide you with a certificate of insurance if you would like one.