Have you wondered why your lawn is dry or brown, but still green around the sprinkler heads? The answer might be a sinking sprinkler head.
It’s worth having a quick inspection and if that’s the problem, making some changes.
Why Are My Sprinkler Heads Sinking?
Sinking sprinkler heads is not usually a huge problem. Don’t panic, but it needs fixing.
Over time, soil compacts with foot traffic and lawnmowers running over and around the heads. That causes the sprinklers to settle into a lower position.
Once sunken, the water can’t spray as far as it usually does. In fact, it can collide directly with only the surrounding turf.
That causes under-watered grass further away from the sprinklers, and possibly even overwatered grass directly around it. And it gets worse fast! Brown grass, or even flooded grass.
‘Give me a solution!’ I hear you ask:
How to Fix Sinking Sprinkler Heads in Tampa
Don’t delay, as time will only make things worse – it can be a real struggle to rescue a dead lawn with Tampa’s climate. Here’s what you can do:
- Dig around the head with a shovel, to remove the sod and soil.
- Carefully clear out the dirt around it.
- Pay attention to not hit or damage any underground pipes, or the sprinkler head itself!
- Pull the sprinkler head up, so it’s even with the ground again.
- Pack the soil under and around the sprinkler head, push down on it slightly to ensure the pressure is sufficient to avoid it sinking again quickly.
- Replace the sod piece, over the sprinkler head.
Read Related: Does My Lawn Need Resodding?
Take the Time to Clean Your Sprinkler Heads
While fixing your sinking sprinkler heads, it’s also a good opportunity to clean them out. Dirty sprinkler heads can cause underwatering, as the spray holes get clogged with dirt and debris.
DIY or Hire a Professional?
Digging around your sprinklers and pipes can be stressful. One accidental collision with a pipe and your entire Tampa irrigation system can fail. It can also be tiring.
Please be careful when fixing any part of your sprinkler system, as they are high-pressure systems.
Fear not! All Phaze irrigation can take care of your sinking sprinkler heads in Tampa, with ease. We analyze your sprinkler system, making sure the position is not the only problem. We’ll clean your sprinkler heads and fix any leaky links.
Oh and we can optimize your irrigation set-up to minimize water bill costs and improve your lawn’s health!
Other Common Sprinkler Head Problems
If it doesn’t seem like your sprinkler heads are sinking, you may have another problem such as:
- The sprinkler head not rotating correctly
- Leaking sprinkler head
- Incorrect angle of sprinkler head
- Poor water pressure
- Cracked pipes
- Irrigation system controller issues
Feel free to contact us today for a full irrigation system evaluation.
Sprinkler Head Repair in Tampa, Florida
Contact All Phaze Irrigation today if you require a sprinkler repair in Tampa. Our expert team regularly helps people with sinking sprinkler heads or other faulty irrigation system symptoms!
Pinellas County and Pasco County, Florida.
CALL OR TEXT (727)215-7850 to get started!