If there is pooled water in your lawn, it may kill the grass and cause various diseases. In many situations, simple sprinkler maintenance can help solve the problem. There are several issues that may lead to pooled water in your yard and getting to know what they are can help you prevent serious issues before the situation gets worse or causes permanent damage.
Some of the most common reasons (and solutions) for water pooling in your yard are found here.
Broken Sprinkler Lines
The lines for your sprinkler system are buried under the ground. This is to protect them from damage and keep them out of the way. However, even buried in the ground the lines may break or leak. When this happens, the only indication of a problem you may see is pooled water. If you see puddles in your yard, think about whether or not there is a sprinkler line nearby. If so, this may be the culprit and you should call for repairs right away.
Broken Sprinkler Heads
If you are like most people, you probably use an automated sprinkler system. This means you may not be home when the yard is watered. It also means you may never actually see your system in action. However, if you notice a puddle or pooled water, make sure to check for broken sprinkler heads. If the head is broken, it may just shoot water up like a geyser the entire time the system is on. This is another issue that should be fixed right away.
Misplacement of the Sprinkler Heads
If your yard is sloped, you need to make sure the water is going to run downhill to the street or other water collection area. If you installed the sprinkler system yourself, you may not have realized this was necessary. As a result, you may notice that water has begun to collect in the yard, creating serious problems. In most cases, this is going to mean that the entire sprinkler system needs to be adjusted. If you are unsure of what to do or how to do it, call on the professionals. They can ensure the sprinkler system doesn’t create areas of pooled water in your yard.
Other Causes of Pooled Water
Keep in mind, the sprinkler itself may not always be the culprit when it comes to pooled water. For example, if there is thatch present in your yard, it may prevent the water from moving away or draining. It can also clog valves and other parts of the sprinkler system. In either situation, if you notice pooled water be sure to call for repairs right away.
It is imperative that you pay attention to the health of your lawn. In many cases, if you notice dead, yellow or otherwise damaged areas, you can track the problem back to an issue with the sprinkler system. If there is pooled water in your yard and you are unable to determine the cause, contact the professionals from The IDL Company. They can inspect the system to ensure it works properly and doesn’t cause lawn damage.