When it comes to a home's irrigation system, a little maintenance goes a long way. Homes with clock timer-controlled irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than homes without irrigation systems. Your system can waste even more if it's programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction or you have a leak. Before you ramp up your watering efforts, spruce up your irrigation system by remembering four simple steps: inspect, connect, direct and select.
Inspect. Check your system for clogged, broken or missing sprinkler heads. Better yet, go with . . .