Common Irrigation Challenges

Many homeowners have challenges with their irrigation systems. Use the table below to identify more common irrigation issues along with suggested solutions.

Issue: Leaning sprinkler nozzle

Suggested solution:

  • Straighten sprinkler nozzle

Issue: Plants block the sprinkler nozzle

Suggested solution:

  • Trim plants or
  • add a riser before the sprinkler nozzle

Issue: Overspray

Suggested solution:

  • Adjust sprinkler nozzle.
  • Consider a pressure regulator or adjust timer

Issue: Misting or fogging

Suggested solution:

  • High pressure --- Install a pressure regulator

Issue: Mismatched sprinkler heads

Suggested solution:

  • Replace with consistent sprinkler head type and brand

If you've identified that you have any of the problems above, you can talk to someone at your local irrigation supply store or hardware store about how to implement the solution.