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Sprinkler Maintenance Tips for Fall

Fall is in full swing, and for homeowners everywhere, this means it’s time for a bit of basic sprinkler maintenance. The fall is the last chance you’ll have to ensure the system is set to survive through the winter, and also a chance to clean things out after a long summer.

At Greenside, we’re here to help with all these maintenance area as well as home sprinkler repair. Here are some basic tips for fall sprinkler maintenance.

Back Flow Check

If you run an automatic sprinkler system, it’s vital to have your backflow connection checked every year. Fall is generally a good time to do this, if you haven’t already done it in spring – if your sprinklers do a lot of work, both might even be good. A failure to regularly check backflow connection can lead to serious issues with expensive repairs. Contact our specialists if it’s been more than a year since you had yours checked.

Rain Sensor

If you don’t already have one installed, a rain sensor can help save both money and water in your home. This sensor shuts off sprinklers once a given amount of rain has accumulated – it’s perfect for the fall season, when rains might be a bit more frequent and you’re never quite sure when to turn your system off.

Sprinkler System Function

You may not have noticed issues during the busy summer, but the fall is a good time to walk the entire lawn and ensure that your sprinkler system is functioning properly. Note if the sprinkler is watering the sidewalk or any undesirable area, and check for any leaks indicated by a damp spot or pool of water on the lawn.


To prevent any overflow or buildup issues during the long winter, clear all debris from the area. Also clear it from the gutters.


Finally, winterization is important to ensure your system stays safe through the season. Our professionals can handle the winterization process for you from start to finish.

For more on fall sprinkler maintenance, or for information on our sprinkler system repairs offered, speak to the experts at Greenside today.


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