June Home Maintenance To-Do List

By: Danny Lipford

Lawn sprinkler.

To-Do #7: Check and Adjust Lawn Sprinklers

It’s a good idea to do a little preventative maintenance and checking for leaks each year when using your lawn sprinkler system for the first time, here’s how.

Lawn irrigation yearly maintenance:

  1. Before turning on the water to your yard’s sprinkler or irrigation system for summer watering, make sure the ground has completely thawed to a depth of a foot or more.
  2. Check each sprinkler head and remove any grass that has grown over it, as well as obstructions or other debris that could prevent the sprinklers from working.
  3. Check the control settings and replace the back up battery if needed, then turn on the system and monitor it closely as it runs through the different zones to make sure the sprinkler heads are working properly and water is being distributed where needed.
  4. After the system has run through it’s cycle and is turned off, check the water meter to make sure there aren’t any underground leaks in the irrigation pipes.

Read our articles on Home Irrigation How-To to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:


    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Papa,
    Thanks for the grill cleaning tip!



  • Papa Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Great list Danny, but I’m worn out thinking about all that work. One easier tip that works for me is regarding cleaning the BBQ grate. If you have access to a pressure washer it will do a great job on your grate and even the grill interior. It is quick and easy with no scrubbing or harsh chemicals. Just be sure to do it somewhere that the greasy debris won’t do any harm. Have a great summer everyone!


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thomas,
    The pressure washer Danny used is the OneWash power washer from Generac.



  • Thomas Przybyl Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I am really pleased with the results you folks have gotten from the GENREC Powerwasher you folks have used on the show to cleaner concrete patios and sidewalks. I was wondering what model or size are you using. I would like to purchase the same unit. HomeDepot here in the Carolina’s do not carry them in the store. You have to order them online. Can you please share the information on the model you are using on the show. Love the show!

    Thanks

    Tom Przybyl
    Wake Forest,NC



  • susie Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    common black snakes are not poisonous and will kill and eat copperheads. if you have a black snake, let him be, he will get rid of the copperhead in due time. Keep a hoe or shovel handy and don’t go out barefooted until you get rid of the copperhead. they are born fully venimous and ready to bite.



  • Maria Garcia Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Yes,a lot of things need to get done this spring/summer. How do you get rid of snakes? We have regular garden snakes and a copperhead (I think). Garden snakes do not bother me, it is the poisonous ones that scare me. Midwest region (like Kansas City).


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