Reddi Irrigation Blogs

How Often Should I Water New Grass?

Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:06 AM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
New grass should be watered twice a day (or more under dryer conditions) to keep the top two inches of soil moist at all times. Water daily until all of the grass seeds have germinated, then it will be ready to begin a regular watering schedule. Before Planting New Grass Seed A few days before planting your new grass seed, water the entire area a... Read Article

How to Replace a Broken Sprinkler Head

Thursday, September 14 2017 9:26 AM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
Sprinkler heads can easily be damaged by mowers or trimmers, especially if the head sits fairly high out of the ground. Most homeowners can do the repairs at home without calling for the help of a professional. Follow these simple, cost-conscious steps to replace a broken sprinkler head. Purchasing a Replacement Sprinkler Head A replacement sprin... Read Article

Why Does My Sprinkler System Have Low Water Pressure?

Monday, August 21 2017 10:17 AM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
Low water pressure in your sprinkler system cuts down the irrigation range and can even cause the sprinkler heads not to pop up at all. Here are some of the most common culprits: The valves on the backflow preventer device aren’t all the way open. The shut-off valve or main water valve isn’t all the way open. There is a leak or bre... Read Article

3 Tips for Watering Your Lawn in the Kansas Wind

Friday, July 14 2017 12:00 PM
Categorized In General
Kansas summers leave our lawns hot and thirsty. Plenty of water is required to keep everything green and healthy through the driest time of the year. But when you live in one of the windiest states in the country, how do you avoid watering your house, the street, and even the neighbor’s yard every time there’s a gust? Reduce wasting wat... Read Article

Reasons to Have Your Sprinkler System Winterized by a Professional

Monday, November 14 2016 10:28 AM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
Your home’s sprinkler system is at risk for freezing during the harsh Kansas winter. Since it represents a big investment, it’s a good idea to take steps to protect your irrigation system before the temperature drops. Every fall, your sprinkler system should be winterized.  Due to the potential hazards involved with the winterizati... Read Article

When Should You Start Up Your Sprinkler System in Kansas?

Tuesday, February 23 2016 4:53 PM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
Spring is around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about starting up your sprinkler system for the upcoming season. But how do you know when is the right time to start up your system? The Ground Should Be Thawed Even though the temperature outside might be starting to feel like spring already, the soil underneath your lawn might no... Read Article

Why You Should Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Wednesday, September 16 2015 4:10 PM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
Winterization, the process of removing all water from your lines and equipment, is an essential part of properly maintaining your lawn sprinkler system. Failing to do this correctly each year will eventually result in broken or cracked pipes, valves, pumps, sprinklers, fittings and costly repairs. Winter Ground Freezing You might think that becau... Read Article

Benefits of a Sprinkler System Rain Sensor

Wednesday, June 3 2015 8:49 AM
Categorized In Sprinkler Systems
For the last several years, Kansas and much of the Midwest was in a drought, and it rained so infrequently that running your sprinklers in the rain wasn’t much of an issue. Then, in May of 2015, the area received record-breaking rainfall, and over watering became a big issue. Wichita was inundated with 11.77 inches of rain during this time,... Read Article

When and How Much to Water Your Lawn in Central Kansas

Wednesday, January 21 2015 3:00 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
Choosing the correct timing, frequency, and duration to water your lawn reduces runoff and evaporation. With hot Kansas summers and possible water restrictions, determining the amount of water your lawn needs to stay healthy without wasting water or money can be tricky. Here are a few guidelines to help you determine when, how often, and how lon... Read Article

What Does a Backflow Preventer Do, and Why Do I Need One?

Tuesday, January 20 2015 3:37 PM
Categorized In General
Even if you install your own sprinkler system, you need a professionally-installed backflow device. In order to understand why, it helps to know what a backflow preventer does. What is Backflow? As the name implies, backflow is what happens when water flows backward into the water supply, rather than out of it. Backflow in an irrigation system ... Read Article