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We Fix lawn Sprinklers Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Provo UT) (801) 709-1574

Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Provo UT) specializes in sprinkler repairs and installation. We have a goal to have outstanding customer service and communication with our customers in Utah County. Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Provo UT) knows that the business is only as good as the people that work for it.

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26 Apr 2017
Cause of Dry Spots Dr. Sprinkler Provo Utah County

Causes of DRY SPOTS and How to Fix Them!

Dr. Sprinkler Repair knows that nobody in Provo, UT, wants dry, brown spots on what should be a lush, green lawn. So we’ve compiled a list of the common causes of dry spots and possible remedies so that YOU, our customer, can have a healthy and thriving lawn this summer. When it comes to your sprinkler system, don’t forget to give Dr. Sprinkler Repair a call. We specialize in sprinkler repair, as well as sprinkler installation and maintenance. Call Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Provo, UT) today at (801) 709-1574.

Animal Urine
Dogs are the most common culprit, but large birds and other animals can cause urine spots, too. Urine usually causes your lawn to turn yellow in spots, sometimes with a bright green ring around the edges where the diluted nitrogen in the urine acts as a fertilizer. Cut out the dead spot and fill it with plugs cut from sod. Head to a nursery with a clump from your lawn and find a strip of sod that matches, or wait until the fall and sow fresh seed after clearing the dead grass and loosening the soil.
Buried Debris
Buried debris, such as lumber, rocks, metal, etc., can have an obvious effect on the surface of your lawn. Use a screwdriver to poke around beneath a dry spot to see if anything is underneath the sod. If possible, remove the debris
Chemicals
Gasoline, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides can cause dead spots if spilled. If fertilizer is applied unevenly or incorrectly, it can burn the grass. Even insect repellents can burn your lawn when sprayed on the grass blades. Pour chemicals, fuels, and sprays on your driveway, not on your lawn, and follow application directions.
Compacted Soil
Aerate to relieve soil compaction. Add organic matter and reseed.
Diseases
Fungal Diseases – Brown patch and other fungal diseases thrive in moist conditions, most often in midsummer (when nights and days are hot and humid) and spring (as snow melts). They may show up as circular or irregular brown spots, or you may notice a spotting or infected pattern on the blades or a generally dying/thinning out. Increase air circulation and sunlight as much as you can, to make your lawn less inviting to fungus. Note the size and shape of the damage as well as the frequency of watering, fertilizer, mowing habits, and sunlight in order to diagnose the disease correctly. Take a sample of the affected grass (blades, roots, and soil) to your local cooperative extension office for analysis.
Dormancy
Cool-season lawns can go dormant during the heat of summer while warm-season lawns go dormant during the winter. If your lawn has a mix of grasses, you’ll have curious brown patches as some areas go dormant while others stay green. Seasonal dormancy is normal, but make sure your lawn is healthy and strong to prevent unnecessary browning.
Drought
Lawns need one inch of water per week, either from rainfall or irrigation. Dry, compacted spots are more easily drought-damaged. Keep an eye on dry, sunny spots, especially if your soil drains poorly. If you irrigate, make sure your entire lawn is watered evenly.
Dull Mower
Water tends to run off slopes, taking grass seeds and young shoots with it, and leaving bare ground or dried out areas behind. Aerate your lawn to increase water absorption. If the slope is steep, consider building terraces or planting groundcover.
Excessive Pesticide Use
Applying too much insecticide or herbicide can “burn” turfgrass and lead to yellow or brown grass. Follow the manufacturer’s specifications on amount and frequency of application.
Foot Traffic
Aerate to relieve soil compaction and reseed. Redirect the traffic. If that proves impossible, install a walkway.
Hot and Cold Temperature Extremes
Hot and Cold Temperature Extremes
Wait for a change in the weather. Keep your eyes open for early signals of lawn problems.
Iron
Another reason for discoloration could be lack of iron in your soil. Some of the more common areas of the yard that you might find turning yellow from iron deficiency are those adjacent to things made of concrete. Driveways, sidewalks and concrete planters can be the culprits. The high alkaline content in concrete tends to absorb the iron found in soil, reducing the amount of iron your lawn or garden receives. Iron deficiency appears in patches. Blades may yellow but the veins retain their green color. Iron deficiency may not affect growth. Alkaline soils (such as those in the Midwestern and Western states) are especially susceptible to iron deficiencies. You can add iron as a soil supplement to neutralize alkalinity and help replenish the iron that occurs naturally in the soil. Apply as directed on the package. Remove the product from masonry or concrete surfaces before watering to avoid staining.
Nitrogen
Lawns that are not getting enough nitrogen (the key component of lawn fertilizer) will begin to change to light green and then yellow. The color change usually begins to show first in the lower leaves. Reduced growth is also a sign of nitrogen deficiency. Normally the entire lawn is affected. Adding nitrogen will help restore the green color if you fertilize properly. Applying too much at the wrong time can do more harm than good. Follow the package instructions carefully. Grass cycling – leaving grass clippings on your lawn after mowing – adds nitrogen naturally to the lawn.
Pests

Grubs – Grubs are a common problem in mid to late summer, and most easily identified when your sod easily pulls back from the ground like a carpet. Pull back a section of sod and inspect for fat, white curved worms. More than ten per square foot can cause lawn damage. Grub control products are available at your garden center.

Chinch bugs – Chinch bugs are a common summer pest in warm-season lawns, especially in hot sunny patches beside driveways and sidewalks. Inspect your lawn closely, and look at your shoes as you walk through the grass – you should be able to spot the small black and white adults. They’re resistant to many pesticides, but there are products available to target them.

Other insects – Caterpillars and other pests can live part of their life cycle in lawns. Watch your lawn closely – look for crawling and munching insects and for grass blades that look eaten. Also watch for birds and wasps feeding on these pests in your lawn.

Poor Soil
Soil quality can vary in your lawn, and poor soil can occur in patches, causing brown, bare areas or moss. Take a screwdriver and push it into the soil. If it doesn’t go easily, your soil is likely compacted. Try aerating and top-dressing to incorporate organic matter in the soil. When you aerate, take a look at the plugs, to see how the quality and texture of your lawn varies in different spots. Keep this in mind as you amend and improve your soil.
Roots
Large trees or shrubs usually win the battle for water and nutrients. The area under trees is notoriously difficult for growing grass. Consider mulching or naturalizing areas under trees and shrubs.
Scalping
If your mower blade is set too low or there are lumps in the lawn, it can cut the grass too short and cause damage. Practice proper mowing techniques by raising your mower blades, and smooth out high spots by digging up the sod, removing some of the soil underneath, and replacing the sod.
Shady Areas
If you can’t beat the shade, join it—by replacing the grass with flowers and plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight. Wax begonias and torenias are two flowering annuals that add pops of color. So do New Guinea impatiens, and they’re not susceptible to the mildew-induced disease that has infected garden impatiens in recent years. Among perennials, lungworts produce pretty blue, pink, or white flower clusters, and their leaves are spotted with silver or white. Also check out plants with pretty foliage. The deep red leaves of the coleus, an annual, and the peach-colored foliage of the perennial coral bells will brighten a shady area.
Too Much or Too Little Fertilizer
Too much fertilizer causes excessive growth. Too little does not provide enough nutrition to promote the strong roots, crowns and leaves needed to withstand disease. Follow the proper feeding schedule for your turfgrass.
Too Much or Too Little Water
If the lawn is not getting enough water, the turfgrass begins to resemble straw. Walking on the lawn leaves footprints in the turf. Water only when needed to prevent overwatering. Do it as early in the day as possible to allow evaporation from grass blades. Be sure to follow any watering ordinances or restrictions for your area.
Watering During the Day
It is actually best to water your lawn in the early morning, before the sun has risen, or in the late evening, after the sun has set. Water droplets on grass can act as magnifying glasses for the sun’s rays, which will actually burn the grass instead of hydrating it. Setting sprinkler timers for optimal watering hours will help with this issue. For help with setting up a sprinkler timer and/or repairing or installing a sprinkler system, call Dr. Sprinkler Repair today!
26 Aug 2016
Dr. Sprinkler Provo Sprinkler Winterization

5 Step to Turn off your sprinkler for Uah County, UT area.

 

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5 Steps checklist to turning off your lawn irrigation system for Utah County Area.

 

Call Mike to get on the schedule for Sprinkler winterization for (Provo UT), area. (801) 709-1574

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Areas We Cover for Utah Count   Automatic Lawn Sprinkler Winterization – (also known as) –
“sprinkler shut down”, “fall closing”, “blow out”, “winter blowout” Utah County area.

Provo Ut, 84601, 84602, 84603, 84604, 84605, 84606.
Orem UT, 84057, 84058, 84059, 84097.
Lehi UT, 84043
Pleasant Grove UT, 84062
Spanish Fork UT, 84660
Springville UT, 84663
American Fork UT, 84003
Saratoga Springs UT, 84045
Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005
Payson UT, 84651
Highland UT, 84003
Lindon UT, 84042
Santaquin UT, 84655
Alpine UT, 84004.
Cedar Hills UT, 84062.
Mapleton UT, 84664.

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26 Aug 2016
Fall Lawn Preparation Dr. Sprinkler Repair Utah

Fall Lawn Preparations

Fall is the best time to prepare your lawn for steadily declining temperatures. Dr. Sprinkler Repair (Provo, UT) can help you do that and more. This article will outline many of the most important steps that need to be taken in order to protect your sprinkler investment, as well as the services available from our highly qualified sprinkler technicians.fall-lawn-preparation-dr-sprinkler-repair-utah-county-provo

Grass, like many other living organisms that hibernate through winter, spends the autumn months gathering nutrients and energy in order to survive the time it will spend beneath snow and ice. Nourishing your lawn during this time becomes more important than ever. There are many ways to do this, such as:

Aerating Your Soil
Oxygenating the soil will give your grass access to many more nutrients. Dr. Sprinkler Repair’s Utah County sprinkler technicians offer lawn aeration services. Using specialized equipment, such as a lawn aerator, they will oxygenate the soil beneath your lawn and make certain that it will be ready for a healthy, green spring.

Controlling the Weeds
Weeds are like parasites, stealing food and energy away from your lawn. Getting rid of the weeds will give your grass priority when it comes to receiving the best moisture and nutrients the environment has to offer.

Fertilizing the Grass
Fertilizer is jam-packed with everything your lawn could ever want. By fertilizing your grass prior to winter, you’ll be giving your grass enough stored energy to make it through winter with nutrients to spare.dry spot repair dr sprinkler provo

Fixing Dry/Bald Spots
Why wait until spring to find out that a bald spot has been hiding beneath the snow all winter? Fixing bald spots in the fall means that your spring lawn will be lush and fill, rather than spotty and ragged. Click here to learn more about identifying and fixing dry spots in your yard!

Mowing your Lawn
Towards the end of the autumn season, set the blade on your mower to its lowest setting in order to cut the grass very short. This will allow more sunlight to be absorbed by the grass, as well as lessening the amount of dead, brown grass in your lawn in the spring.

Raking the Leaves
Fallen leaves for a barrier between your lawn and the water, sunlight, and nutrients that it needs to thrive through the winter weather. Raking the leaves and keeping your lawn clear is the best form of prevention.

Finally, don’t forget to call Dr. Sprinkler Repair for your lawn sprinkler winterization needs! We perform various winterization and blowout services for your sprinkler system, so give us a call today at (801) 709-1574 to schedule an appointment with our expert sprinkler technicians.

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26 Aug 2016
Watering adn Timers Dr. Sprinkler Utah County

Watering and Timers

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Watering

“In dry periods, water newly laid turf, freshly sown areas, and high-quality lawns. Leave established lawns unwatered, but stop mowing because longer grass helps protect the roots. The grass may turn brown, but will recover once it rains.”

“Water a new lawn every week in dry spells, until it is established. You can tell when fine lawns need watering because they lose their spring when walked on. Reduce water evaporation by using sprinklers early in the morning or at night. Move seep hoses by 8 inches every half hour.” Learn More.

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Turn Off the Timer

Automatic irrigation systems have a controller or timer. Most controllers have a “rain” or “off” mode that shuts off the signals to the valves. Turning it “off” allows the controller to keep all the essential programming information stored in it. The only change is that the valves will not activate. If you unplug or cut the power to your controller, be aware that you may need to reprogram it in the spring. Learn More

26 Aug 2016
Is your lawn ready fo summer Dr. Sprinkler Repair Utah County

Is Your Lawn Ready for Summer?

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Summer lawns need water more than ever! Are your sprinklers up to the job? Dr. Sprinkler specializes in sprinkler installation and repair. Our employees are experienced, clean-cut, and reliable. For lush, healthy grass, look no further: Dr. Sprinkler has got your back.

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“True, water is essential to lawns. But too much or too little can harm them. Running the sprinkler all night sets up the right conditions for disease. Frequent, light watering causes the grass to grow shallow roots and sets your lawn up for trouble in hot weather. Here are a few easy pointers for correct watering.”

26 Aug 2016
Customer Service That means Service For You Dr. Sprinkler utah County

Customer Service – That Means Service for YOU!

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Dr. Sprinkler Repair has a goal to have outstanding customer service and excellent communication with you, the customer.

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We are Licensed and Insured, clean-cut, non-swearing employees who look forward to making your sprinklers run the way you want them too.

26 Aug 2016
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Honest, Clean, Full of Integrity – The Dr. Sprinkler Repair Mission Statement

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Dr. Sprinkler Repair knows that a business is only as good as the people that work for it. As part of our mission statement, we are honest, clean, and full of integrity; therefore, we will be there when we say we will be there.

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How do I set the timer for my sprinkler system? Doing it yourself may seem confusing, but here’s a simple breakdown of how to work it.

24 Aug 2016
Dry Spots Call the Doctor Dr. Sprinkler Repair Utah County

Dry Spots? Call the Doctor!

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Dry Spots

Are you getting dry spots in your grass, but the sprinklers seem to be working great? This could be caused by the water pressure being too high. High water pressure can cause the sprinklers to mist, which results in water evaporating and not reaching the plants or grass. If your sprinklers look like the image below, you could be wasting water and may need sprinkler system maintenance.

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We have many tools to help deal with too-high and too-low water pressure. Our professional technicians can fix any sprinkler problem. We pride ourselves on great communication and vast experience in sprinkler repair.

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24 Aug 2016
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How To Save On The Water Bill By Saving Water!

A lawn sprinkler system makes life much easier and saves us time. A sprinkler system cuts back on the use of water by watering more effectively. However, a broken sprinkler system can waste over 4,000 gallons of water a month. Most sprinkler problems go unnoticed because they run at night and go unseen. Common problems with a lawn sprinkler system is that they are not rising above the grass (not popping up all the way) as well as broken tops and broken pipes below the ground.  Sprinklers that do not cover correctly wastewater and can causing lasting damage.  Call Dr. Sprinkler at (801) 709-1574

Common problems of sprinklers wasting water:

  • Broken Sprinkler Head
  • Broken or cracked sprinkler pipes
  • Over watering from timer
  • Sunken tilted sprinklers heads
  • Wrong spray pattern
  • Mixed sprinkler heads
  • Sprinkler needs minor adjustment
  • Sprinkler valve or zone won’t turn off

Schedule a Free Water Check here with the state:

www.slowtheflow.org/index.php/forms/free-water-check

www.cwel.usu.edu/watercheck

Our Main Site below.

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