THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP
With the summer getting ready to make its presence known in a few weeks, now is the time to go through your irrigation system with a fine toothed comb. Make sure that all heads on all lines are operating correctly. On a morning when winds are calm or near calm, check to insure that all heads are turning properly, nozzles are clear and the arc adjusted for proper coverage with deflection where needed. Perform an audit of your irrigation system to make sure that your output and coverage of water is as even as possible. Change nozzles as needed to adjust your irrigation rates according to the results of your irrigation audit. When the heat and high evapotranspiration season hits, you’ll be glad you have your irrigation system ready to keep your turf in tip top condition.