sprinkler zones head adjustments

Sprinkler Zones: Vegetable Zones, Head Needs, Seasonal Adjustments

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the most important themes associated with creating sprinkler zones for your lawn, garden or landscape. Proper zoning will ensure that every part of your landscape gets the proper water coverage throughout the year, plus that you aren’t wasting water and resulting money. 

At Olympus Landscaping, we’ll help with this and numerous related themes for our various clients. We offer a huge range of landscaping services, including both landscape design and installation, and we regularly assist clients with maintenance and tweaks to any part of their setup. What are some other themes to keep in mind as you’re setting up zones for your sprinklers? Here are a few.

Mapping Flower and Vegetable Zones

We left off in part one with mapping of your grassy areas, which is typically the first major mapping step you should take. For any landscape or garden with flowers, vegetable plants or other non-grassy foliage, you’ll want to give them their own zones as well.

Vegetable plants especially will have different watering needs throughout their growing season, so it’s important to be able to adjust your sprinklers as needed. We recommend labeling these zones with different colors on your map.

Assessing Sprinkler Head Needs in Each Zone

Once you’ve got a firm handle on your zone setup, it’s time to look at each individual sprinkler head. How many heads will you need in each zone? What type of head is best for the particular area in question?

There are a lot of different factors that come into play here, including the size and shape of your lawn or garden, the terrain, the types of plants involved, etc. Again, our team at Olympus Landscaping is happy to help you assess these needs and come up with the best possible solution.

Adjusting for Seasonal Changes

Don’t forget that your sprinkler needs will change throughout the year as the seasons change. Some areas may need less water in the spring or fall, while others (like vegetable gardens) may need more. You’ll want to be able to adjust your zones and heads accordingly.

Managing Zone Leaks or Other Issues

If you begin to notice water leaks in any of your zones, it’s important to take action right away. These leaks can quickly become expensive and cause all sorts of problems for your lawn, garden or other areas. The sooner you catch them and make repairs, the better.

As always, our team at Olympus Landscaping is here to help with any and all of your landscaping needs, including sprinkler zone creation and maintenance. Contact us today to learn more about our various services or to schedule a consultation.