Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Sprinkler Spring Start-Ups:

Lawn Sprinkler Spring Start-Ups – As spring approaches, it’s essential to start thinking about lawn care, with your irrigation system playing a crucial role in your seasonal plan.

We all understand adequate watering is essential for the growth and survival of lawns and gardens. Still, before your in ground lawn irrigation system can care for your property, you have to take care of the irrigation system itself.

As you plan to turn on your sprinkler system this spring, it’s important to do it correctly to avoid any issues. We recommend hiring a professional irrigation company to handle system start-ups and shutdowns.

These are the only two major annual system care steps that also serve as a ready opportunity to have your lawn irrigation systems maintained.

We put this frequently asked Questions Sheet Together to help educate homeowners with inground irrigation systems about what a Spring Start-up includes and the steps your lawn irrigation contractor should take to help ensure the health and longevity of your lawn irrigation system.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Lawn Sprinkler Spring Start-Ups

What is a lawn sprinkler start-up?

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A lawn sprinkler start-up, also referred to as a “spring turn-on,” is the process of reactivating your lawn sprinkler system after it has been inactive during the winter.

During this start-up, our lawn irrigation technicians carefully turn on the supply valves, test the water flow, and inspect the lateral lines, backflow device(s), and valve manifold(s) for any leaks or damage that may have happened during the winter.

Then our irrigation technician verifies that the sprinkler heads are functioning correctly, with proper spray direction and coverage, and that the drip irrigation lines and emitters operate as intended.

Lastly, the technician will adjust the irrigation controller’s settings for optimal spring watering times.

We wrote this blog on why mornings are, more times than not, the best time to water lawns here in Westchester County.

When is the best time to turn on my lawn sprinkler system?

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Here in Westchester County, as a general rule, we begin Spring-Start ups at the end of March and continue through April.

It’s important to consider the water restrictions in your town.

Here is a link to, which will post any water restrictions pertaining to cities and municipalities in the area that may have specific restrictions on when and how much you can water your lawn. Be sure to check back as the season progresses. During years of drought, towns will limit watering times and schedules, and you do not want to incur any penalties for non-compliance with such orders.

Remember that the key to having a healthy lawn is to water deeply and infrequently rather than frequently and shallowly. Your sprinkler system should be adjusted to provide the right water to your lawn and plants, considering their unique needs and the weather conditions.

Can I do my spring start-up myself?

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You could. But we have to advise against it strongly. So many little things can go wrong or be overlooked that the cost savings is not there. The risk doesn’t outweigh the reward and benefits of hiring a trained lawn irrigation company to come out and perform the system start-up for you.

Additionally, a trained irrigation technician will inspect your entire sprinkler system to identify any potential problems, such as leaks, clogs, or broken heads. They will also check the flow and pressure of the system to make sure it is operating efficiently and effectively. By performing routine maintenance, you can avoid costly repairs down the line and ensure that your lawn and plants receive the proper amount of water they need to grow and thrive.

In conclusion, while it may be tempting to try to perform your sprinkler system spring start-up yourself, it is important to remember that this is a complex and technical task that requires knowledge and expertise. Hiring a professional from Falco Lawn and Sprinkler will not only save you time and effort, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that your system is in good hands.

How do I schedule my lawn sprinkler spring start-up?

We are here; just call us +1 914-287-2049.

We are ready to schedule your spring start-up and will add you to the call-back list we will begin to execute as soon as the weather turns!