Irrigation System Spring Startup

Crabapple Irrigation Specialists are experts in proper sprinkler system layout, Irrigation system repair, plant watering requirements and soil types. Our skills will ensure a well maintained and water-efficient system.

When spring arrives and freezing temperatures cease, it's time to turn on irrigation systems and start watering again. However, when you do so, you should take a few very important steps to make sure you do not damage pipes or irrigation components. 

Crabapple Irrigation Specialists perform the following services for your complete Spring Irrigation Startup:

Open the system main water valve – Crabapple’s Irrigation Team provides professional care to ensure sprinkler main lines are not subjected to high surge pressures, uncontrolled flow and water hammer, which may cause them to crack or burst.


Verify the proper operation of each station valve by manually activating all zones from the controller.

Walk through each station on the controller, checking for proper operation of the zone. Check for proper operating pressure (low pressure indicates a line break or missing sprinkler), proper rotation and adjustment of sprinkler heads, and adequate coverage. Check and clean filters on poorly performing sprinklers.


We recommend adding a Rain Sensor to your system, so you can ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible throughout the year. Rain sensors automatically turn off irrigation controllers based on local rainfall amounts. Automatic adjustments benefit the environment by reducing wasteful watering, which also benefits your wallet. 



Reprogram the controller for automatic watering. Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary.


Complete zone Inspection and complete list of repairs are submitted.