XERISCAPE: LANDSCAPING WITH STYLE in the ARIZONA DESERT

       


Yearly Irrigation Care
Once a year (preferably during the spring):

Flush the irrigation lines.
  • Start with the cap that is closest to the control valve and work your way toward the end of the system.
  • Flush each line for about a minute, until the water runs clear. Remember to close each cap before moving on to the next. Do not allow contaminated water to flow back into the line.
  • Check valve boxes to make sure they are clear of debris.
  • Clean and inspect the filters.
  • Inspect filter screens for holes. Replace as needed.
  • Clean the system by opening the end of the filter and turning on the system briefly.
  • If there is calcium buildup on the screen, remove it and soak it in a solution of 50% water and 50% vinegar until the buildup is removed.
Replace the controller battery.
  • A fresh battery will prevent the controller from reverting to the default program in the event of a power failure.

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