If you see overspray onto cars, walls and asphalt, your sprinkler system heads may have the wrong nozzles installed.
Imagine taking a shower without the shower head in place. While you can absolutely do that, it wouldn’t be very efficient. The same principal applies to your sprinkler system and its nozzles.
The nozzle is the device on top of the sprinkler head that determines the spray pattern, angle of the spray, and distance it’s thrown. The right irrigation nozzle is essential to distributing water onto your landscape.
If you examine the fine print circling the plastic nozzle top, you’ll notice the specifications of both the distance and angle of the spray. This is key information when purchasing a replacement for a cracked or clogged nozzle. If there’s overspray onto cars, walls and asphalt, it could be that the wrong nozzle is installed.
There are three types of spray nozzles:
All of these nozzles are easily installed or retrofitted on to a pop-up spray body and are available at most home improvement stores. Replacing cracked or clogged nozzles is one of the easiest things to do when it comes to maintaining your irrigation system.
Remember, the better the distribution of water, the healthier your landscape will be — and less water will be wasted.