Proper Sprinkler Head Height
Written by Sprinkler FixersDec 18, 18
Underground sprinklers can be rather helpful in the summer when we get into a dry spell.
But occasionally those sprinklers do break and they will need to be changed. When replacing a sprinkler head, it is best to make sure that it is at the correct height out of the ground.
Sprinklers can often be installed too high above the ground or too low in ground. Many times when a sprinkler is installed too low, it goes ignored until it breaks again.
If the sprinkler is too high above the ground it is easy to notice. The core reason it is so easily noticed is because it is a big tripping hazard.
Or it is noticed that it is too high because it gets broken by a lawn mower quite regularly.
The correct height for a sprinkler head is to have the top of sprinkler head just above the soil surface. There should be no more than a quarter of an inch above the ground level.
This lowers the tripping hazard, and a lawn mower can go past it without causing any damage to the sprinkler head.
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