As spring approaches, Parks and Recreation Department crews will soon be out to de-winterize the sprinkler systems, which can be found at all 39 parks. Homeowners should consider doing the same. It will take the City a few weeks to check all the sprinklers and get them ready for the summer, but most homeowners should be able to check their systems in just one afternoon. It’s best to check your home irrigation system in late March, but before bermudagrass starts to green. This will happen when the low temperature is 60 degrees or higher for several nights in a row and the ground temperature gets to 65 degrees.

When checking the sprinklers, there are few things to look out for:

  • Make sure that all sprinkler heads are operating properly and spraying where they should
  • Check for any leaks
  • Avoid over-spraying sidewalks, driveways and streets

If there are any issues, make sure to adjust or replace any sprinkler heads as necessary.
You can also sign up for a free service from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in partnership with the North Texas Municipal Water District called Water My Yard. You can receive weekly e-mails to know when and how much to water your lawn based on the weather conditions. This will also help you keep your lawn healthy while also keeping your water bill as low as possible. Find more information at