When you own a home and have your own garden with a lawn, it will be necessary to own a sprinkler system, and that means adjusting sprinkler heads. During particularly warm weather, especially during the summer, you will find the need to occasionally water your lawn more often. Of course, having a sprinkler system will be a great asset for you in doing this, especially when you have to water your land throughout a particular hot, dry day in regular intervals. Adding a timer to your sprinkler will even be necessary, as it can tell the system when it should run the water so that your lawn can drink up all the necessary hydration to remain healthy.
In addition to maintaining your sprinkler system's timer, you will find that, on occasion, it will also be necessary to adjust the sprinkler head, depending on the angle you want the water to spray out in. Certain spots in your lawn will have access to more moisture than others, unless you own the type of sprinkler head that swivels at regular intervals so that it reaches all portions of the area. Otherwise, this type of adjustment will prove quite necessary and will have to be performed on a periodic basis. You may find that you have some difficulty when performing these adjustments to your sprinkler head. Keep in mind that this type of a job can be quite tricky, and you will also want to make sure to turn off the water from your outdoor outlet just to be on the safe side, as you can easily drench yourself while attempting to make such adjustments.
If you own a rotor sprinkler system, it will have an orbit rotor motion that will have to be adjusted by the usage of the palm of your hand or a couple of fingers to turn the popup portion of the sprinkler head clockwise. Listen while you work and make sure you hear a click at the end of the turning motion. You will then be able to turn the gray screw counter clockwise to complete this particular sprinkler head adjustment. Make sure that the base of the sprinkler is turned in such a way that it is aligned with the screw located at the right so that you can use a spray pattern that will shoot the water to the right.
You will have to also adjust the stop at the left of the sprinkler head in order to ensure that your sprinkler will shoot out a greater amount of water at a larger angle. If you turn it at an additional quarter, the angle of water spray will increase by 90 degrees, Look and feel around on your sprinkler head to find the screw at the top of the nozzle. Turn this additionally at a counter clockwise motion if you wish to increase the spray, or clockwise to reduce or lessen it.
It is a good idea to place your sprinkler in your garden or on your lawn after you make these adjustments. Hook everything back up and turn the water on to test the angle and depth of the spray, just to be sure you made the right moves.