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Will my lawnmower damage the sprinkler heads in my lawn?

No
55%
Yes
11%
It depends on the type of sprinkler
30%
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1%
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Question: Will my lawnmower damage the sprinkler heads in my lawn?
Top Answer (55% of 52 votes): No.

Answer: No
Explanation: Generally mowers do not damage sprinkler heads. However, if the head does not retract or the mower is a heavy riding mower damage can occur.
LawnScapes
Answer: No
Explanation: IF DO NOT MOW TO LOW. I LIKE HAVE SEEN SOME DO.
MR.GREEN ACRES
Answer: No
Explanation: All sprinkler heads should not be damaged if correctly installed ( top of sprinkler head level with the dirt )and with flexible "funny" pipe to prevent damage to pvc pipe when any weight is applied to sprinkler head .
Carroll Landscape & Irrigation
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes they well if the lawnmower is not set to the proper height.
Land Tech Landscapes
Answer: No
Explanation: A properly installed system should not be seen while it is off providing no exposed parts.
Pro Cuts Lawn and Irrigation Service
Answer: It depends on the type of sprinkler
Explanation: Use adjustable, resizable sprinkler risers.
RB Home Solutions
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Sprinkler heads are designed so they are not damaged by lawn mowers, even larger commercial riders will not damage them.
TANZ Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: if system is installed correctly
oasis well drilling & irrigation
Answer: It depends on the type of sprinkler
Explanation: Yes, This is possible but not common. Depending on if your heads are placed to high, this may be an issue. Your irrigation specialist should confirm that your heads are placed at the proper height to avoid damage while still effectively watering your lawn.
Premier Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: If they are installed properly it won't hurt them.
Property Enhancements, LLC
Answer: It depends on the type of sprinkler
Explanation: It all depends on the type of heads you have installed and making sure they are not raised or providing doughnuts around them to know where they are
Acme Sprinklers of Broward Inc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes, if the heads are installed improperly at the wrong height and if they are stuck up after running and are not pushed back down.
Lawn Saver Irrigation
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: if installed right it will not
vetorinos landscaping and irrigation,llc
Answer: No
Explanation: A well designed irrigation system should be at or below the lawns surface...if heads are not installed properly, a lawnmower could damage them. Take care when aerating or thatching a lawn that has installed irrigation.
Intelligent Irrigation
Answer: No
Explanation: The sprinklers are designed to be at level grade and pop up only when they are on.
Nuss Property Management
ProMatcher
Answer: It depends on the type of sprinkler
Explanation: the sprinklers are installed properly know no lawnmower should ever come in contact with a pop open but there are juices were both sprinklers or for some reason put in areas of the don't belong in I don't understand house some companies get away with it because I've personally had to replace sprinklers just out of the issue of avoiding obstacle
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: No
Explanation: Sprinkler heads should be installed level with the base of the turf.
Mist-O-Matic, Inc
Answer: No
Explanation: They are usually below ground ( the lawn heads)
American Dream Landscape, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Not if they are installed correctly. They will however get damaged when they wear out and fail because they will start to stick up and not retract. This is an indication that they need to be replaced.
AQUAMAX SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: My company sells building fire sprinkler systems, not lawn sprinkler systems.
SimplexGrinnell
Answer: It depends on the type of sprinkler
Explanation: It all depends on the head placement and height of the sprinkler head.
Superior Irrigation and Lawn
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Modern lawn sprinklers retract into the ground when working properly and are installed correctly. Some caution is necessary to detect sprinklers that may have not have retracted properly
Accurate Waterfalls & Irrigation
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