Re: Help I have a moat!!
If the ground cycles between wet and dry, this would indicate an irrigation leak or poorly set timer, or, the backyard slopes towards the house, so the irrigation water naturally drains towards the house.
1 - Reset timer and then run it to see that each station is operating properly through the timer. Don't use the "manual" setting, as this bypasses the timer.
2 - As each station is running, look for bubbling water around each sprinkler head, this would indicate a loose head or damaged riser. If you've got a drip system, check all hoses and emitters there too.
3 - If 1 and 2 check out ok, then you're going to have to start trying to find the leak. Look above ground first, could be a damaged sprinkler head or a supply line that is exposed and has been damaged in some manner.
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