Lawn Sprinkler Head Replacement

Maintaining lawn sprinkler heads can be a doozy without the right equipment for the job. And if things unexpectedly turn south, you might even need a replacement. Fortunately, sprinkler head replacement is what we do!

Better Blossom can upgrade your old sprinkler heads with the latest models from Rainbird sprinklers. We also install Toro sprinkler heads, Hunter sprinkler heads and other reputable brands. We repair all sprinkler nozzle types your lawn requires: pop-up, misters, rotor, drip or fixed. To top it all off, our team can inspect your system for free.

How To Buy Replacement Sprinkler Heads

Pro tip: A replacement sprinkler head doesn’t necessarily have to be the same brand as the broken head. What you have to focus on is the type of nozzle itself:

  • Pop-up (stationary, rotor- or gear-driven rotor)
  • Impact


Another measure that the new head must match as well includes:

  • The inches-per-hour (iph) OR gallons-per-minute (gpm) delivery rate of the old head.
  • The spray pattern and throwing distance.


Why is this important? In case you install the wrong head, chances are it can over- or underwater that section of your lawn. Not only that, this can possibly hinder the performance of other heads within that same zone. Goes to show, you’ll need all the specs from the broken head before considering buying a replacement.

If you can’t find the specifications, don’t worry. Simply share the old head to us and we will find a matching replacement head.

Commercial Irrigation Repair

Sprinkler Head Repair

Installing a new sprinkler head is one of the easiest fixes there is. But if you don’t have the right equipment for the job, you may want to consider hiring professionals, just to be on the safe side. To that end, here’s a quick rundown of our service:


Digging a hole around broken part

Once the water supply has been shut off, it’s time to do a little digging. It’s common practice to dig a hole that’s roughly 1 inch deep and 6 inch in diameter. The sod is displaced somewhere safe and out of the way so it can be reused once the repairs are finished.

Digging down to riser

We make sure to be very careful when digging so that the system itself doesn’t suffer any unexpected damage. If you’re not familiar, the riser is the vertical pipe that branches off the mainline. Once the pipe has been reached, digging is complete.

Remove Head

Removing the old sprinkler head

With a simple counterclockwise turn, the old sprinkler head can (or at least should be) be taken off without a hitch. If the sprinkler head doesn’t give, however, we use a wrench or pliers to get it off. 

Attaching the new sprinkler head

Now it’s time for a little reverse-engineering. We simply place the new sprinkler head onto the riser in a clockwise fashion. Besides being installed correctly, it needs to be attached tightly.

New Head

Checking the system before re-filling the hole

This last step is super important – we make sure that the newly installed sprinkler head is spraying to your satisfaction. Once you give us the green light, it’s time for us to clean things up and re-fill the hole. And voila!

Don’t see what you
need fixed?

It’s all good! Better Blossom Irrigation has over 30 years of experience and we can identify the sprinkler system parts causing your sprinkler system failure. Whether it’s lack of water pressure, lawn sprinkler pump, sprinkler valve manifold repair, electrical related such as wireless connectivity, sprinkler rain sensor, your sprinkler timer controller or anything else contact us today for free consultation and quick service.

Want to upgrade or expand your system?

Better Blossom can take any residential or commercial underground sprinkler system to the next level! Whether you want to redesign a layout for a new landscape, add new zones, incorporate drip irrigation or convert your controller to smart technology, you want a fair quote and professional installation. Contact us today regarding your new irrigation project!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many years does a sprinkler head last?

It’s not uncommon to see a sprinkler system last for 20 years, but the life expectancy of its components is far shorter. The quality of your heads will vary on whether they’re high or quality or ; shinier ones usually work better and can be expected to last 10-15 years while low cost ones may only function less than half that long.

Can you use wd40 on sprinkler heads?

One of the worst things you can do to a sprinkler is put silicone, Teflon, pipe dope or WD-40 on it. In fact these substances may further damage your irrigation system by increasing the rate of wear and tear. Instead clean it thoroughly with water and reinstall it.