This image came from Rodney Haynes (of Haynes Sprinkler and Drainage) from a property in McKinney Texas. He said of this situation:
The two sprinkler heads in the picture tell me two things:
1. The sprinkler system has recently run
2. The two sprinkler heads you see in the picture are malfunctioning and not retracting back into the ground. This good result in a lawnmower and hitting and breaking them. It is recommended to replace them
Haynes offers irrigation and sprinkler repair in McKinney and other Collin County Texas communities. He is a Texas licensed irrigator and his company also offers French drain and yard drainage services in North Dallas, Collin County and Grayson County Texas.