Your irrigation system is key to watering your lawn and other landscaping features, so it’s important to maintain the sprinklers and system to keep your lawn healthy and lush. But what does it mean to maintain your irrigation system, now that it’s getting colder and harsher out? There are several steps you can take on your own, and with a professional, to ensure your irrigation system works well in the coming spring to keep your landscaping healthy through the warmer months. Follow these tips when it comes to maintaining your irrigation system this fall.
Empty the System of Water
Your irrigation system runs beneath your lawn, so when the ground freezes, the pipes can freeze and burst. By removing the water from your sprinkler system, you can prevent cracks and bursts that will wreck your irrigation system this winter and ultimately require repairs in the spring. This is where professional landscapers come in: using air pressure, a landscaper can remove every drop of water from your sprinkler system to protect it from freezing before spring.
Inspect Your Irrigation System
Before making any repairs to your system or performing any maintenance, inspect your irrigation to assess the condition it’s in. A landscaping professional can easily inspect each aspect of your irrigation system to ensure there are no hidden problems or urgent repairs that need to be made before maintaining the system for fall. After inspecting the system, it can be shut down properly for maintenance purposes.
Inspect Your Property
In addition to the irrigation system, you should inspect your property to identify indicators of any issues with the irrigation. Look for signs of pests that can compromise your sprinklers, erosion that can damage your pipes or signs of severe weather damage that may need a closer look by a professional. By getting a good idea of how your lawn is handling your irrigation system, you can identify any needed changes to the system.
Plan for Next Season
Taking stock of your irrigation this fall will also allow you to plan for changes and upgrades come spring. You can upgrade to an automated sprinkler system or plan for the spring needs of those new flowers you planted this fall. By starting now, you can plan for a beautifully landscaped yard in the spring!
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