Did you know that by winterizing your irrigation system professionally you will avoid bursting pipes and expensive repairs? Proper winterization is critical for residential and commercial irrigation systems.
The winterization process includes fully flushing and removing water from the irrigation system prior to the season’s first freeze. Residual water in an irrigation system can lead to pipes freezing / bursting and a potentially costly repair job.
Many homeowners overlook the importance of winterizing their lawns. They often do not realize that by not prepping and winterizing their lawns they are allowing weeds to germinate and get a head start on the next season.
Our team offers the following tips to help homeowners get their lawns ready for winter:
- Overseed during the fall season, so new seedlings have a chance to grow and mature before the heat of summer.
- Start treatments of pre‐emergent herbicides before crabgrass and other broad leaf weeds start to grow.
- For warm season turfs (Bermuda, Zoyisa, etc.), fall is a good time to kill unwanted intruder grasses and weeds.
- Mulch trees and shrubs in the fall to help prevent cold weather damage.
- Winter is a good time to prune most trees and shrubs.
- And, winterize your sprinkler system!
Irrigation systems should be shut down before freezing water has a chance to cause harm. Winterizing a system is normally less than $100, which is significantly cheaper than replacing damaged equipment from bursting pipes that have not been winterized.
For the most professional, best-qualified irrigation service in East Tennessee, call Rainscapes’ friendly staff at (865) 981-4270 to schedule an appointment.