At Laurdane Associates, we want to help you do what’s best for your lawn in all seasons, and that includes helping you care for your sprinkler system year-round as well. As temperatures change, your lawn sprinklers need different forms of maintenance in order to stay in good working order. In this article, we will go over some key steps for lawn sprinkler maintenance during the winter and spring.
In order to keep your sprinklers in good condition, you’ll need to prepare your system for the winter. Ideally, you should take care of this winterization process starting sometime in the late fall, or at least well ahead of the first frost. Winterization is a form of lawn sprinkler maintenance that drains all the water out of the irrigation lines, which ensures that the lines will not be damaged by ice expanding inside them as it freezes. While it is possible to winterize your system on your own, if you’ve never done it before or you want to make sure that the job is done right, it’s a good idea to enlist a professional like Ethan from Laurdane Associates to take care of it for you.
Of course, draining all the water out of your system for the winter means that you’ll have to reintroduce that water come spring. Due to the precautions involved in the winterization process–such as closing the valve that supplies water to your system, to name one–turning your system back on is more involved than just flipping a switch. Fortunately, we have the right skills and experience to take care of this process, too, and ensure that your system gives you effective, reliable performance for years to come.