In the NW our summers are filled with long warm days from June to October, and many landscapes in our area have irrigation systems that help us grow whatever our heart desires without the worry of having to remember to water. Now that the drought season is gone it might be time to think about protecting your landscape irrigation by winterizing the system.
To many the irrigation system is something that is just turned off at the controller and left until next summer. However, faulty valves, frozen pipes and forgotten auto-engage schedules have led some to witness their very own winter wonderland right in their front yard. Don’t get us wrong, every winter we look forward to seeing this beautiful art every year. However, we’d rather save you the trouble and prevent the potential liability and cost repairs that follow such an event.
To be safe rather than sorry, we highly recommend winterizing your irrigation system as soon as the rains begin. Unfortunately, irrigation systems are not ‘plug and play’ but will need maintenance at least 3 times per year.
- Turn on / Repair / Adjustment in the Springtime
- Mid-Summer Tune up
If this is done annually it will help your landscape thrive year round, protect your investment, and get your landscape contractor intimate with your landscape. A little preventative maintenance will go a very long way!