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With November arriving with a chill in the air (we hit below freezing last night for the first time this season), you’ll need to start going through your winterization checklist. Delaying on this sort of home maintenance is something that can spell disaster now and especially come next spring when we thaw out. We’re also talking about more than leaf clean up here as well. Different aspects of a home landscape will have specific needs when it comes to surviving winter, here we’ll look at those.
1. Automated Sprinkler Systems
If you haven’t already had your automated sprinkler completely winterized you really need to get this done immediately. With nights already going below zero you leave your system at great risk of damage to the integrity of the entire system. Pipes and lines that retain water during the freezing nights are at a high risk of bursting or being damaged. So get in touch with your local sprinkler and irrigation system landscape contractor to get the system completely winterized. This involves things like blowing or flushing out all of the water in the lines, removing timers and sensors (or preparing for winter so they are turned off), and checking every sprinkler head and zone to ensure each head and line are flushed. Failure to do this and you risk the entire system being compromised, an expensive and headache filled disaster in the making.
2. Leaf-Clean Up & Maintenance
Most of the leaves have now fallen from trees and that means a lot of cleaning up if you have trees around your yard (which most of us do). Getting out there can be time consuming and not everyone will be able to find the time during the short weekends to do this kind of yard work. Hiring a landscape contractor to clean up the yard so that it’s ready for winter is a great way to get this done when you can’t. Also, certain plants, trees, lawns, and shrubs will need to undergo a winterization process as well. Things like spraying or pruning and adding fertilizers may be necessary to help smaller or weaker plants survive the coldest of cold days we will see. This can also be done to the grass and yard.
3. Being Snow & Ice Ready
We’re already hearing talk of our first snow arriving in the next few days and with temperatures plummeting at nights to below freezing, preparing for snow and ice is a must. Now, because many of us have incredibly busy schedules, getting up an extra hour early to go out and shovel or snow blow and throw rock salt is not our idea of starting the day. Not only is there time and physical constraints but also sleep constraints. Hiring a local snow removal contractor who has a fleet of trucks and knows the area is an incredible way to cut out the worst parts of the winter (ice and snow management in the freezing cold dark mornings). If you run a business, own a commercial property, or are a landlord then hiring a commercial snow and ice management company is something you’ve undoubtedly done for years. Just be sure you’re using a reputable company with a large fleet of trucks so that all your needs can be met no matter how much it snows or how often it snows.
Winter is just around the corner and fall is in its golden cold glory right now. Delaying on any one of these landscaping winterization aspects can result in a greater headache and cost to you down the road. So do yourself a favor and put things in place now before the worst of the winter weather arrives. Consider the colds of last year and remember that to delay is to risk damage.
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Spring is nearly upon us! That is not just wishful thinking. So, having a professionally built and installed sprinkler system can make all of the difference in really bringing your home landscaping together. From all the benefits of automatic irrigation and plant + lawn care, it’s clear to see why so many home owners have installed complete sprinkler systems around every area of their homes. Here we’ll look at the main services regarding any system of this nature.
Hiring the correct qualified specialist to install your irrigation system is a must. Not only must they have insurance, but also certifications and licenses specific to working with the local water table. Because even one thing wrong during the installation stage can cause property damage and other issues down the road, making sure you’ve hired the right contractor is essential to seeing things through without any problems.
Maintenance & Repairs
After a system is installed, it is critical to make sure it is properly maintained. That means regular check ups on all sprinkler heads & nozzles, checking pressure in pipes, and ensuring timers & water sensors are working properly to name a few. This means time, time that many of us may not have and also we may not be familiar with all the aspects of a sprinkler system. Here you’ll want to make sure a professional is called on for all repairs and regular check ups.
Upgrades & Maintenance
After a system is installed, you may then look to upgrade or increase the area of land covered. Maybe you’ve installed a new garden that needs some irrigation for hydration, or have another particular area of your property you’d like covered, whatever the reason; hiring the right team to add-on zones or complete upgrades is important.
Not all irrigation system companies are as experienced or familiar with every different aspect and variety of system out there. Be sure to do some research and ask questions if you have them. For the finest Home Sprinkler Systems Rockland County NY, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping and nearly 30 years of local expertise. 845-727-8815
Having a home sprinkler system is one thing, ensuring that it runs efficiently and effectively all year is another thing entirely. With various different items like timers, controllers, sensors, sprinkler heads, and other aspects to keep in mind, knowing how to schedule and maintain everything down the road may not seem so straight forward. Here we’ll look at some of the more basic irrigation scheduling techniques to keep in mind.
Be sure you know how to manage your controller and schedule your watering times accordingly. Know how to adjust the number of minutes and the frequency of watering (daily, few times a week, etc.), based on the season and the current daily and weekly weather.
2. When To Water
Watering should be done only at night after the sun has gone down in order to reduce evaporation losses and wasted water. If you prefer to watch the sprinklers while they’re watering start your system around 8pm so there is plenty of daylight but not much loss from evaporation.
3. Wet Soil
Proper irrigation management is really a matter of good observation and some dedication. One of the most basic irrigation scheduling rules which many people actually overlook is that if the soil is still wet, never allow your system to engage and spray more water, this can oversaturate and kill your lawn & plants.
4. Water Volume
Another rule for proper scheduling is that when you do water, don’t be too frugal or stingy. You want to saturate the dry soil so that water reaches from the surface all the way to the root structures of the plants and grass.
5. Multiple Start Times
Having an irrigation controller which offers multiple start time options is something most modern systems employ. By spreading out watering instead of focusing a large portion of time on a certain area, multiple start times allows you to evenly distribute water more effectively. This leads to less run off and less chance of over saturation.
There are many ways to manage your home sprinkler system effectively. With a little bit of research and practiced trial and error, you can work out which methods work the best for your home system. For the finest in Irrigation System Installation Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815