While spring is still a few weeks away, it’s never too early to begin thinking about springtime lawn care. When you plan ahead, you can feel confident your lawn will look amazing, without having to put a lot of time or effort into it when the weather gets warmer.
With just a few simple steps to prepare your irrigation system for spring, you can feel confident that you can create that beautiful, colorful summertime lawn you want.
You may think there isn’t much you can do to get ready for spring irrigation; however, the truth is, there are several steps you can take. What you may not realize is that some of these things should be done while it’s still cold outside. Some tips that will help you get your irrigation system ready are found here.
Inspect and Maintain the Irrigation System
A crucial part of spring lawn care is making sure everything is properly watered. However, issues like stormy weather, falling debris, and heavy precipitation during the fall and winter months can all result in damaged or clogged sprinkler heads and a problem with the system components. As a result, you need to regularly inspect your system throughout these months to see if any damage has occurred. Also, make sure to make repairs as soon as a problem is noticed. When you fix damage early, you can avoid more complex issues and expensive repairs in the future.
Winterize Your System
Freezing temperatures in the winter are very common in Kansas City. This cold weather can cause the water that’s in your irrigation system to freeze and to expand, which can cause serious damage to the water lines and other components. Before the freezing weather arrives, be sure to drain all the water out of your system and insulate the exposed fixtures and pipes. It is best to use the services of a professional sprinkler technician for winterization services to ensure it is done properly.
Consider Your Irrigation Needs
It is possible that your irrigation needs have changed a bit since you first had your sprinkler system installed. As a result, you need to consider if any upgrades or changes are needed. Winter is the perfect time to reassess your needs and to plan ahead for spring weather. If you have added any new landscape features, expanded your lawn, or added new plant species, it may be time to upgrade the system to meet these new needs.
Install a New System
If you don’t have an irrigation system, or if you need a new one, now is the time to have it installed. This will ensure you are ready to water your landscape when warmer weather arrives.
If you want to get your irrigation system ready for spring, use the tips and information here. Our team at The IDL Company is also here to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment.