Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief – spring is right around the corner! In no time at all, the ice and snow will be a memory, making way for longer days, green grass, and warm sunshine. You will finally be able to escape your home and venture into your outdoor space once again.
However, while this is all good news, you should start preparing for warmer weather now by thinking about your irrigation system. Investing in a bit of maintenance now is going to ensure your sprinklers are ready to go when temperatures really start to rise.
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what to do! Learn how to get your sprinkler system ready for spring here.
De-Winterize the System
Did you have your system winterized prior to cold weather? Good for you – this is a smart move. However, now with warm weather around the corner, you need to de-winterize it. This can be done by doing the opposite of a sprinkler blowout. It’s really pretty simple and straightforward. The goal is to pump all of the air out of your irrigation system, instead of pushing the water out like you did in the fall.
Wait Until After the Final Freeze of the Season
While it can be somewhat difficult to know when the cold weather is gone for good, it’s important to make an educated guess. It’s okay to wait a bit longer if you are worried it may reach below freezing again.
While you can get your sprinkler system ready for spring on your own, this isn’t recommended. The fact is, the professionals do this all the time and can ensure your sprinkler system is not only de-winterized, but also handle any other issues that may have popped up while your system was dormant.
Replace or Install Sprinkler Heads
It isn’t very uncommon for your system’s sprinkler heads to be damaged or even become clogged during the colder months of the year. If you want your system ready for spring, you need to make sure all of the heads are checked and replaced before you start watering your lawn again.
If you need to clean out a clogged head, you will have to pop up the riser, unscrew it, and then remove the filter. When you do this, you should be able to see if there’s anything clogging it. Remove the debris and rinse the sprinkler and it should be good to go.
Have a Sprinkler System Installed
Did you promise yourself last year that you would have a sprinkler system installed this spring? If so, now is the time to call and schedule an appointment. The fact is, sprinkler systems can help you save money and ensure your yard remains healthy all summer long. This makes them well-worth the initial investment.
If you need to get your sprinkler system ready for spring, or have a new sprinkler system installed, be sure to contact our team at The IDL Company. We can provide the services you need.