Winterizing your Irrigation System

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were gearing up for summer and now we are well into September. No longer are we worried about lawn problems and lawn maintenance, we’ve shifted our focus to leaf collection and preparing for fall and winter. 

Though there are many exciting features of the colder months, this season can wreak havoc on some of your landscape if not attended to properly. It is never too early to start preparing for the winter. Start with your sprinklers by winterizing your irrigation system with services from The Parke Company. 

How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

Efficient Irrigation Systems

The key to a quality irrigation system is efficiency. Each system should find the perfect balance between sufficient hydration of the landscape and water conservation to benefit both the environment and your wallet. 

When it comes to winterizing these systems, it is crucial to understand the changing needs of your landscape. As temperatures drop, chances are that your lawn and gardens will need less water, and your irrigation system should be adjusted to accommodate these evolving needs. 

Protection Against the Elements

There are a few important steps when it comes to preparing your irrigation system for winter. Ultimately, your goal is to protect your pipes against the damage that can be caused by water freezing within them. 

Insulation is key to prevent the cold temperatures of winter from affecting your pipes. This is typically accomplished through foam insulation, tape, and plastic around your shut-off valves. Any property owner who has made the mistake of forgetting to winterize their irrigation system can attest to the nightmare incurred when an important valve is frozen in place. 

You will also need to thoroughly drain your pipes of any residual water. Water that is left behind in the winter can freeze and expand within your pipes, leading to blockages at best and burst pipes at worst. It is paramount that your landscaping service provider meticulously examines your irrigation system to ensure that all potential dangers are eliminated.Certainly, this is not a task you want to tackle on your own.  

Hiring Landscaping Services

Our landscaping experts have the experience and skills necessary to help you devise the best ways to protect and beautify your landscape in winter and in every season. Our technicians know just how to get you the biggest bang for your buck and protect your investments in your home’s landscape.

From lawn mowing to tree removal to preparing any feature of your property for a change in weather, the landscaping professionals at The Parke Company have the experience and the skills to handle lawn problems and answer your landscaping services questions. Let us meet the unique needs of your property and bring your design dreams to life. 

Give us a call (615-350-6033) or contact us online today to see how The Parke Company difference can work for you.