Denver’s Trusted Landscaping Team Shares a Few Key Sprinkler Maintenance Tasks for Fall

September 23, 2020

Fall will be here before you know it and that means freezing temperatures won’t be far behind. You need to start thinking about getting your home’s Denver landscape in shape for the cooler months. Though pruning and weeding are great steps to keep your plants healthy, they’re not the only things you’ll need to do. You need to pay attention to your sprinkler system. Here are a few key maintenance tasks to take care of early in the fall so you can be ready for winter before the first full freeze.

Watch for Leaks

Minor leaks in your sprinkler system may not seem like a big deal, but they can put your system at risk once the weather turns cooler. Get in the habit of checking your yard for wet spots and puddles where water seems to come up from nowhere. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, turn the water supply off and call your repair technician as soon as possible. They’ll be able to fix the leaks so you won’t have to worry about your water bill going up when you’re not using your sprinkler system in the fall.

Pay Attention to the Sprinkler Heads

The sprinkler heads are the most important part of your system. When they’re working, they spray water evenly across your lawn and landscaping. When they’re damaged, they won’t be able to keep your lawn hydrated properly. Worse, they might not retract fully into the ground when the cycle turns off. This can put your system at risk for worse damage if left unrepaired. Before the first freeze, watch your sprinkler in action and make sure the heads spray evenly and retract completely. If they don’t, get them repaired before winter so you’ll be ready to go as soon as spring rolls around.

Schedule a Blowout

During the fall months, blowing out your sprinkler system will keep the water lines from rupturing and doing serious damage to your lawn and landscaping. Though it’s possible to blow the lines out on your own, it’s always best to schedule an appointment with an experienced pro. Try to do so early as appointment slots can fill up quickly leading up to the first hard freeze. If you forget and freezing temps are just around the corner, turn the water supply off as soon as you remember to. This will help protect your system from extensive damage.

Keep These Tasks in Mind

Getting your landscaping ready for fall earlier rather than later will make the entire job easier and helps you keep your plants happy and healthy for longer. Make sure to prioritize your home’s sprinkler system as soon as the temperatures start to drop and you’ll be in good shape. If you’re not sure what to do or want an expert to inspect your system before the cold weather hits for the first time, don’t wait. Contact us to schedule an appointment and let our dedicated team help you get your landscaping ready for everything the Colorado weather can throw its way.
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