What do I do when I'm ready to turn my system back on in the spring?
Call Paradise Landscaping! The spring is the perfect time to take a look at your irrigation system and make sure that nothing is broken or cracked. Before we fill the pipes back up we can perform our routine irrigation system maintenance to make sure everything is ready.
Can I use my air compressor to blow out my irrigation system?
While it may seem fairly simple to hook a nozzle up to your irrigation system and hit the power button, there is a lot more here at play. We use our expert knowledge in irrigation system winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks to make sure that the right amount of pressure is applied. If you add too much you risk damaging the valves and pipes, if you don't apply enough you won't get all of the water out. We've been doing this for years, and with those years of experience, we can help your irrigation system last longer.
Can't I just shut the water off?
You can shut the water off, but you are taking a gamble that all of the water will leak out and evaporate before the first freeze hits. The reason this is not always effective is that your pipes aren't just perfectly level and horizontal, in fact, there may be several peaks and dips, and if the water gathers there, you're risking that it will not get cleared out and freeze.
What is the best way to clean out the pipes?
One of the best methods is to apply a bit of air pressure to openings of your pipe and clear out the excess water that way.
Winterize Your Irrigation System with Paradise Landscaping
Keep your landscape lush with an irrigation system in the spring and summer, then have your irrigation system, properly winterized in the fall in time for winter. Proper irrigation is needed to assist in the growing and maintenance of landscapes during periods of inadequate rainfall and proper winterization of your system is needed to keep it in shape. We help you create your dream oasis at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, which means everything from irrigation to pool maintenance. We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, trees and shrubs, sod, among other features, and oversee the design and full maintenance. Call us today for your free quote.
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