It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming Fall and all its beauty. And then, before we know it, it’s November! With November comes cold, winter-like temperatures, and many aspects of the home must be winterized, especially irrigation systems.
Ensuring you get to these tasks for your clients before frigid weather sets in is of the utmost importance. It’ll save not only your client’s lawn but their entire irrigation system, thus saving time and money. The last quarter of the year is the perfect time to get these things taken care of so they can have a thriving lawn in the spring.
So what should you do to get their lawn and irrigation system ready for colder temperatures? Read more about the step-by-step process to follow below.
What to do for Your Client’s Lawn Before Colder Weather Hits
- Believe it or not, Keep Mowing – You’ll want to drop the mower’s blade to the lowest level for the last two mows of the year, allowing a shorter cut and thus allowing more sunlight to reach the grass.
- Aerate the Soil – You want oxygen, water, and fertilizer to get to the roots.
- Rake or Mulch Leaves – Contrary to popular belief, it is not healthier for the lawn to allow dead leaves to remain. The leaves will absorb moisture as they sit on the property, reducing airflow to the lawn and allowing fungal diseases to breed.
Now that you have taken the necessary steps for your client’s lawn, let’s look at what you need to do for their irrigation system.
How to Prepare Your Client’s Irrigation System for Colder Temperatures
Again, all these steps will ensure that your clients’ lawn will be in its best shape when spring arrives, including the irrigation system. Here’s what you need to take care of so that their irrigation system remains healthy.
- Blow Out the In-Ground Irrigation System – Failing to handle this vital task can lead to extensive and costly damages, including burst pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads. Here’s what a blowout includes:
- Turn Off Your Water Source and Controller – You don’t want to leave their sprinkler system on during the winter.
- Use a High CFM Air Compressor – This is a job for professionals. Using a high CFM air compressor removes any leftover water.
- Conducting a blowout requires the proper CFM and PSI
- The blowout must be completed one zone at a time
- Check for Other Issues – You’ll want to ensure that there aren’t any other issues that could worsen in the colder weather months.
Choose the Right Irrigation System and Equipment
You know that homeowners should leave these jobs up to you. By working with a professional, they can ensure a proper and thorough job. However, working with high-quality irrigation systems and equipment is the only way to ensure that trust.
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