When is the best time to winterize my sprinkler system?

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Irrigation Systems technology has come a long way from its early days, when installers dropped pipe haphazardly into the ground, figuring that spraying large volumes of water around would make up for a hit-or-miss installation. Today, we know that water is a precious resource, requiring careful management. A modern irrigation system with precise hydraulic calculation, accurate water disbursement and detailed programming will protect your landscape investment while conserving resources. A properly coordinated lawn irrigation system with quality components can cost more up front, but pays for itself in reduced maintenance and water costs in a few short years.

When is the best time to winterize my sprinkler system?

The weather conditions each year will determine the best time to winterize your sprinkler system. Although most of the system is underground and protected until the ground freezes, external parts like the backflow preventer and blow-out port can freeze from cold overnight temperatures. You will want to keep your system running as long as possible if you have new tree or shrub plantings or have done a fall seeding. The “safe” period in the Pacific Northwest runs between October 15 and November 30. You should winterize as soon as you are sure you no longer need continual watering to avoid damage caused by freezing temperatures.

By taking the necessary steps for protecting your irrigation system now, you will avoid costly repairs in the springtime.

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