Now that winter is right around the corner there’s no time to lose in getting your Columbia lawn ready for the cold. While October might still seem unseasonably warm, there is no guarantee that November and December will be as pleasant. Lawn maintenance is something that you can do all year long, and with these tips, you can help protect your sprinkler system until spring. Here are some useful tips for winterizing your sprinkler system.
How to Winterize Your Sprinklers
So, how do you go about winterizing your sprinklers? First, you have to make sure that any and all traces of water in your sprinkler system are drained. Check pipes, valves, pumps, and so on. If you allow the water to remain, it’ll freeze. Along with freezing, they will start to expand and contract. The pressure from all of this expansion will cause cracks to form and eventually ruin your sprinklers. Without sprinklers to help spread water around, your lawn slowly dies, and in the spring, it won’t be able to get enough water. If there’s no water left, it can’t freeze, thus saving your sprinklers and sparing your lawn an unnecessary death.
How do you make sure all the water is gone? You’ve got to blow out the entire system. To do this, you should call on the professionals to do it.
Peace of Mind for Your Columbia Lawn
Taking care of your Columbia lawn is definitely something you can and should do yourself. However, there’s nothing wrong with calling for expert help. The winterization process is inexpensive even if you need professional assistance. When it comes to any maintenance in or around your home, preventative maintenance will go a long way. It’s better to be safe than sorry and pay higher prices to repair or replace your sprinkler system in March or April just because you neglected it in October.
What Grasses Do You Have?
One last thing to think about when it comes to lawn maintenance is the type of grasses your Columbia home has on its lawn. If you have cooler-season grass, think about the merits of aerating and fertilizing your lawn. If you have warmer-season grass, you could also try overseeding. All of these methods will encourage growth and help return a healthier lawn in the spring.
Columbia Lawn Maintenance Services From Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Whether you need skilled landscape design, outdoor lighting, dumpster rental, drainage solutions, or just about anything outside of your property taken care of, call the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, quality work, and personal touches. We can handle both small and large jobs in Columbia and beyond and will be honored to work on your property. To get a quote and learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 921-5789. For pictures of our work and more lawn and home tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+.