The fall season is nearly among us, and Delawareans throughout the state are breaking out their favorite sweaters, mugs, and pumpkin decor in anticipation. While the weather is still warm and summery, home and business owners must prepare to adjust their irrigation systems for the impending autumn chill. Colder temperatures and increased rainfall can have a significant impact on what you’ll need from your property’s irrigation system, and adjusting your irrigation controller to account for these changes is crucial. Here are some common ways property owners and irrigation professionals can adjust irrigation controllers in preparation for cool weather.
A Smart Irrigation Controller Makes Seasonal Changes Easy
Many homeowners utilize smart irrigation systems to keep their properties well-watered with ease, and smart irrigation controllers are ideal for making seasonal changes. Systems with smart home integration or app-based controls can be incredibly easy to adjust, and those with built-in seasonal settings or weather sensors can make things even simpler.
Manual Irrigation Controller Adjustments
Smart irrigation controllers don’t have the market cornered for easy seasonal adjustments; many of the most basic irrigation timers have their own versions of seasonal adjust settings. Still, many home and business owners find that manual irrigation controller adjustments are necessary. Reducing run times is standard practice for the colder months, and simply reducing all run times by anywhere from ten to fifty percent can be all that’s needed to keep from overwatering in the fall. Consult your irrigation maintenance provider to see which adjustments might be necessary for your system.
Manual Shut-Off and Winterization
In some places, simply shutting off your sprinkler system can be the best course of action. If precipitation is higher than average as winter approaches, you may not need to run your sprinkler system at all. Regardless of the method you use to adjust your irrigation controller, don’t forget to winterize your system! Shutting your irrigation controller off is one thing, but you should still have an irrigation maintenance professional perform a complete blowout before the winter weather hits to avoid sustaining damage in below-freezing temperatures.
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