As the summer nights get cooler and the days shorter, it’s easy to tell that summer is coming to a close. While most homeowners think of winterization and spring start-up as the only seasonal maintenance concerns for irrigation systems, some essential adjustments can be made each autumn. When it is still hot outside, your lawn may need to be watered at the summer rate. However, as fall goes on, your lawn requires less water–and you will need to adjust your irrigation system to meet the changing needs of your lawn. Keep reading for tips on preparing your sprinkler system for the fall season.
Inspect Your Lawn
Periodically inspecting your lawn sprinkler system is critical to maintaining your grass’s health. Take a walk around your property and look for signs of stagnant water, muddy patches of grass, yellowing or brown spots, and misaligned sprinkler heads to identify irrigation issues as they arise. If you’ve done a lot of mowing this summer, be sure to check your sprinkler heads to see if any of them have been bumped or broken.
Install a Rain Sensor
Some regions might see an increase in rainfall as fall rolls in, so your lawn will need less water from your irrigation system. You don’t want to overwater your lawn, so installing a rain sensor is a good idea. The rain sensor will shut off a scheduled watering session if the grass already has enough water, and you don’t have to worry about over-saturating your lawn or wasting water.
Prepare to Winterize Your Sprinkler System
At the end of fall, you should winterize your sprinkler system. This includes turning it off for the cold winter months and removing the water from the system so it won’t freeze. You don’t want to damage your system because the water froze in the pipes over the winter. Sprinkler winterization usually takes place during the fall months. Your irrigation system doesn’t have to work as hard during the winter, so it’s the perfect time to schedule a sprinkler winterization appointment with Sposato Irrigation. Sprinkler systems are an investment, so you should treat it like one. It’s best to leave it to the professionals to winterize your sprinkler system. They’ll get it done right, and you can rest easy knowing your system will perform optimally next spring. If you are encountering an issue with your lawn sprinkler system, contact the team at Sposato Irrigation today!
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Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.