Don’t wait til its too late!  Sign up now to have your irrigation system winterized.  Each spring we make costly repairs due to damage from freezing temperatures.  Clients say “Oh it didn’t get that cold last year, it will be fine”  It cost this client $1157 for a new pump installation.  Here are some facts:

  • Back-flows are all copper.  They crack and are expensive.
  • You must have a irrigation winterization port.
  • Irrigation pumps will freeze even if you drain them.  We blow out the pipes.
  • Suction lines must be disconnected from pumps.
  • Your irrigation system will freeze
  • You will void your warranty if your irrigation system is not winterized.

We blow each irrigation system out with compressed air.  On lake irrigation systems, we will also disconnect and/or drain the suction line.  Protect your investment and prevent freeze damage to your irrigation system.


Irrigation Shutdown Process:

  • Check each irrigation zone for leaks, bad sprinkler heads, and clogged sprinkler nozzles
  • Inspect backflow or irrigation pump
  • Connect compressor and blow out irrigation system

Irrigation Startup Process:

  • Connect backflow or irrigation pump
  • Inspect all fittings
  • Turn on water supply
  • Check entire irrigation system again for leaks, rotors not rotating, broken drip lines
  • Make minor repairs
  • Set controller and program zone run times

We pay close attention to detail.  Have us check your irrigation system today!

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  • Elitehort

    Hi there, Great tips by the way and thank you. I did have a question though.
    I’m hoping you can answer it for me since you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about gardening.
    Are there any herbicides that will kill grass and/or weeds, but will
    not kill flowering or succulent plants or herbs? I have a ton of weeds growing in my garden beds…

    If you had some insight I would greatly appreciate it.

    • Tony D'Alessandro

      Unfortunately there is not a perfect herbicide that will just kill weeds only. Best thing to do is hand weed out bed and then topdress with mulch.

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