An irrigation system saves water, keeps your lawn looking great, and helps maintain your curb appeal. We’ve gathered the info to get you started.
When it comes to caring for your grass and plants as the temperature rises, the first step is irrigation. You want your yard to get the right amount of water through the spring and summer, but you might not know how or when to start up your sprinkler system.
If starting up the irrigation system sounds intimidating or confusing, please do not hesitate to call Paiva Landscape.
To minimize the risk of freeze damage, you’ll need to winterize your irrigation system. Irrigation systems are installed using one of three types of water removal: manual drain, auto drain, or blowout. If you don’t know your system type, it is best to use the blowout method.
If you’ve never worked with compressed air or blown out an irrigation system before, please call us. You’ll save yourself from frustration, possible injury and repair costs.
Like anything else, irrigation systems wear out over time. Sprinklers stop turning, arcs stop being adjustable, valves fail to open or close and controllers stop functioning. Normally, the system doesn’t wear out; just the various components do.
Additionally, new technologies and better equipment are on the market that improve efficiencies and save water and money for customers. For any of these reasons, an irrigation system will at some point need upgrading
Upgrades may also be required due to the maturing landscape. As the landscape grows it may interfere with the irrigation system sprinklers’ water distribution or require more water as trees and other landscape materials grow.
Sprinklers save you a great deal of time and effort when it comes to creating and maintaining a lush, green lawn. However, that doesn’t mean that the sprinklers themselves don’t require their own maintenance.
Whenever ground temperatures dip below freezing, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve properly prepared the system for winter weather by draining out the water and insulating the sprinkler components.
Your irrigation system repair project can be completed all at once or in phases. Start with the front lawn and planter beds, and finish the back yard later. All of our systems are designed to be expandable.
Paiva Landscape helps homeowners and businesses with irrigation system maintenance, irrigation repairs, upgrades and backflow testing in addition to water conservation consulting and outdoor lighting.