Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Spring

Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Spring

Posted on March 21, 2015

Finally, winter is over!  Now is the time to start preparing your sprinkler system for spring.  During the winter months, many homeowners turned their sprinkler systems off because most vegetation went into a dormant stage.  March is the time when most people begin cleaning up their yards and getting their flower beds ready for spring planting.  Before planting new vegetation, it is very important that the sprinkler system is turned on and any necessary repairs conducted before the plants go in the ground.

Because the McKinney sprinkler repair area has experienced several bouts of freezing temperatures during these past winter months, it is quite possible that sprinkler systems will not perform properly when turned back on.  There could be broken pipes, malfunctioning valves, busted sprinkler heads, it’s all a surprise until it’s turned back on.

By turning on the sprinkler system before planting, you can avoid a situation where you will need to water everything by hand, or worse yet, the new plantings suffer from the drought.  Also, you can avoid a situation where new plantings need to be dug up to repair sprinkler equipment either below or adjacent to the plants.  This can be distressing to the vegetation as well as you!

You don’t necessarily need to have a professional conduct a system check; however, depending on what is discovered, you may wish to contact a Plano sprinkler repair company to conduct any of the repairs that are outside of your comfort zone.

The System Check

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