How to Winterize Your Irrigation System in Texas

How to winterize your irrigation system

The chilly air of fall and winter is finally descending upon us in Texas. As you prepare for colder weather with chores such as cleaning your fireplace or servicing your heating and cooling system, consider winterizing your irrigation system as well. We have put together a few tips on how to winterize your irrigation system in Texas.

How to Winterize Your Irrigation System

The following are a few tips to protect your Texas irrigation system during the winter months.

Deactivate the Timer

If you have an automated sprinkler system, simply turning off the timer this winter can prevent water waste.

It will retain the settings until you decide to turn it back on again in the spring.

Drain the Water

When it comes to winterizing your irrigation system, it is also essential to drain the water.

Every lawn irrigation system has a drainage system. Therefore, make sure to drain the water out of the sprinkler system to avoid getting it frozen during the winter months.

Shut Off the Water Supply

Make sure to shut off the main valve of the irrigation system and insulate it. The valve needs to be freeze proof by placing it below the frost line.

In addition, wrap it with insulation and place it inside a heated room. Insulate any exposed pipes and backflow valves as well.

Scale Back Watering Your Lawn

Only water your lawn when needed. Most plants and grasses adapt to cooler temperatures and shorter days by curtailing growth, or going dormant during the winter.

Therefore, scaling back on watering will result in happier, healthier plants when spring arrives.

 

These are just a few tips on how to winterize your irrigation system in Texas. Contact us with the link below for more information or to schedule your irrigation system assessment with Agscapes Landscaping today!

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