Install An Inground Lawn Watering System In Fall For Best Results
Installing an inground lawn watering system can be a complex task. The best time of year is generally early fall. For those in the northern regions where snow and ice are regular features, you will need to do some extra work, and you’ll need to do every fall once the system is installed. By installing in fall, the whole system, and your lawn, will be ready come spring – this is preferable to disturbing your lawn in spring, as it starts to waken from its winter rest.
Start by carefully following the instructions for the installation of your inground watering system. If you are careful, you can preserve much of the turf that is lifted when laying the inground pipes. If you cannot preserve the turf, then you will need to do a little lawn repairing once the job has been completed.
Once installed, test the system several times to ensure it working correctly. Check the ground for any water leaks as well and if all is well, bury the pipeline and replace sod. If sod is too badly damaged, use a lawn repair tool and over sow with a summer-winter lawn seed mix. For those in the north, the real work now starts.
If you are in an area where ground temperatures reach freezing, you will need to winterize your inground lawn watering system. This involves draining the system of water, removing the sprinkler heads, then using compressed air to blow out any remaining water. Sprinkler heads that are left in place could rupture if there is any water left in them, and that water freezers. The same is true of your water pipes, that is why they are blown through.
Come spring, you can return the sprinkler heads to the system, reconnect the water, and your system should be ready to go. The area that was lifted to accommodate the pipeline should recover quickly if you have used the right lawn seed and over time, it will be almost impossible to see where it has been installed. A complex task made easy.