Do You Have Underground Sprinklers?

Now is the time you want to start thinking about starting your underground sprinkler system back up after the winter season.

If you use a professional to start up your sprinkler system, you can save yourself some time, stress, and in some cases, even money depending on if your system will need repairing and new parts. However, it is not impossible to do it yourself. If you want to give it a shot, here are some things you should know before you begin.

  1. Turn on the main water source – this is usually a valve located in the basement close to where the water meter is for homes with municipal water.
  2. This valve must be opened slowly. Opening the valve to quickly can create a surge of water that can potentially damage the master valve of the system
  3. Watering Schedule- Early morning hours are best. Avoid evening or mid-day watering.  Mid-day watering loses most of the water to evaporation, evening watering can lead to turf disease.
  4. Deep, infrequent watering is essential to developing a healthy root zone. Three times a week is often enough to allow for this.

We are so excited for the warmer weather to be here and can imagine you are as well. If you’d like a hand with your start up give us a call.

(403) 394-DIRT (3478)