Why you should winterize your sprinkler system?

It’s that time again, to clean out the gutters and to rake away the leaves from the foundation. Time to put away the patio furniture or wrap it for the winter, and let’s not forget about the ceramic and terra cotta pots, they should be put away to ensure another year of enjoyment. Most importantly though, it’s time to turn off and winterize your sprinkler system so that the water does not freeze inside the system and cause damage. Letters will be mailed in September with an appointment date. Please call our office if you haven’t received a letter or if you are not on an automatic schedule. Be sure to add it to your calendar.

We start winterizing systems in the middle of October and are normally completed by Thanksgiving.  If you have new shrubs, landscaping or you are re-seeding you may want to consider a later turn off. However, if you are done watering, just turn the controller to the off position. We will winterize the system on your scheduled date. Typically the ground doesn’t freeze until after Thanksgiving, although you never know what Mother Nature has in store for us, last year it was 20 degrees by November 15th.

If you had any challenging areas during the past watering season, please alert us so we can address them next spring. If you are planning new hardscape or landscape in the spring, let us know now so that we can get your project on the calendar and reserve time

Lastly this time of the year can get quite cold. Make sure if cold temperatures are forecasted you turn off your sprinklers. Every year, it seems that some people forget to turn their systems off during freezing temperatures. We’ve seen many properties become an “ice world” after an early freeze.  It’s really quite beautiful but it wreaks havoc with shrubs and is dangerous on the sidewalks, roads and could cause accidents. Just simply turn off your clock.

Any questions? We are here to help. Wishing you all a wonderful fall!

Email us at Our office hours until Thanksgiving are 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 8am-3pm. Enjoy the foliage and this beautiful time of the year.

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