Pugh’s Earthworks is the expert commercial landscaping company to call for advice on winterizing your irrigation system

Pugh's Earthworks Commercial Property owners spend thousands of dollars on irrigation systems. These are vital to keep the property lawns, trees, flower beds and shrubs from dying during the hot summer months or during periods of severe drought. The expert landscape technicians at Pugh's Earthworks are trained to help commercial property irrigation systems stay in superior working order. This includes winterizing so that pipes do not break causing property damage and expensive repairs. Winterizing irrigation systems is not as important obviously if the property is in say South Florida where temperatures rarely get to or below freezing. However, for a vast portion of the US, this is a necessary procedure. A good general rule is that if you feel or if the meteorologists in your region are forecasting sustained long periods of freezing temperatures, it is a good idea to call in the Pugh's Earthworks professionals for a consultation. Some good rules of thumb or guidelines to help you decide to winterize or not are: How intricate is your system? Like automobiles for example. Some are basic no frills models while others have all sorts of fancy electronics and gadgets. Irrigation systems can also be basic or very complicated with very expensive parts and accessories. Sometimes these parts are hard to find and usually quite expensive to replace. How large is your system? Depending on the property type, for example a retail shopping center or industrial park may be massive and have a huge irrigation system. Your certainly may not want to risk the expense of repairs to a large irrigation system. Conversely if your property is smaller then perhaps you need to weigh the risk of the winterization process time and cost. How old is your system? Older systems often have parts that are hard to come by or even obsolete. Not winterizing an older system may be a huge risk. At the end of the day, the decision to winterize your irrigation system or not is a personal one. When you consider the value of your project, it makes sense to hire a Pugh’s Earthworks Certified Landscape Technician. These skilled professionals can take you through all phases of your project. From plant science, soil science, landscape design, irrigation design and installation, computer-aided drafting, pesticide and fertilizer application, plant and tree care, you will be served by the best in the industry!     Winterizing a irrigation system with pressurized air to clear out water   Whether you are managing commercial, industrial, institutional, government, multi-family, or retail property, Pugh's Earthworks is your trusted partner, providing comprehensive landscaping and lawn services. These services include tree and shrub care, lawn and bed maintenance, planting and trimming, weeding, and pest control. Here are some of the commercial services we offer to keep your commercial property looking great across all four seasons: Commercial Landscaping: Serving more than 300 commercial clients, we provide landscape design, installation, and maintenance in Memphis as well as Nashville, TN; Southaven, MS; Jackson, TN; and Little Rock, AK. This includes services [...]

Tips to Protect Your Irrigation System From Winter Freezes

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services For HOAs and COAs Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for residential commercial properties includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control.  We also offer snow and ice removal services during the winter months. During the winter months, we often receive emergency calls for broken irrigation systems.  This is because the pipes in the irrigation system have frozen and then burst. To stop this from happening, we have many tips for winterizing your irrigation system against the risk of freezes. Drain sprinklers that are on a slope. It's important to ensure that all sprinkler pipes on a slope are completely drained. Use an air compressor to push out any remaining water. Insulate the irrigation pipes. Shut off the water supply for your irrigation system. Then, make sure it is wrapped with foam insulation tape and a plastic bag, which can keep the pipes from feeing. Any above-ground pipes must be insulated. Have a main shutoff valve. If you don't have one of these valves, get one installed. Should any pipes blow and you have water shooting up everywhere, this valve can shut that down. Hire a winterization professional. Lawn sprinkler winterization can be simple or it can be very complex. There are many reasons why you might want to hire a professional instead.  It's important to have a comprehensive working knowledge of your specific irrigation system to winterize it correctly. Doing the blow-out process to the irrigation lines can cause damage ig you don't know what to do. You'll also need a powerful air compressor to properly blow the lines. Contact us today. Our team of professionals can help you protect your irrigation system this winter as well as provide other winter services like snow and ice clearing. We're here to get you and your residential or commercial landscape through the harshest months of the year as well as assist throughout the other seasons, ensuring the most beautiful yard and landscaping possible. Contact us now!

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