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!