Get Your Yard Irrigation Ready for Spring in New Jersey

Get Your Yard Irrigation Ready for Spring in New Jersey

As the temperature begins to get warmer it is time to think about how to get your yard irrigation ready for spring in New Jersey. It is a great idea to get your irrigation system up and running before you invest in any landscape improvements. If you aren’t sure what to do to get your system ready, don’t worry we have come up with some ways to help you get started.

Dewinterizing Your Irrigation System 

Before you start to de-winterize your irrigation system make sure that the threat of freezing temperatures has passed. Once you think warmer weather is here to stay you should check the ground to verify that it is not frozen. The easiest way to do so is to dig a small hole that is at least one foot into the ground. If you find that the ground is still frozen in places, it is best to wait a few days for it to thaw. 

Hopefully, when freezing temperatures arrive you winterize your irrigation system by shutting off the water and blowing out any remaining water that was in the irrigation lines to prevent damage. Now that it is early spring it is time to de-winterize your system. To do this you need to:

  • Turn on the control panel and set the current time, date, and times you want your system to turn on. 
  • Slowly turn the water valve, releasing the water at a slow pace will help prevent rushing water and air to build up quickly which can cause lines to break. 
  • Check for leaks. It may be obvious or it could be an overly saturated area along the irrigation line. 
  • Check the irrigation heads to make sure they are working properly

If you would prefer an expert to take care of de-winterizing your irrigation system, give our team a call and we will be glad to help. 

Make Appropriate Repairs

Over the winter months, parts of your irrigation system can get damaged and clogged. If you discover this during your de-winterizing it is best to take care of it right away. Clogged heads can be cleaned so that they water your landscape properly. Damaged parts such as water lines, heads, and timers can cause more water to be used than what is needed.  

If you notice any problems with your system or have trouble programming it to what your landscape needs, it is a good idea to contact a professional to help. This way you can trust that your landscape is getting the proper amount of water needed to stay healthy. 

Installing a New Irrigation System

If you need to replace your old system or have decided to purchase an irrigation system for your landscape there are several to choose from. Each type of system delivers water in different ways. Drip irrigation will deliver water to the roots at a slow and steady rate which reduces runoff and evaporation. 

The most familiar is the sprinkler irrigation system. With this system, you can deliver water through a variety of sprinkler heads. It is best for a landscape professional to take a look at your landscape to determine which system is best for your lawn and garden. 

Let Our Team Help

When you need to get your yard irrigation ready for the growing season, give our team at Chris James Landscaping a call. We will be happy to discuss all our services so that we can be there for you when you need us most. Give us a call today and we will take care of all your irrigation needs.