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How do I winterize my sprinkler system in Colorado?

How do I winterize my sprinkler system in Colorado?

The only way to be completely sure that the water is completely expelled from your irrigation in Colorado is to use compressed air to “blow” the water out. Different compressors are needed for different systems, and it is important that you know the gallons per minute (GPM) that flow through each zone of your system.

When should you winterize sprinklers in Colorado?

The best suggestion for when to turn off your sprinklers is right when the cold weather begins. Keep an eye on your local forecast for when the big freeze is coming, and plan around that. Give yourself a few days as a cushion just to be safe, and begin preparations for the winterization process.

Can I winterize my sprinkler system myself?

You can winterize a sprinkler system without an air compressor if all of your irrigation lines are buried at a slight downhill slope. Simply shut off the main water supply to your system and open the drain valves at the end of each zone.

How do I winterize my lawn sprinkler system?

Steps for Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

  1. Step 1: Shut Off the Water. It will come as no surprise that the first step is turning off the water to the system with a main valve that’s usually found near your water meter.
  2. Step 2: Turn Off the Timer.
  3. Step 3: Drain the Water.
  4. Step 4: Insulate Above-Ground Components.

When should I winterize my lawn in Colorado?

Fall is the best time of year to fertilize Colorado’s bluegrass lawns. Promotions about “lawn winterization” may sound mysterious, but there’s nothing magical about it. Simply fertilize with nitrogen sometime during late September to early November at lower altitudes, and earlier in the mountains.

What temperature should I winterize my sprinkler system?

32 degrees Fahrenheit
So in order to protect your outdoor piping and sprinkler system, when is the right time to start winterizing? To avoid any possibility of damage, sprinkler lines need to be drained prior to temperatures dipping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

What happens if you don’t winterize your sprinkler system?

If you forget to winterize your sprinklers, you run the risk that water will freeze in the irrigation valves, pipes and sprinkler heads. When water freezes, it expands causing the parts of your system to burst and destroying your sprinkler system.

What happens if you don’t winterize sprinklers?

What happens if I don’t winterize my sprinkler system?

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