It has been quite a hot summer and no doubt your irrigation system has been working tirelessly to keep your lawn and landscaping lush and green. With all of the hard work it’s been putting in over the last few months, don’t forget some of the essential things it needs to run like it should. After all, it is important you maintain and inspect your irrigation systems on a regular basis; especially this time of year. At Classic Lawnscape, we are experts at irrigation maintenance as well as a wide variety of other lawn care services for Shoreview. In fact, we install, maintain and inspect irrigation systems for commercial clients all over the area. That’s why we’d like to give you a rundown of the essential care tips your lawn and irrigation both need to flourish as they should.
Fall Blowout & Irrigation Maintenance
Have you scheduled a fall blowout yet? This is essential to getting your lawn irrigation system shut down for the cold winter months months. Fall winterization or ‘blowout’ consists of turning off water source at the point where it should be protected from freezing. A technician from Classic Lawnscape will evacuate water out of each zone of system with high-volume pressurized air. This keeps any water from freezing within the system when the temperatures drop. The technician will drain any water meter and back flow device that may stay outside over winter. Storage of back flow devices and water meters is available.
And, there are a variety of other points that should be checked to make sure everything runs smoothly within your irrigation system, including:
- Water pressure testing
- Install batteries
- Adjust and set controller
- Check each sprinkler hear for proper operation and coverage
- Adjust and clean sprinkler heads
Lawn aeration is an essential in lawn care services. It is a procedure that utilizes liquid, mechanical or a manual lawn aerator to properly aerate the lawn. This creates numerous holes along the surface of the lawn, about twelve such holes in a given square foot of lawn. This permits and encourages deeper root growth, along with reducing the soil compaction level. Lawn aeration permits water, nutrients and air to directly reach the root system.
Shaping & Pruning
Shaping of shrubs should be performed as needed as new growth appears to keep a well-manicured appearance for your landscape. Removal of dead, dying or diseased plant material and reinstallation of new plant material is also important in maintaining a clean and tidy appearance for your landscaping.
And, these are just some of the important lawn care services to consider for your landscaping. For more information about our lawn care services in Shoreview or any of the surrounding areas, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.