When Should I Start Up My Sprinkler System?

When to start your sprinkler system

As springtime approaches, you may be wondering… Is it time to startup the sprinkler system?

After the winter you may be eager to get out there and start making the lawn look great. However, the reality is that you need to be careful when starting up your irrigation system for the first time, after the winter, or you may cause some expensive damage.

Sometimes there are also certain situations when you may want to have a professional do a springtime check and help you make sure everything is running right.

When To Start Up Your Underground Sprinkler System

Before starting up your irrigation system for the first time, ask yourself are the hard ground freezes done for the winter? A ground freeze is a potential anytime the temperatures drop to around 32 degrees.

While it is always tricky to guess the weather, in the Columbia SC area April is a great month to feel good about starting up your sprinkler system.

If you are mechanically inclined and familiar with the various parts of a sprinkler system then you can try starting it up for yourself, otherwise you may want to have a professional come out and help.

Normally in the spring, irrigation companies are very busy. So should you attempt to start the system yourself and run into any issues, you may have to wait awhile or pay a lot more to get some help.

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