Spring Irrigation Start Up

It's time to schedule your irrigation spring start up to ensure that your system is operating efficiently and effectively.

irrigation_startupOur technicians will run through every zone, head by head and make repairs or adjustments to optimize your watering system. A professionally installed and maintained irrigation system will save you water and money and protect your lawn and landscape investments for the long term. With unpredictable Hudson Valley summers, usually comes heat and dry conditions that can turn your green perky lawn to mere clumps of brown straw.… Oh, the joys of drought seasons in our area. Anyhow, spring is the time of year that we spend preparing our customers for the coming summer months. One of the most important services for our customers is getting their irrigation systems started as the weather betters

Spring irrigation start up begins with a few simple steps to make things go smoothly. The winter months can take their toll on irrigation heads, valves and underground water lines, and through these months the pressures in the pipelines can change. So we always proceed cautiously!

Our technicians will start with a general inspection of your irrigation system. We will begin opening your irrigation by letting water fill only the mainline of your system at a reduced pressure rate. (The mainline runs between the irrigation source and the zones beyond it.) We will be careful to let the system fill slowly! After the mainline is filled, we’ll continue the same process with each zone following the mainline. When the water runs clear and free of air bubbles; the zone has been filled successfully. We will continue to run each zone for about 2 minutes, enabling any air to escape that has been trapped in the process. We will check for damaged or broken heads, correct spray patterns and ensure that your system is running at maximum efficiency. We will finish our visit by checking your preprogrammed water settings. Once those have been confirmed, your irrigation service is complete!

So call Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping at 845-463-4400 today for an appointment to open your irrigation system! Let us help to make sure your lawn stays green all season long!