Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, which means frost is starting to show up on your lawn in the early morning.

November is the ideal time to get your lawn ready to survive the next cold months so it can thrive again in spring.

To do that, keep mowing, but as the season advances, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings off the year. This allows more sunlight to reach the grass.

You also need to aerate the soil, so that oxygen, water and fertilizer can reach the roots.

Don’t forget to rake the leaves, which if left on your lawn will get wet from rain and morning dew, stick together, and if it’s not removed, will cut air from reaching the grass and also allow fungal diseases to breed.

And most importantly, don’t stop watering. The cooler weather and occasional rainfall may make you think that you don’t need to water your lawn anymore, but you have to keep watering until the ground freezes. Grass is still absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients as it gets ready for a dormant winter. When the snow falls, it blocks water from seeping into the lawn roots, so you won’t need to water anymore.

IMPROVE CURB APPEAL

Part of the seasonal lawn care also involves winterizing your irrigation system. And just like your lawn care, it’s best to leave it to professionals like Quench Irrigation that has decades of experience taking care of green areas for homes and commercial properties all year round.

Quench Irrigation can install an entirely new irrigation system or repair and improve the one you have, making sure it saves you time and money, and your business looks its best 365 days a year. Whether your facility is a large corporate campus or a small office building, well-cared lawns speak volumes about your operation and corporate image.

They say first impressions are everything and a beautiful lawn will improve your business curb appeal to customers and employees alike, creating a more positive work environment.

WINTERIZE YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM

To make sure that lawn is at tip-top shape when spring comes, you also have to take care of the irrigation system before the frost comes. This involves blowing out your in-ground irrigation system. Failing to check this off your Fall “to-do” list could cost you later in extensive damage to your irrigation system.

A “blowout” means getting all the water out of your irrigation system, as any water left over has the potential to freeze, expand, leading to cracks and eventually damage it, creating all sorts of problems for your property. It could burst pipes, valves and sprinkler heads.

It’s an important part of your yearly maintenance service and must be done correctly before Jack Frost shows up.

A blowout starts with turning off the water source and controller, as it’s never recommended to leave your sprinkler system on during the winter. In the blowout, a company like Quench Irrigation uses a high-powered air compressor to release the compressed air through the irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads, allowing for air to blow through until all the water is pushed out.

It’s better to leave this to a professional company because they know the proper PSI (pounds per square inch) that your pipes can handle and how to safely extract the water.

If you don’t use enough air volume after flushing some of the water out of the system, the air will rise to the top of the water, causing water to drain into the bottom, which puts your system in danger.

The blowout must also be done one zone at a time. If you blow our more than one zone at a time, you run the risk of overheating the pipes and fittings, or leaving them weakened and subject to damage later.

Once all the water is out, they will examine the system, including pipes, valves and all the other parts to make sure there are no cracks or problems that cold weather would worsen.

It’s also important to mark any valves or sprinkler heads located close to sidewalks and public areas before putting your green areas to bed. This prevents snow plows and shovels from damaging these parts of the system.

LIGHTING YOUR WAY

Colder temperatures also mean shorter daylight hours and the need for additional lighting.

Quench Irrigation is also an expert in installing low-voltage landscape lighting, which provides an added layer of security and safety for your home or business as it starts to get dark earlier.

A well-lit home or commercial facility also adds value to your property and enhances curb appeal and beauty. It makes pathways come to life and gives you an added peace of mind as winter comes.

Just like lighting, you want to make sure all parts of the irrigation system are working properly when the snow starts to melt in spring.

A great-looking lawn and an efficient water irrigation system serviced by professionals save you time. Manually watering your property is time consuming and you will always wonder if you’re watering too much or not enough.

With an irrigation system, one push of a button on an irrigation controller, professionally programmed by expert staff, is all the time you need to invest to keep your landscape in perfect conditions.

A properly watered lawn also protects that investment in green areas and saves you money by not wasting water. Quench Irrigation also designs irrigation systems specifically suited for your needs, preventing over-watering and over-spending.

They can also retro-fit or revamp the one you have to improve coverage, strengthen its potential and improve its efficiency.

With Quench Irrigation, you’re working with professionals offering a personalized service and expertise who will listen to your needs and perform their work with flawless execution.

It’s November, time to maintain your irrigation system.

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, which means frost is starting to show up on your lawn in the early morning.

November is the ideal time to get your lawn ready to survive the next cold months so it can thrive again in spring.

To do that, keep mowing, but as the season advances, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting for the last two cuttings off the year. This allows more sunlight to reach the grass.

You also need to aerate the soil, so that oxygen, water and fertilizer can reach the roots.

Don’t forget to rake the leaves, which if left on your lawn will get wet from rain and morning dew, stick together, and if it’s not removed, will cut air from reaching the grass and also allow fungal diseases to breed.

And most importantly, don’t stop watering. The cooler weather and occasional rainfall may make you think that you don’t need to water your lawn anymore, but you have to keep watering until the ground freezes. Grass is still absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients as it gets ready for a dormant winter. When the snow falls, it blocks water from seeping into the lawn roots, so you won’t need to water anymore.

IMPROVE CURB APPEAL

Part of the seasonal lawn care also involves winterizing your irrigation system. And just like your lawn care, it’s best to leave it to professionals like Quench Irrigation that has decades of experience taking care of green areas for homes and commercial properties all year round.

Quench Irrigation can install an entirely new irrigation system or repair and improve the one you have, making sure it saves you time and money, and your business looks its best 365 days a year. Whether your facility is a large corporate campus or a small office building, well-cared lawns speak volumes about your operation and corporate image.

They say first impressions are everything and a beautiful lawn will improve your business curb appeal to customers and employees alike, creating a more positive work environment.

WINTERIZE YOUR IRRIGATION SYSTEM

To make sure that lawn is at tip-top shape when spring comes, you also have to take care of the irrigation system before the frost comes. This involves blowing out your in-ground irrigation system. Failing to check this off your Fall “to-do” list could cost you later in extensive damage to your irrigation system.

A “blowout” means getting all the water out of your irrigation system, as any water left over has the potential to freeze, expand, leading to cracks and eventually damage it, creating all sorts of problems for your property. It could burst pipes, valves and sprinkler heads.

It’s an important part of your yearly maintenance service and must be done correctly before Jack Frost shows up.

A blowout starts with turning off the water source and controller, as it’s never recommended to leave your sprinkler system on during the winter. In the blowout, a company like Quench Irrigation uses a high-powered air compressor to release the compressed air through the irrigation pipes and sprinkler heads, allowing for air to blow through until all the water is pushed out.

It’s better to leave this to a professional company because they know the proper PSI (pounds per square inch) that your pipes can handle and how to safely extract the water.

If you don’t use enough air volume after flushing some of the water out of the system, the air will rise to the top of the water, causing water to drain into the bottom, which puts your system in danger.

The blowout must also be done one zone at a time. If you blow our more than one zone at a time, you run the risk of overheating the pipes and fittings, or leaving them weakened and subject to damage later.

Once all the water is out, they will examine the system, including pipes, valves and all the other parts to make sure there are no cracks or problems that cold weather would worsen.

It’s also important to mark any valves or sprinkler heads located close to sidewalks and public areas before putting your green areas to bed. This prevents snow plows and shovels from damaging these parts of the system.

LIGHTING YOUR WAY

Colder temperatures also mean shorter daylight hours and the need for additional lighting.

Quench Irrigation is also an expert in installing low-voltage landscape lighting, which provides an added layer of security and safety for your home or business as it starts to get dark earlier.

A well-lit home or commercial facility also adds value to your property and enhances curb appeal and beauty. It makes pathways come to life and gives you an added peace of mind as winter comes.

Just like lighting, you want to make sure all parts of the irrigation system are working properly when the snow starts to melt in spring.

A great-looking lawn and an efficient water irrigation system serviced by professionals save you time. Manually watering your property is time consuming and you will always wonder if you’re watering too much or not enough.

With an irrigation system, one push of a button on an irrigation controller, professionally programmed by expert staff, is all the time you need to invest to keep your landscape in perfect conditions.

A properly watered lawn also protects that investment in green areas and saves you money by not wasting water. Quench Irrigation also designs irrigation systems specifically suited for your needs, preventing over-watering and over-spending.

They can also retro-fit or revamp the one you have to improve coverage, strengthen its potential and improve its efficiency.

With Quench Irrigation, you’re working with professionals offering a personalized service and expertise who will listen to your needs and perform their work with flawless execution.