Winterizing Your Irrigation System

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If you’re a homeowner like me, you’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to winterize your irrigation system, which includes your backflow device. But what exactly does this mean? And how necessary is it?

As a DIYer on a tight budget, I always weigh the “necessary” part. Is this something I NEED to do now, or can it wait? Of course, the answer depends on who you ask, and more importantly, where you live.

If you live in a ...

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Warm Pipes are Happy Pipes

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If you’re in the North, you probably know that warm pipes are happy pipes! Some of our Southern neighbors don’t have that experience with the cold winters. The weather this week is going to be a doozy – much of the East coast is already feeling those frigid temps. Don’t let frozen pipes be in your future though – take some proactive steps before it gets even colder later this week.

Keep those faucets dripping… but don’t forget about ...

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It’s almost October! Winterization Time.

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Winter is coming. It’s almost October, already! It’s time to schedule those winterization appointments with your sprinkler guy! Once your temperatures start dipping down to 30, it’s time to cozy down your irrigation system for the year.

Turn off those automatic sprinklers!

Most of the country doesn’t utilize lawn or garden sprinklers after October or November – with obvious exceptions in some of the more Southern states.

If you haven’t completely winterized your irrigation system yet, you can still ...

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Brrr! Get ready for cold winter weather.

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With a large storm slated to hit many of the states this week, I’m ready to make a hot toddy, turn on a Christmas movie, and snuggle down with my dogs. Well, almost. First, I have to do a few not-so-fun pre-winter weather chores. Winter storm Decima, which may very well decimate any hopes of a dry, warm week for many, will be arriving before the weekend.

Here are some handy tips and ideas to insure you’re prepared for ...

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Hello Autumn! Time to Winterize.

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Brr! This morning has more of a chill to it than the past couple days, a reminder than Autumn is here. (Or officially will be on Thursday.) My tomato plants are looking a lot less happy than they did just a week ago, and I’m thinking green tomato chutney will be in the works pretty soon.  While some areas of the country are still dry and very warm, in many areas it’s about that time to start considering winterizing ...

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