A: We do not. Our Maintenance division specializes in large public and shared use properties or HOA communities with large common areas.
A: Yes! Our Enhancement and Production division will take on any installations, upgrades, or repairs no matter how big or small the job is.
A: Yes! We have some of the best irrigation technicians in Colorado and they are happy to assist anyone with whatever needs they may have.
A: This depends on conditions. Ideally aeration should be done prior to irrigation activation. However, you also need to wait until the soil is completely thawed, the ground needs to be moist or damp, not wet, waterlogged, or too dry either.
A: Late February or March is the best time to cut back ornamental grasses to promote new growth. If it is done earlier in the cold season, you increase the risk of killing the plant. If you do it too late into spring you will be cutting off new growth along with the previous year material and your plant will not look as good over the summer. You should cut the old growth down to a few inches above the body of the plant.
A: This is a common question from residents who are unfamiliar with Colorado winters. During the winter time your turf and plant material will go dormant and does not need to be watered nearly as much as it does during the growing season. As temperatures drop, the water that is left in your irrigation system between watering cycles will freeze. This causes the water to expand and will burst your pipes. Repairing a damaged irrigation system can be expensive and keep you from properly watering your yard when the temperatures rise again. To keep this from happening, your system needs to be winterized. This is the process of turning off the system, opening bleed valves to allow the release of pressure, and using compressed air to blow the residual water out of the underground pipes in your yard.
A: This depends on weather conditions. Ideally your system should be winterized prior to the first hard freeze. Usually, residential irrigation systems will be winterized during mid to late October. However, Colorado has been known to occasionally have a hard freeze in early October which can cause damage to an irrigation system. This is something every homeowner with an irrigation system needs to be aware of and they should pay attention to the weather forecast during this time of year so they can make their own informed decisions to protect their property. If necessary, you can use a hose to hand water your turf and plants after winterizing your irrigation system. Just be sure to fully drain the hose when you are finished to avoid freeze damage to the hose as well.
A: Like winterization, there is a range of time that this is typically done, mid to late April, but every year is slightly different. If the weather turns warm earlier, it helps to have your irrigation system active to help keep your turf watered. If conditions stay cold longer, there is nothing wrong with keeping your system winterized as long as possible. Homeowners also need to be aware that Colorado has been known to have snap freezes as late as mid-May which can damage an activated irrigation system. Always make sure you are paying attention to the weather forecast after you have activated your system and if you see a sudden drop in overnight temperature below freezing, take steps to protect your system. Some easy things to do are to turn off your timer, open the ball drain valve in your valve box, open the small pressure relief valves on your Backflow Preventer to a 45 degree angle, and wrap the backflow preventer and above ground pipes to help insulate them.
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