It’s almost November, and that means here at MowCow, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about when to shut down your irrigation system. We’d like to offer you our advice in case you may have over-herd any false information!
Colder temperatures mean you’ll start breaking out quilts and hot cocoa.
You might think that your irrigation system is at risk of freezing. While our fall mornings can be chilly and the ground may be cold, it’s actually the soil temperature that mainly affects your system. Since your pipes are underground, they should be A-OK. Soil temperatures in Virginia are currently hovering around the high fifties to the mid-sixties, and they drop slowly in cold weather. You can always check soil temperatures online to see what they’re like in your area!
Gettin’ cold, but keep watering!
We’re recommending everyone keep watering their grass since there has been a lack of rain in the Northern Virginia region over the past few months. Typically, a normal closing happens later in November or early December, right as the temperatures start to dip below freezing at night. This ensures that your system isn’t damaged and that your grass stays happy!
As always, if you need help managing your system, drop us a line or give us a call! We’re happy to fulfill any of your irrigation system needs.
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