What To Do When Spring Finally Springs in Northern Virginia!

What to do when Spring Springs

It is time to get your Northern Virginia lawn ready for Spring!

We’re not gonna lie…The top 2 are our FAVORITES!

  • EXECUTE AN “IRRIGATION EVALUATION” Start your sprinkler system and water your yard 1-2 times per week. Run a water hose on your rain sensor to make sure it is active. A rain sensor should deactivate sprinklers after 1/4″ of accumulated rainwater. Check the water coverage for beds and make sure to adequately water all your plants and shrubs.
  • PLAN YOUR WATERING SCHEDULE Water your grass once per week until June. As the weather becomes warmer and rainy days more infrequent, add additional minutes to watering your lawn.
  • TREAT!  The ideal treatment for your lawn includes pre-emergent chemicals with a high nitrogen count, low phosphate count, and potash. A recommended formula would be 25-10-10. Remember to use weed control
  • KEEP IT FRESH! Add a fresh, one-and-a-half-inch topcoat of mulch to your beds. Remove the stale, old mulch.
  •  PLANT YOUR SEEDS Plant your Spring Annuals such as impatiens, petunias, and pansies. For a controlled, healthy start in a predictable environment, start your seedlings indoors.

Affordable Lawn Sprinklers and Lighting offers a thorough  Spring Turn-On Service:

In the spring, when our technicians visit your property to turn on your irrigation system we perform the following services:

  • Turn on the water.
  • Re-install your backflow hardware.
  • Check and flush all valves.
  • Align and adjust spray heads and rotors to ensure coverage.
  • Check the main line and each zone for leaks.
  • Program the control box with our recommended springtime water-efficient schedule.

 

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