Good time to do a irrigation 'blowout'

pbx2_gwOctober 3, 2013

This is our first irrigation system (Rainbird) & our installer/contractor wants to come out & winterize our irrigation by blowing out the system & preppping the backflow preventer.

Is there a good time to do this in Central VA?

He was suggesting Nov 1st but my lawn contractor said to do winterize starting in mid-Nov to early Dec because I should be watering up till then.

Advice?

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lehua49

pb,

What type of lawn grass do you have planted? It makes a difference. Aloha

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 9:52PM
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pbx2_gw

Hi lehua-zone 7 & tall fescue

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 1:26AM
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lehua49

pb,

Wait as long as possible since you have cool season grass. Water less frequently but water. Fall is a time of year to feed Fescue. If you are in the right zone it will remain green through the winter. JMHO Aloha

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 9:14PM
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