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Ultimate Guide to Dewinterizing Your Sprinkler System in Douglas County, NV

Updated: Mar 28



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As spring approaches, it's time to prepare your sprinkler system for the warmer months ahead in Douglas County, NV. Dewinterizing your sprinkler system is a crucial step in ensuring it operates efficiently and effectively throughout the landscaping season. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the process of dewinterizing your sprinkler system, from determining the right temperatures to perform the task to checking for leaks and adjusting sprinklers and timers. Plus, learn how Minden Yard Care, your trusted landscaping company, includes dewinterizing services with its mowing packages.

  1. Timing is Everything: In Douglas County, NV, where winters can be chilly, it's essential to wait for the right temperatures before dewinterizing your sprinkler system. As a general rule of thumb, wait until overnight temperatures consistently remain above freezing before beginning the dewinterization process. Typically, this occurs around late March to early April, but it's always best to check local weather forecasts for accurate temperature trends.

  2. Dewinterizing Process: To dewinterize your sprinkler system, follow these steps:

  3. a) Turn on the Water Supply: Start by turning on the main water supply to your sprinkler system. Slowly open the valve to allow water to flow gradually into the pipes, preventing any sudden pressure surges. This usually involves the long key with the T shaped handle on it. (You might also need to open the valve on an anti-siphon valve, (this normally sits above ground, as it needs to be higher than the sprinkler system).

  4. b) Check for Leaks: Inspect the entire system for any signs of leaks or damaged pipes. Look for puddles, wet spots, or areas of soggy ground that may indicate a leak. Address any issues promptly to prevent water waste and damage to your landscaping.

  5. c) Adjust Drips and Sprinklers: Test each sprinkler head and drip line to ensure they are functioning correctly. Adjust the direction and flow of water as needed to cover your lawn and landscaping evenly. Clean or replace any clogged or damaged sprinkler heads for optimal performance.

  6. d) Check Timers: Verify that your sprinkler system timers are set correctly for the watering schedule suited to your landscaping needs. Adjust the timing and duration of watering cycles as necessary, considering factors such as soil type, plant requirements, and local water restrictions.

  7. Minden Yard Care's Dewinterizing Services:

  8. At Minden Yard Care, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and vibrant landscape. That's why we include dewinterizing services as part of our comprehensive mowing packages. When you choose our landscaping company for your lawn care needs, you can rest assured that your sprinkler system will be expertly prepared for the season ahead. Our mowing packages not only include dewinterizing but also offer mowing, edging, blowing, seeding, fertilizer application, and sprinkler and timer adjustments—all designed to keep your lawn looking its best year-round.

Dewinterizing your sprinkler system in Douglas County, NV, is a crucial step in preparing your landscape for the spring and summer months. By following the steps outlined in this guide and taking advantage of Minden Yard Care's comprehensive mowing packages, you can ensure that your sprinkler system operates efficiently and effectively, providing the water your lawn and landscaping need to thrive. Contact us today to schedule your dewinterizing service and experience the difference of working with a trusted landscaping company dedicated to your lawn's health and beauty.


Contact Information:

Derek Peterson (Owner),

Minden Yard Care Phone:

530-416-6264

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