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aprils to early for me

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by turfman59, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. turfman59

    turfman59 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    I look at the average rainfall in the month of april... nope dont need a sprinkler until actually the middle of May.... If it is a dry spring though ( like last year, I turned mine on the last week of april and it froze up.. It went from 10 days of 75 degree weather to 4 days below freezing last year.. I was scared of freeze probs
  2. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    Last year I started my system up on April 16 and it snowed twice between then and the beginning of May...not freezing. I took the chances because it is also dry here and started it up today. I only run it once a week during the rainy spring, sometimes not even once a week it can rain so long here.

    spkr 001.jpg
  3. turfman59

    turfman59 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    squeeze me
    but is that water that is sprinkling on your municipal sidewalk, from your sprinkler system, LOL
  4. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    I like photos like that, so I can add them to 'my collection.'

  5. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    Here is another pic you can add to your 'collection'

    Wierd how fast things can grow in one month.

    Yes, I will get around to readjusting them dam heads. They weren't that way last year???

    may2lawn 001.jpg
  6. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 257

    had a whole bunch of frozen lake pumps due to hard early
    freeze last fall.

    I dont know how to rebuild them but I dont know if I will have
    to eat the cost of replacement

    Dont know what to do

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