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Post  Megan on 10/2/2010, 10:21 am

It's probably pre-mature, but I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to winterize their irrigation system, if that applies. For me, this means removing the couplers on the ends of my mister / bubbler hose so all the water can drain out, per manufacturer's instructions. They said nothing about what to do with the stakes, so I will probably lay them flat. I may tie a bright colored ribbon around the smaller ones to make them easier to find in the spring, since they blend in so well against the surrounding mulch.
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Post  Blackrose on 11/5/2010, 9:53 am

You may want to blow a little bit of air through the hoses to get any residual water out of them. We have a sprinkler system that waters our lawn and perennial gardens and we have to rent an air compressor to blow the excess water out of them to avoid burst pipes from freezing. I'm not sure if it could happen with your irrigation system, but it couldn't hurt to blow out that extra water. Smile
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Post  Megan on 11/5/2010, 10:02 am

I don't think it can, actually, but that's a really good idea. My system is all plastic tubing and all I did was un-crimp the ends. The hose-bibs were drained from indoors. And as far as finding my ends again... the one is really easy to find, and for the other, I left the railroad spike sticking up about 5" to help me find it quickly again. I'll mention it to hubby though... he has an air compressor and loves any excuse to use it! (He even put a fitting through the foundation wall so he could leave the tank in the basement and use air-compression tools out on the vehicles.)
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