Posted on Oct 17, 2013

Home Sweet Home Landscaping Winterizing Time

Late October is when we begin preparing for the harsh mountain winter.
This includes fall clean ups, blowing out sprinkler systems is one of them, and more! Check out our Landscaping services page for full details, or do not hesitate to give us a call! 970-389-1046

Preparing your sprinkler system for winter we expel all the water from the irrigation system and equipment.
Do not trust manual or automatic drain valves. The system should be blown out with pressurized air.
If your irrigation system is attached to domestic water, it is required to have a backflow prevention device.

The concept of preparing your sprinkler system for winter must be done correctly to assure there are no costly repairs and replacements to make in the spring at system start-up. The process consists of expelling all the water from the irrigation system and equipment. This is necessary because water freezing in the irrigation system will break pipes, fittings, valves, sprinklers, pumps, and other system components.
Most substances contract as they get cold; however, when water cools, it contracts only until it reaches a temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon further cooling to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, water expands as it turns to ice. Water expands and increases in volume by one-eleventh, so 11 cubic feet of water will form approximately 12 cubic feet of ice. This expansion force is sufficient to cause pipes and fittings to burst valves to crack, and sprinkler and pump cases to split open.

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

Summit County, Colorado Snow Removal

Are you looking for a snow plow contractor for your commercial property or residential property? Home Sweet Home Landscaping has a fleet of trucks with plows and sanders to handle all of your snow plowing needs.
For all Summit County, Colorado and suburban areas we plow parking lots for Shopping Centers and Office Complexes, Home Driveways.
To provide a safe environment for residents and/or employees of property.

We are more than happy to help you when you need help the most. There's nothing worse than being stuck when the snow is piling up. Just give us a call (970-389-1046) and we will be there and offer you our extended winter service of clearing driveways, parking lots and streets.

When it comes to keeping your commercial or Residential property safe and accessible during the winter season, it's imperative to have a snow removal company you can count on to do a great job. Delays in service and poor quality work can expose a company to great risk and can cost you quite a great deal in lost business and customer satisfaction.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013

Fall is around the corner, now it's the best time to plant your evergreens, shrubs and perennials. Most Nurseries will be clearing out they're inventory, which allows us to give you the best prices of the year for this items!

Posted on Jul 1, 2013

Call us so we can help you upgrade your water irrigation system for a smart water saving solution.