Dan O'Neill / BelleCreeke
Sprinkler Winterizations for 2018 are scheduled from September 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018
It is important to winterize your sprinkler system to eliminate the risk of freeze damage to your sprinklers, lines, valves and water service point(s) of connection. When we blow-out and winterize sprinkler systems, we connect to the outdoor water service to blow out any remaining water from the outside underground sprinkler lines. If your system has a connection inside of the home, extended point of connection, or other lines that may not be visible, let us know in advance or at the time of service.
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2018 Service Fees
The Service Fees for 2018 have changed. We have updated the Fee Chart to benefit those who have remained our long term customers. The fees are based on customer status, number of zones, location of connections, and other conditions. Some fees have been lowered and some fees have been raised, based on actual costs. Fees are listed below.
The Standard, New Customer Base Fee is $54.00
# of Valves Base Rate Previous Customer
1-3 $54.00 $44.00
Each Additional Electric Valve +$3.00
*The Minimum Service fee is $35.00
As part of the service, we may include recommendations on your invoice for future improvements to the function of your system, lawn and landscaping. Improvements we may suggest include: New Controller, Sprinkler System Optimization, Replace Spray Head/s, Replace Rotor Head/s, Replace Valve/s, Replace / Install Back Flow Preventer, Start a Nutrient Program, Sharpen Mower Blades, or other services. You are not charged for these recommendations.
It is important to continue to irrigate your lawn, trees, and shrubs until daytime temperatures do not exceed 40 Degrees or generally until the second week of November. If you have new plantings, continue to hand water, even after your system has been winterized.
The soil in Southwest Montana is predominantly sandy decomposed granite with very little water holding capacity. Those yards with topsoil have an increased ability to hold water and nutrients, however for plant vitality and early spring green up, you should continue to water plants and trees until we have consistent snow cover.
For health and vitality of your lawn and landscape plants, there should be moisture in the soil during the winter and spring, so that as plants begin to take up water during the budding stage, there are adequate resources available in the soil. For most native plants and trees, supplemental irrigation is not required; however non native and ornamental trees and shrubs require constant soil moisture, especially those that do not have an established root system (new plantings).
If you have new plantings with less than 3 years growth, watering late into the fall, until we have steady snow cover, is absolutely essential to protect your investment. Further, if there are warm winter days where snow has melted and the daytime temperatures reach above 40 degrees for more than a week at a time, you should water beneath the drip line of your new plantings to ensure that they do not suffer from desiccation.
2018 General Terms of Service
The Property Owner should provide any known information about the system and components, and have them marked and accessible prior to arrival. Components include: Main line water source, isolation valves, electric valves, valve boxes, connection points, manifolds, hose bibs, garden spigots, drip system connections and terminations, controller, and/or any other functioning component of the sprinkler system.
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