If you have not already done so, picking up all the fallen trees leaves from the grassy areas will to allow the grass to get some sunlight and dry out. This is the time of year where fungus diseases like brown patch, take-all root rot , and necrotic rings ( aka fairy rings ) can get a foot hold and reek havok on lawns. These diseases typically start in areas where leaves then to accumulate and there is little sunlight and airflow so the grass and the soil does not dry out.
You can learn more from the Texas A&M Agrilife website
What should I be doing this time for year with my irrigation system? After the recent freezes, it is a good idea to walk the yard and look for any mushy spots that may indicate a leak in the system. A lot of smaller leaks are easier to find this time of year as they will not dry out and sometimes only become an issue after these extreme temperature swings where the pipes can shrink or contract over long runs.
How to troubleshoot a leak
1. Check the water meter to see if the small triangle ( unusually red ) is moving or rotating. If it is rotating then
2. Shut off the water to the irrigation system, at or before the backflow.
3. If the triangle STOPS , then there is a leak, mark any suspect areas with a flag or stake and wait a few days to see if the area dries up.
4. Call us to come out an troubleshoot 512-769-2351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, enjoy the cool weather.
Cougar Matt out.
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