Time to put away the watering tools, the season’s first hard freeze is predicted for late this week.
– Winterize sprinkler systems by expelling all the water from the irrigation system and equipment, then blow out with pressurized air.
– Empty any remaining water and clean any residue from rain barrels or other water capture devices.
– Disconnect hoses from outdoor spigots and store them inside. Shut off water to outdoor spigots if possible.
– Clear gutters of leaves and debris to avoid trapping rain and snow melt that may freeze and pull the gutters away from the house.