Thursday, April 15, 2010

Early Spring Chores

The snow has finally melted out of the back yard and it is now time to start the early spring chores.

One of my least favorites chores is starting the sprinkler system.   It is normally still cool out when I trun it on. Marking the sprinkler heads so they don't get smashed when I have the yard aerated ends up being a cold and wet job.  This year was warmer than most, but just as wet.

The not-so-fun part of starting the system each year is discovering what  needs to be repaired.

This year I lucked out - all of the electric control valves are working!  :)   That leaves only 6 sprinkler heads to dig out and replace. No problemo! Easy duty this year. Whew.

1 comment:

  1. Yup, every plus has a minus. I remember thinking, "Automatic sprinklers ... no fuss, no muss." Then Rich said something about checking for winter damage...ugh. Still, it mostly beats hauling hoses all over the yard. You look cold & wet :( Peggy