This was our first year using drip irrigation in our small backyard garden of 6 raised beds. We are located in Pittsburgh PA (zone 6a). My question for y'all is, what do you recommend for winterizing a drip system? I have drained the system, but should i disassemble it and put it up for the winter? Any suggestions , tips or tricks would be welcomed. cheers y'all.
I use strong "multi-year" drip line and I think it could be left on the ground (drained of course) but I'm not sure so I always roll it up for winter and store it in the barn.
One tip: if you store it in a place where there might be rodents, it's a good idea to hang the roll from the wall. One year I left the rolls on the barn floor and the rats "tasted" them a bit. Luckily I noticed it early and hung the rolls on the wall. I find rats don't really bother climbing unless it means there will be dinner. But they gnaw on stuff that's conveniently on shelves or floors, even if it's not edible.
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