Ask the Expert: Get Your Yard Ready for Fall

Summer is still on the calendar, but it’s never too early to start getting your yard ready for fall and winter. From plantings to sprinklers, you’re sure to have yard-care questions—and our friends at Hamptons East Landscaping have the answers.

The Question: When should I be shutting off my irrigation system?

Hamptons East Landscaping Says: Mid-October through Thanksgiving. It must be professionally blown out with a compressor or your lines and solenoids will freeze up.

The Question: How do I protect my rhododendrons in the winter?

Hamptons East Landscaping Says: We recommend you use Wilt Proof before the first frost.


Have your own questions about plantings, your irrigation system or getting your yard ready for fall? Contact Hamptons East Landscaping at (631) 885-2627 or at You might even see your questions answered here at Ask the Expert. 

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