Winter protection of garden water stuff in California?!?


LGY

Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
82
Reaction score
9
Country
United States
As a former New Yorker who lives in apartments, I was surprised that I woke up this morning and found my garden hose was frozen overnight in Sacramento. I literally just tried to sow grass seed yesterday and watered them. I definitely turned off the faucets and left the spraying on to let the air out before I went in. There are multiple ice pieces that got pushed out from the hose.
Do I need to protect the outdoor gardening pipes and stuff in California? I mean I ran out to Home Depot and got/put one of those faucets cover on today, but there is this multiple dimension piece like this that I can’t just put in a sleeve due to its position.

Side question, what’s good to plant in that narrow space?

thanks in advanced.
 

Attachments

  • 6D73CF88-6E2B-4C0D-B093-5021F1AE48E9.jpeg
    6D73CF88-6E2B-4C0D-B093-5021F1AE48E9.jpeg
    361.3 KB · Views: 48
  • 2C45F1C7-C7B6-4899-B4C6-EB51B323A039.jpeg
    2C45F1C7-C7B6-4899-B4C6-EB51B323A039.jpeg
    364.8 KB · Views: 42
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Messages
290
Reaction score
179
Location
The Plains
Hardiness Zone
6/7
Country
United States
For that amount of pipe a couple of ideas come to mind to prevent frozen pipes. Heat trace tape covered with insulation or a large 5 sided box to house all that pipe and allow the warmth of the structure to prevent freezing.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top