It's one of those things that comes every year, and yet, I get the feeling for most of us, it can sneak up:  Getting our sprinklers blown out.  Have you noticed how hard it is to get it done?

Fortunately, I was able to get mine done, but I realized in calling three, four, and five different landscaping companies, that perhaps the most popular people in the Treasure Valley this time of year are blow out crews.

The first four places I called had already booked all of their appointments for the season, and I started my calls about a month ago.  It seemed (at least in my experience) that things filled up sooner this year.

I haven't used the companies with the neighborhood signs yet.  I tend to try to use companies I have at least heard of or have a website, but my neighbor swears by just using one of those "mom and pop" corner signs.  It's definitely cheaper.

So what about you?  Have you gotten it done already?  Are you struggling to figure out an option for this year?  When do you book your service typically?