Drip Irrigation Ideal For Adelaide’s Dry Conditions.
Inline drip irrigation is by far the most effective form of watering plants and can also be used to water your natural lawn too. Consisting of poly tube with in line drippers that allow a certain amount of water to drip out at a rate measured in litres per hour.
The two most popular sizes of poly tube used are 6mm, for small garden beds and lawns and 13mm, for larger garden beds and large instant lawn areas, with the in line drippers spaced each 150mm to 300mm emitting between 1.9L/Hour to 3L/Hour.
By installing drip irrigation Adelaide residents can reduce water usage by up to 60%. Drip irrigation systems can be installed throughout your garden, under mulch, bark or river pebbles in garden beds and even under instant lawns before they’re rolled out, placing water directly to the roots of plants, or your lawn, where it’s needed the most.
Often if the drip irrigation system is laid on sloping ground, or covers a large area, drip line with pressure regulating drippers will be used to make sure the whole area receives the same amount of water.
Drip line irrigation has undergone several advancements in recent times, with anti siphon devices built into the drippers to prevent ‘suck back’ and in most cases there doesn’t need to be some sort of filter and line flushing valve to keep the drip lines from ‘clogging’ up.
Poly drip line can be installed above the ground, usually under some ground covering bark chip if installed for garden beds, or below the surface as is the case for watering lawns.
Although there are many advantages of using drip line irrigation, the obvious one being no water waste, there are a few disadvantages associated with drip irrigation too, such as using fertilisers.
If you want to fertilise your plants or lawn during periods of no rain, watering by hand is required.
Drip Irrigation Tips:
To achieve the best results, making sure all of your plants receive the correct amount of water, read about the irrigation installers from Visual Landscape Gardening, who can customise a drip irrigation system designed for your specific plants and lawn, making sure they all get the right amount of water, especially during Adelaide’s hot, dry Summer months.
For more information about drip line irrigation, contact the landscapers Adelaide residents have trusted to water their gardens effectively for over 30 years.
If you’re considering laying instant lawn, discuss whether you’re better off having pop up sprinklers water your lawn in lieu of sub surface irrigation options. Both can be controlled automatically, which is ideal in case you forget, or for when you go on holiday during Summer.