Pop up Sprinklers & Drip Line Irrigation Systems Installed For Watering Adelaide Lawns & Plants.
When landscaping adelaide gardens, Visual Landscape Gardening consider all aspects involved with every project, so we can advise our clients with any consequences they may face in the future. Before laying natural lawn or planting out a raised garden bed, it’s worth considering how they will be watered.
There are 2 options to consider. By far the most common approach to watering Adelaide lawns is using pop up sprinklers and for garden beds with flowers or shrubs, sub surface drip line irrigation is chosen. Yes, you can have drip irrigation systems installed under your natural turf and you can have sprinklers spraying your plants from above, but these can cause issues, with little benefit as you’ll discover by reading further.
Drip Line Irrigation Systems
The price of water has dramatically in recent years and there’s a big lesson we’ve learnt from the draught Adelaide experienced not too long ago and that’s we have to use water wisely. Sprinklers on a hose waste a lot of water, are time consuming, when you remember to turn them on or change their position to cover all your lawn or planted garden beds, but worse of all generally don’t get the water where it’s needed the most, deep down to the root system. Windy days are no good for many fine sprinklers and you end up watering your concrete paths instead. The solution is having a drip line irrigation system installed, topped with pebbles or heavy bark to avoid surface evaporation. Primarily used for watering plants and flowers, the system won’t damage delicate flowers and is a very cost effective solution. Although it can be used under lawn, it’s not favoured because if there’s an issue with a section, the first sign is generally dead patches in your turf, that needs to be dug up to repair.
Drip Line Irrigation
Netafim pressure compensating sub-surface drip lines get the water where it’s needed, to the roots very effectively. There’s no over-spray or surface evaporation.
River pebbles or large bark chip is usually laid on top after installation to keep moisture in.
Drip Line Irrigation Installers
Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed drip line irrigation installers Adelaide residents have trusted for over 30 years to keep their planted garden beds watered correctly. Alby will be more than happy to discuss your needs and can advise what plants are suitable for the area too.
Pop Up Lawn Sprinklers Installed Across Adelaide
Pop up sprinklers are used to water lawns using heavy water droplets that soak in. Full circle, half-circle and quarter-circle heads are used for full coverage and to get the water where it’s needed and not where it’s not. Set up by Visual Landscape Gardening, who are licensed to install pop up sprinklers, you’re going to get the best advise, products and installation to make sure all areas of your natural lawn is watered with the right amount of water from day 1.
For those people looking at having instant lawn laid across Adelaide, installing an irrigation system at the time will save you money and your natural grass.
Pop Up Lawn Sprinklers
More commonly installed to water natural turfs, pop up sprinkler heads can be controlled to limit over-spray, angled low to minimise wind effects and water with heavy droplets to increase sub surface soakage, just like natural rain does. Commercial grade, not hardware shop components are used to minimise the chance of leaks!
Pop Up Lawn Sprinkler Installers
Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed installers of pop up sprinkler systems and with over 30 years experience, your lawn will get the right amount of water, evenly over the area with minimal over-spray.
Automatic Irrigation Systems & Timers
Having to water your lawn, plants and flower beds is a chore for many and who has the time, when we remember! Tap timers have come along way to making semi-automation possible and are great for single lines and small areas. Running on batteries, that need to be checked regularly, it’s ideal for those on a tighter irrigation budget.
Fully integrated mains powered irrigation systems can turn on and off solenoid valves controlling multiple lines. With battery back up in the case of a power cut, your settings are maintained, so your lawn and plants will be taken care of during Summer, even if you’re on holiday.
Automatic Irrigation Timers
240 mains powered automatic timers with battery backup control solenoid valves ensuring your natural turf or plants get the right amount of water at the best time of the day, on the days they need it.
Inline Tap Timers
Battery inline tap timers are a budget alternative that can handle smaller garden bed watering needs. Checking the timer is still working and has fresh batteries is recommended before going on holiday during Summer.
When landscaping Adelaide gardens, the best outcomes are achieved by listening to the wishes of our clients. Budget is always a consideration, so it’s important to understand what each person wants from a lifestyle perspective once the garden has been landscaped.
When looking at what watering system will work best, not only making sure the lawn or plants have the right amount of water, making sure they actually get watered is important too. This is why automatic irrigation systems adelaide residents have us install are so popular. Whether the cheaper battery timer tap option, ideal if there’s just one line, or a more complex multiple line system with control pad hard wired that allows for different plants to be watered with different amounts of water, or when there’s not enough pressure to water a large lawn all at once.
With over 30 years experience Visual Landscape Gardening’s team of irrigation installers will ensure your plants watering needs are met, keeping in mind your lifestyle too. Low maintenance landscaping of Adelaide gardens is at the core of every landscape design, so whether your budget extends to a fully automated system or semi-automatic such as using tap timers, we have your and your plants needs covered.
Recent Irrigation Articles
If you would like to read more about watering your lawn or garden beds, take a look at some of the recent articles we have on irrigating.
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