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Healthy gardens and green lawns. Installing an automatic watering system will free up your valuable time to do other things. Automatic irrigation systems save water, particularly when using the new Smart Controllers which monitor the weather and rainfall.
Most levels of water restrictions allow for the continued use of drip irrigation systems in gardens. Depending upon the water restriction times, there can also be some use of lawn sprinklers if a smart irrigation controller is installed. As Smart Controllers can be accessed via the internet, it's easy to change sprinkler time schedules.
Automatic irrigation systems can be installed with a rain sensor, which shuts the system down until the rain sensor dries out.
Smart Controllers can also access weather data to reduce watering when wet weather is predicted.
Flower beds and lawns are watered at different times and with different methods. Our automated watering systems allow up to set up watering zones. Different zones can use different watering methods, ie drip irrigation in one zone, sprinklers in another. Different times can be set for different zones.
Extra sprays or drip irrigation lines can be added next to plants that require more water, so this can easily be fixed.
When you visit a property with an automatic watering system you will see lush green lawns and healthy plants. So this is likely make your property look more attractive. Having an automatic smart watering system is also a great selling point as your potential buyers will know the watering system will save them time and money.
Liquid Fertilisers can be incorporated into our automatic garden irrigation systems.
No. Lawns and gardens need to be watered for different durations. Low lying, native and moist areas need less water than dry, tropical or elevated areas. When we set up your irrigation system, we analyse your garden, the plants, the soil types and land topography. Our experienced irrigation installers will ensure all your plants get the optimum amount of water. Not too much, or too little. When we return to check your system after everything has settled down, we can also make adjustments if required.
Pop up sprays and sprinklers are used in lawn areas. Sprinklers, sprays and/or drip systems are used garden areas.
Our expert irrigation team will recommend the best options for your garden taking into account the plants growing, soil types and topography.
No. The irrigation system's Smart controllers have a back up battery and don’t need resetting.
If a smart irrigation controller is installed and connected to a smartphone, it will show everything on the phone.
The gardens won’t be disturbed if a drip system is installed, but if sprays are, a small trench may be required along the front of the gardens. In the case of the lawns, trenching will required.
Garden lighting can be installed at the same time, and it will definitely reduce costs.
Usually one to two days on a standard domestic front and back yard.
The larger the property, the more beneficial an automatic irrigation system would be. It would be difficult, time consuming, costly and inefficient to water large properties manually.
An annual or bi-annual inspection/service would keep the the system in optimal working order.
It would cost less, in total but Bunnings charge retail price and don’t offer on site or a personnel design service, leading to possible under design or wrong products in certain locations.
Power usage in minimal, if LED lighting used. Less than 10% of of traditional incandescent lighting, and for better results.
For best results, lighting to driveways, pathways, and dark areas around the house, for security and safety. Highlighting trees, special plants and general area lighting for a visually pleasing effect. Lighting can also small spaces look bigger
If it designed correctly and focused away from neighbours, it should not be a problem.
If it’s low voltage lighting, there is no danger. If it's 240 volt lighting, it should be installed deep underground and in orange electrical conduit, and controlled by a safety breaker, therefore making it totally safe.
Yes you can, provided it is designed and installed correctly and according to health and council regulations and requirements.
Ranging from $1,000 for a small front or backyard lawn or garden, to $5,000 for a full front and back gardens and lawns on a 1000 square metre suburban block.
If the system is designed correctly, no more is required. However, if not, more sprays or drip line can be added, provided that the water pressure and available flow are sufficient.
Not particularly, but a natural organic mulch that inhibit weed growth, allow the soil to breath, and one that will eventually break down into the soil, is recommended.
An Automatic watering system is not very expensive in the long term. Replacing dead plants can be very expensive. The time you need to spend watering your garden can be better spent enjoying time with family and friends. Holidays are no longer an issue during very dry weather. An automatic watering system also saves water and drip zones can be used during water restrictions.
The system comes with a 2 year warranty on the whole installation plus manufacturers (up 5 years on products) warranty.
System usually only leaks, if the pipes have been damaged, otherwise that's covered by the warranty.
We design our own irrigation systems.