Read more about Garden Irrigation:
- How to choose?
- Do I save money?
- Water Usage
- Manual vs Automatic
- Do I need it?
- Different Systems
How do I know what type of system is best for me?
It is always best to work with a professional irrigation contractor
who is knowledgeable about such factors as water source and pressure,
soil type, planting materials and weather conditions.
Can I save money by installing my own system?
No! In fact it could cost you more money in the long run.
How much will a good system cost?
The cost of a system will vary depending upon many factors
such as the property size, type of landscaping and special
Will an automatic irrigation system use more water than I am currently using?
No. In fact, it will conserve water. You'll never have to
worry about runoff from over watering or wasting water when
you forget to turn off the hose.
Does having an irrigation system really save time?
Yes. You won't have to spend another minute of your valuable
leisure time watering the lawn, flowers or plants.
Your new automatic system will even do all the watering for
you when you are away from home on that much needed holiday.
Will an automatic irrigation system water as well as I can by hand?
It will do a much better job because a professionally designed
system will deliver exactly the right amount of water to
individual lawn and garden areas.
I generally get 100 or more millimetres of rain a year. Do I really need a irrigation system?
If it rained at your house every three days, the exact amount
each time - you probably wouldn't need an irrigation system.
But nature doesn't work that way, and the only way to ensure
healthy lush growth is to make sure your lawn, plants and flowers
receive a regularly timed, evenly measured amount of water.
In the dry season, when there is little or no rain, your garden
can suffer damage after just a few days without water.
Are there different systems from which to choose?
Although every system should be tailored to meet your individual
needs, a typical system will comprise; a controller (the brains
of the system), valves (which open and close to release the stop
and flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which
actually distribute the water to a given area).