The clever way to manage water
Creating a beautiful garden is an exciting process. Not only will it add instant value to a home, it will also help to make every day more enjoyable. Of course, establishing the design is just the start. Once the plants are in, it needs to be ensured that they are cared for effectively. The easiest way to achieve this is with a Smart Irrigation system.
Smart Irrigation automates the work needed to maintain a healthy landscape, reducing effort for the homeowner.
With water scarcity increasing and prices rising, Smart Irrigation can save homeowners a lot of money.
Delivering the right amount of water at the right time, Smart Irrigation eliminates water waste.
Hydrozoning involves establishing separate areas within the landscape where plants are grouped together based on their water, soil and sun requirements. It simplifies the irrigation scheduling and ensures each plant is receiving the optimal amount of moisture, leading to a better landscape performance.
The perfect lawn height
Never cut more than 1/3 off the height of the lawn. Taller grass cools the soil, reduces evaporation and encourages deeper roots. When cutting grass, it’s recommended to mow outside of the heat of the day so the newly cut lawn won’t dry out.
Use more mulch
Just 5-10cm of mulch helps to substantially retain soil moisture, slows evaporation and protects roots from overheating. Mulch also reduces and even eliminates weeds that compete with landscape plants for moisture, nutrition and sunlight.
Inspect irrigation systems for leaks, broken or clogged sprinkler heads and other damaged components on a regular basis. A leaking system can waste as much as 20,000 litres of water each year. Regular maintenance can prevent unnecessary waste.
Little plants are big winners
Many people look to large plants and shrubs when planning their landscape. While super-sized plants create big impact, they also consume large quantities of water. If you go smaller, you’ll save big – not only in nursery costs, but also on your water bill.