Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the land or soil. It is used to assist in the maintenance of landscapes, and revegetation of disturbed soils in dry areas and during periods of inadequate rainfall. Designing an efficient irrigation system is important.
Installing an Irrigation System
Superscapes can design the irrigation system for you. Some systems are small, be that an indoor feature of commercial premises, or residential automated irrigation such as gardens and retirement complexes. As Auckland is vulnerable to a drought that could have severe implications, it’s important to have an efficient irrigation system that conserves water as well as preserves the life of your plants and lawn.
Home Sprinkler Systems
An automatic sprinkler system for your home is a very worthwhile investment. It will help maintain a healthy beautiful garden which you can enjoy with your friends and family, and, it’s the best way to help conserve water, as over watering is not possible. It is a very low-cost way of keeping your plants healthy. It is important to remember though that home irrigation systems need to be designed by a professional in order to operate at maximum efficiency.
Large-scale Irrigation Controllers
The controller can also be programmed to switch on the water at night in order to minimise water loss, and who gets wet. It also can be set to switch on different areas at different times, This can even-out the water demand, so mains pressure is not put under stress.Rain sensors can also be installed as part of the system, the controller can be programmed to stop irrigation or miss a cycle completely.
Irrigation systems are divided into areas or zones. In practice, a zone is a single irrigation valve and from that goes a pipe to sprinklers or a set of drip lines. Most small residential irrigation systems have just one zone, but a larger house can have more zones depending on requirements or restrictions. Commercial systems can have a dozen or more zones. Water is usually shifted about with pipes and hoses. Typically pipes are ‘in-ground’ which means they are buried out of sight, protected from damage.
Sprinklers and Drip Lines
These ‘in-ground’ sprinklers have internal pistons so when no water is being used the heads are at ground level, this way no one falls over them and lawnmower travel harmlessly over them.When water pressure is applied, the piston expands and the sprinkler head emerges for use.
A sprinkler delivers water through the air and is used when a larger area needs to be watered such as grass or a large bed of flowers. Best not to use on a windy day though as the water may be blown onto passers-by.
Drip lines are used by placing the hose along the ground, if possible then covered with mulch for aesthetic reasons. The cost per plant is higher, but there are no spray or drift problems, and water wastage is much lower.
Irrigation System Designs
When we design a system we will work with you to make sure the beauty of the area we are looking to enhance is not compromised. Discrete drip lines and sprinkler systems installed with the minimum of fuss.
We use only the best materials to ensure that the watering systems we install will last a long time and are aesthetically pleasing.
Why use Superscapes?
We are a very experienced team of irrigation system installers and are more than happy to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
We will do a full survey of your land to examine soil conditions, water sources and planting materials and discuss a plan for installation. Before we begin you’ll be presented with an estimate detailing the total price including materials and installation, along with a full explanation.
We’ll leave your premises clean and tidy and show you how to get the most from your new sprinkler system.