Are you experiencing unusually high water bills? Brown spots or puddling in your lawn? Maybe some wilting plants as well? It could be a sign of improper watering.Plants can be sensitive and require very specific conditions to thrive. Especially in the arid and unforgiving climate of Perth, too much or too little water can be very detrimental resulting in an unhealthy garden. Installing a reticulation system is an effective and efficient solution to manage watering the plants in your yard whilst also keeping your water bill down. Here are few tips to improve the efficiency of your Perth reticulation system.
Increased Frequency Over Shorter Periods
Applying too much water for a single session often results in wastage as the soil is unable to absorb all of it in that period of time. Instead of watering for one long session, consider breaking it up into multiple shorter sessions with brief periods of rest in between. This allows the water enough time to soak into the soil, minimizing runoff and saving you on unnecessary water bills.
When you water is also an important factor to consider. The best time to water the plants is early in the morning between 6am and 9am as it allows the water to soak into the soil. Watering in the afternoon is not recommended as the heat from the sun will evaporate the water from the surface of the soil before it has a chance to reach the roots. Similarly, watering in the evening may encourage fungal growth as the water is likely to sit on the leaves throughout the night.
DIfferent kinds of plants have different watering requirements. If your garden is teeming with various species of plants, it is likely to benefit from zoning. Separating and grouping plants based on their watering needs will allow for increased efficiency during watering and also avoid the problem of over or under watering, saving you money and water in the long run.
When thinking about reticulation and irrigation systems, the thing that comes to mind are sprinklers. But sprinklers are not necessarily the most efficient means of ensuring a well watered garden. Flower beds and vegetable patches will benefit from an automated drip line irrigation system. With a drip line system, water is applied directly to the roots in slow steady drips, reducing water wastage and avoiding the problem of evaporation.
Luke’s Landscaping and Irrigation Services provide reticulation installation, repairs and service to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your system. We provide retic Perth services across Western Australia from Mandurah to Joondalup. Our highly skilled tradesmen are equipped with expert knowledge and are ready to help you improve the efficiency of your reticulation system, saving you money and water in the long run. We will assess the situation thoroughly and offer relevant advice and solutions to make your reticulation system work for you. Contact us now at 0424 133 960 to speak to one of our team members about reticulation services.