5 Water-Saving Tips For Your Irrigation

Quality irrigation doesn’t have to burn a hole in your back pocket or waste water. An efficient irrigation system will use the minimum amount of water it needs.

However, not everyone is in a position to change their irrigation system. To maximise the efficiency of your existing irrigation system, follow these tips.

Create Sections In Your Garden

Not every part of your garden needs the same amount of water! Divide your garden into separate sections; parts that need a little water and parts that need a lot (i.e. turf vs shrubs). Have your irrigation set up so each part of your garden is receiving the perfect amount of water.

Avoid Run-Off

You need to make sure your irrigation isn’t watering too much at once. This causes excess water runoff which your garden doesn’t get to absorb. Solutions include installing a drip irrigation system or setting your sprinkler irrigation system to water in shorter periods more often.

Don't Waste It

It might sound simple, but if it doesn’t grow don’t water it! Too many irrigation systems get installed incorrectly resulting in water wastage. Make sure the water from your sprinkler is reaching your garden and not the roads or footpaths.

Keep It Cool

Watering during cooler times of the day will stop water from evaporating before your soil gets a chance to absorb it. 5am to 10am is probably the best time of day, as watering at night can make your garden prone to pests and diseases.