If your looking to install an automatic sprinkler system at your Pretoria home but still unsure, we have some benefits that can help sway your decision. For many Gauteng homeowners, a well kept lawn gives you a sense of pride. Whether your growing vegetables in the garden or just enjoy having a well maintained yard to showcase, an automatic sprinkler system can help you to achieve your landscape goals.
To understand the benefits of installing an automatic sprinkler system we provided this list of sprinkler system assets.
Rotor sprinkler have been around since the 1980′s and are common on Golf course and large scale irrigation. Rotors can shoot water from 5 meters to over 30 meters. If the space permits, rotors are usually the go-to solution for irrigating large grassy areas. Rotors can be set to apply water at lower pressure rates and thus are a great way to cover a large area at a low cost.
Automatic weather sensors are an essential part of any automatic irrigation system. These sensors can adapt to your local weather conditions and react accordingly. Weather irrigation sensors can predict rain and heat conditions and will create an optimal schedule for your automatic system to adhere to. Although, when water restrictions are set these sensors do not apply, as they can not predict local watering laws.
Automatic Sprinkler System Controllers
Sprinkler controllers are the brains of the entire sprinkler system. Controllers are programmed to automate watering zones and times, this is common in most systems. Newer controllers can have more zones programmed and have solar prediction capabilities. Having a good controller is a must in any automatic sprinkler system.
Sprinkler Sprays and Nozzles
Pop up sprays are the most common sprinkler installed when you have an automatic system. The spray can reach from 1 to 4 meters and diameter. Sprays come in all shapes and sizes, but typically use a nozzle and a body. Choosing the right nozzle and body are dependent on your landscape area, soil, and plats to be watered.
Valves act as the viens and heart of the automatic system. Sprinkler valves open and close to allow the flow of water to reach the rotors and sprays. Without sprinkler valves, an automatic sprinkler system would not be able to operate correctly.
Landscaping in Pretoria offer irrigation services in the Pretoria and Gauteng area with quality automatic sprinkler system installations and maintenance.
To receive a free quote on our products and services please contact us today at 087 550 3923. Our experienced automatic sprinkler installers will answer any of your questions.
Whether you’re buying instant turf from a lawn supplier or growing from seeds, it’s important you know which season is the right one to plant new lawn in, in order to give it the best chance of establishing itself. The best season will depend on your local climate and the type of grass you’re using.
Generally considered the best time to plant new lawn, spring offers plenty of moisture without being too hot, thereby encouraging deep root growth that will help the grass survive in the dry summer. If you live in a climate where spring is still cold and subject to frost, it’s advisable to wait until later in the season or even until early summer.
The beginning of summer can be a productive time to grow new grass, as long as the days are not too hot and you make sure your lawn receives all the water it requires. New lawns may need watering up to four times a day to beat the heat stress during the crucial first two weeks of planting.
Even as other plants become dormant, most lawns continue their growing cycle during the autumn. With temperatures and rainfall comparable to the spring, you could still establish a successful lawn before winter arrives.
In most climates around South Africa, it’s recommended to wait until the spring.
Make sure your lawn is getting all the nutrient it needs by carrying out essential repairs before summer arrives, including adding a layer of top dressing. At Landscaping in Pretoria, we are big believers in using top dressing. Let’s find out why.
Top dressing adds a thin layer of organic, nutrient-rich soil to targeted areas of your lawn, which will encourage the growth of new shoots, improve drainage and produce a denser lawn during the summer that will be more resistant to weeds and other infestations.
There are different varieties of top dressing available, depending on the type of soil you have in your yard. One two kilogram should be more than enough to cover one square metre of lawn.
Top dressing should only be applied when you notice parts of your lawn looking unhealthy or sparse. It should not be part of your regular lawn maintenance as this can lead to thatching and weed growth..
Repairing the Lawn
If your lawn is damaged or not level, top dressing can be strategically added to balance out the lawn surface. For deeper holes, you should only add up to 12mm of top dressing at once, adding more once the lawn has had a chance to regrow.
Lawn repairs should ideally be carried out in the early spring, when the lawn is no longer dormant but before the fast growth period begins. Top dressing should be applied one to two weeks after fertilising the lawn.
Your lawn is one of the first things anyone notices about your home. A beautiful lawn with lush green grass will make a great first impressions when entertaining friends and family.
Get your lawn in perfect condition with our LM, evergreen or kikuyu instant lawn. We deliver and install instant lawn in the Pretoria East, and greater Pretoria area.
Our Pretoria instant lawn experts will do a thorough analysis of your current lawn to ensure we supply the correct product. We will use top fertilizers to increase the soil quality, and will also ensure that you have a outdoor living area that is water efficient.
Your backyard will be perfectly balanced eco system ensuring a lush green carpet of grass all year round.
Contact us today on 087 550 3923 for a competitive instant lawn quote.