Whether you need a new system built and cut into scheme water or you want a water bore system. For a large cutting edge landscaping or a small pot plant courtyard. Allwest Reticulation has years of experience and proven quality in Perth reticulation installations to provide you with the best possible solutions!
Lawn Sprinkler Types – Good, Better, Best-est
For low water pressure or medium sized lawn areas, MP Rotators are one of the most efficient forms of reticulation, with low precipitation rates. For large lawn areas, get your golf course on with gear drives, efficient, sturdy and reliable. For average pressures and small to medium areas, Precision series heads are very effective and highly recommended. Then there are the old-fashioned pop-ups with standard spray for small to medium areas with good pressure.
Don’t let anyone put LD poly into your lawn area – make sure it is PVC or Blue/Red/Green Line! Also… The pop-ups need to be at least 80mm unless restricted in depth by concrete or gravel.
Controllers – More Than Just a Personality Type…
There are many good solutions here, and some bad ones – but we don’t deal in those. We want reliable and easy to use. You can go for the usual suspects in the 6,8,9 station ranges, then up to 12 in the next line of technology. There are controllers that will read and alert you to amperage anomalies and there are ones that just blow the fuse in the old fashioned way. If your garden has more than 9 stations, you can always use modulars. And last but not least there are controllers that will hook into your WIFI and you can operate them from your smart phone from anywhere in the world. They can talk to local weather stations and adjust their watering behaviour accordingly. And if you’re big into micro-management (or delegating it) you can put in a flow meter. You can then attach it to the controller and have it alert you (or us) in the case of a watering peculiarity coming up. They read such problems as broken lines or sprinklers causing more water to flow through on that station than normal.
Garden Bed Sprinklers – The Best Ways to Wet The Bed
For big spacious areas, you can do general overspray, not dissimilar to the lawn sprinklers. I’ve put a photo of the functional monstrosity that is the impact sprinkler because it is iconic and even though rarely used, should be on the page even if only for the sake of sentiment. We are out of the lawns and your not under paths, so we can use LD Poly, it’s flexible and easy to work with.
Spectrums win here most of the time, they are movable, you can turn them off, and they allow a healthy flow of water through them so they don’t tend to mist as easily as micro jets. They are not all created equal though, some brands are definitively better than others and by quite a margin ie. they get blocked by air and the heads blow off, buyer beware. Micro jets are the classic solution in Perth, and they do a good job in some areas, particularly side strips, I love them for those. Drip line is still a thing, and the maintenance nightmare that they are in the lawn is not so much a problem in the garden beds. Drip line is generally good for the household that has not been blessed with good pressure.
Pipe Line – Put Water in it
There is poly for the garden bed, pvc for the lawns and mainlines, Blue/Red and Green poly for irrigation mainlines, station lines and bore pumps and they all come in every different size. There are several different factors in deciding including terrain, pressure and flow. We will decide when we see the site or site map.
Water Supply – From Below Ground or From the Sky
Some houses have smaller gardens and will never financially recuperate the expense of a bore pump and to them I say, cut into the scheme water, unless you are willing to spend the money ecologically so as not to be a drain on the scheme water system. Make sure a savy licenced plumber does this, my favourite story to date was the reticulation guy who cut into the hot water pipes. To the rest of Perths medium and large garden irrigation prospectors, consider a bore.
The price varies depending on depth and ground water type but it is worth while to consider as the garden can use 50% of your houses water consumption. One of my customers measured it out to closer to 95% – he was particularly waterwise in the home. You can do some quick math with that – for example, a house with 35 liters per minute, 4 grass stations at 10 minutes and 3 garden bed stations at the same will use 2800 liters per cycle, twice a week, so 5600 liters per week or 67,300 liters in 3 months of full use.
There are so many types of pumps and screens and constructions, that we should discuss on site. But you can admire the beauty below for now:
Contact us and we will come out, have a look at your house and once we know what you want, we will tailor make your system for you. Our pricing is competitive. Our systems are well built and durable, you won’t need the 12-month warranty we supply… And as a bonus, we’re friendly! Call Allwest now!