Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Government, World Bank and other international organizations have decried the scarcity and inaccessibility of clean water for millions of the world’s inhabitants. The length and severity of droughts are not easy to predict, nor are other natural disasters that can reduce the supply of usable H2O. It stands to reason that we should be planning to create the renewable city, homeowners should incorporate water saving tips on a daily basis, including in our plots for plants, flowers and vegetables. In fact, the best way to show how to conserve water at home is in watering systems for gardens. Green irrigation is an effective way to limit wasteful consumption of water.
Waste Not, Want Not
Sometimes the simplest measures—those that seem almost effortless—have profound effects on usage. Of the most well-known water saving tips is scheduling: early morning irrigation is optimal. Overnight watering is poorly absorbed while mid-day applications evaporate too quickly. Another excellent way to conserve is installing a rain sensor. Who has not seen the uneconomical spraying of sprinklers while a downpour ensues? In addition, allowing grass to grow to a decent height before the next cutting will also lessen water usage, as will keeping the mower blade sharp. Moreover, the lawn benefits from combing the debris out, i.e. dethatching, from time to time, leaving less obstruction between water and roots. In the same way, puncturing small holes in the lawn makes way for air and moisture to infiltrate easier.
Best Sprinkler for Lawn Irrigation
After seeing that lawn and garden are prepared favorably toward efficient irrigation, the next step is to take inventory of the infrastructure. Are your irrigation supplies regulating flow and sufficiently targeting needy root systems? A Waterwise irrigation system departs from the old sprinkler formula of evenly distributing moisture over large swaths of lawn and garden. Instead, it gauges the moisture needs of specific plants and then applies water accordingly. The type of plant or grass, the soil profile, mulch and the rate of drainage are all factored in when creating a custom irrigation plan for your property. Regular maintenance and proper use of the controller will optimize the conservation potential of a Waterwise irrigation system. Adjusting for seasonal distribution and setting multiple start/stop times go a long way toward using only the water you need.
The Heart of Irrigation Infrastructure
Just as the human heart serves as a pump, so too does the pump act as the heart of your irrigation system. Onga pumps have proven to be effective regulators of pressure and flow. The internal components of these pumps are forged to provide greater precision, and encased to shield them from rust and deterioration. Also, the thermal overload protector prevents the major cause of system failure. The vacuum at the suction end of Onga pumps can lift a water column 25 feet or more, making them among the most powerful for residential use. In addition, Onga offers two-year warranties on its products. Since properties vary in size and topographical character, Onga produces a line of pumps to fit both need and budget. Your installer can present all the information needed regarding Onga pump prices.
Comprehensive Irrigation Service
A Waterwise system works on synergy: from the care and feeding of both lawn and garden to the hardware that best generates and distributes water, every variable works together to grow healthy flora and preserve water resources. You can have an attractive landscape while practicing good stewardship of the water supply. Waterwise makes it all possible.