Understanding a Customised Sprinkler System

sprinkler watering the grassTo keep your lawn lush and beautiful without the need to hand water or change manual sprinklers, installing reticulation is a great idea. With reticulation, there isn’t a one size fits all solution. Designing a customised sprinkler system to the size, shape and water needs of your lawn is best.

When designing a customised sprinkler system for your garden or property, there are many factors to consider with first and foremast ensuring your garden will be watered in the most efficient way.

Read below to learn more about understanding a customised sprinkler system including:  

  • Determining the number of sprinkler heads a customised sprinkler system needs.
  • Determining the number of valves a customised sprinkler system needs.
  • Determining the amount of water your lawn needs after installing a sprinkler system.

Determining the number of sprinkler heads a customised sprinkler system needs

When calculating the number of sprinkler heads a customised sprinkler system needs, optimum coverage is priority. Spacing sprinkler heads to ensure the water sprayed from one head reaches adjacent heads will ensure that water is spread evenly resulting in less chance of dry patches and less water needed to achieve green and healthy lawn.

Calculating the number of valves a customised sprinkler system needs

automatic irrigation systemThe number of valves required for a customised sprinkler system is determined by water flow. That is, the amount of water that is available to use at any one time which is normally calculated in ‘litres per minute’. The specific amount of water each sprinkler head uses and your water flow decides how many sprinkler heads can be connected to each valve and therefore how many valves a sprinkler system needs.

Determining the amount of water your lawn needs after installing a sprinkler system

The deciding factors when determining the amount of water your lawn will need depends on several factors. Your climate is a large factor as hotter climates will require more water than cooler climates. The type of grass and condition of the soil will also determine the amount of water needed. To further reduce water usage and minimise water runoff, it is recommended to water for shorter periods more often rather than for longer periods, less often.

WA Reticulation Supplies for all your sprinkler system and water related gardening needs

Automatic sprinklers for watering grassWA Reticulation Supplies is a Waterwise Garden Design shop which means we are trained to help you create sprinkler system design for your lawn or garden by assessing water efficiency and making recommendations to reduce your water use. We will provide all the answers to your questions about Waterwise irrigation design whether starting from scratch or replacing an existing system.

The team pride themselves on offering excellent customer service. We are proud to be a trusted part of our local community.

Drop in and speak to the team at 4/277 Albany Highway, Armadale or 3/12 Lloyd Street in Midland or call the team for expert advice on (08) 9399 9399 or (08) 9274 5500.

Reference: Rain Bird