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Toro Automatic Irrigation , Bundaberg.

Landscaping Secrets to Success … Automatic Irrigation in Bundaberg

Toro Automatic Irrigation system design by  Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions Bundaberg.

Water supply is becoming so critical in maintaining the health of a landscape and how quickly it begins to florish. In landscaping projects in and around bundaberg we have used a number of efficient methods to effectively deliver water to a landscape project .

1/    Drip irrigation using 4 litre per hour SNAP drippers at the base of each plant. The delivery of water avoids run off and avoids watering areas between plants that only induced weed growth.

2/   Micro spray irrigation… not as efficient however when water over the leaves is required . Is in effective when new foliage creates a watering shadow as plants mature and requires the water to saturate any mulch on the gorund before the root zone is watered.

3/  pop up irrigation systems, most widely used in lawns and when used with matched precipitation rates effectively delivers water to lawns..care must be taken not to overwater lawns causing runoff or watering too often. This can result in an inactive root system which is detrimental to the long term health of turfed areas. Stream strays on high pops can be effective where vandalism is an issues, keeping visual contact to a minimum

4/  drip in tube…required to be laid in regular patterns at 300-400mm rows to evenly deliver water to gardens & lawns without specifically targeting individual plants… the inclusion of rootguard (herbicide) to prevent root penetration into the tube is used under different brands. This type of watering is also used to disperse grey water in some situations.

This briefly covers the types of irrigation we have found to be most effective in landscapes around Bundaberg. For over 25 years we have been distributing TORO irrigation components to control the watering of a vast range of projects, from School sports ovals, the Unit developments, Bundaberg Port Marina(seafood processing) waste water disposal areas, Macdonalds sugarland and City Centre or Lakes Retirement Village with over 300 units and 15 controller, or your own private landscaping project.

Modern innovations.

Remote control of Toro irrigation controllers allows easy maintenance of the controllers from up to 80 metres away…  this is great when no one is home or the residence is locked up, even away on holidays, drive up the the property and check it out from the front seat of your car.

Moisture sensors and Rain sensors.

Ever been driving down the street in a thunderstorm and seen someones spriinklers watering the lawn… what a waste of water. Now these sensors will control the water and only deliver water when the moisture levels have reached preset levels. When next you look at your water rates bill and see how much water you have wasted, think about installing these water saving devices in your automatic irrigation system. The saving in excess water charges will quickly repay you investment.

Toro 570 series lawn sprinklers

Toro 570 series lawn sprinklers

Sprinkler layout:

Setting out a pop up irrigation system is critical to ensure as close as possible to 100 % coverage is achieved. Over spray onto gardens, paths and road ways must be avoided wherever possible to avoid potential waste in this area. Shapes of your gardens will create challenges when designing a system so some overspray may be unavoidable. In general terms spraying head to head is the best policy…. whether in triangular or square pattern the object is the same. Each sprinkler should spray to the base  of the next sprinklers. Care must also be taken to design the system to 80-90% of capacity to allow for variation in flow from time to time.

Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions in Bundaberg is located at the Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt. Perry Road in North Bundaberg. Bruce Moller is the Irrigation manager and is holder of a current Plumbing Lisc.. for Installation of Irrigation systems. Be certain you choose some one who is qualified to connect the irrigation system to your water supply with all  backflow prevention devices relative to the site in which it is being installed. Experience gained in over 35  years installing irrigation systems  from the team at Lifestyle Solutions Centre will provide our clients with a very low maintenance watering solution for their next project. You can go out an buy a few sprinklers and wack them into the ground and hope they work or call Bruce or Peter on 4155 5500 to help you design a system that will deliver a super efficient watering system for you. Cheap sprinklers will not provide you with an efficent or effective spray pattern and will infact cuase you to waste water. Send you questions to  Peter Moller @  contactus@earnit.com.au or check out the website on www.earnit.com.au to find out the best way of including a Toro automatic Irrigation system in your next project.

The Team at Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions also assist you in the design, costing and installation of  a system the effectively maintain the watering of your landscape project. The systems are simple to install if you have some knowledge of how to connect irrigation pipes & we are happy to show you how to connect the system and pitfalls you will need to avoid to be certain the system is installed correctly. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about your irrigation challenge. On going maintenance is also available to ensure your automatic irrigation systems continues to deliver the water as good as the day it was installed.

Toro irrigation provides commercial quality systems for use in residential irrigation system to efficiently deliver water to your landscape project. Check out the the complete range of Toro irrigation components on their website of call Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions in Bundaberg for  personal assistance with any challenge you may face..

bought to you by Peter Moller..Designer, Consultant and Project Supervisor at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road Nth Bundaberg

Lifestyle Solutions Centre, Bundaberg

Landscaping Secrets to Success …. Bundaberg landscaping Specialists.

Hi there…no doubt you’ve seen our new Landscaping Display Centre, so we just wanted to give an update about the progress at the Display centre in Bundaberg. This week we have been flat out, the weather is great, foggy mornings & great days… all the paver garden edges are now complete, the irrigation team have installed a TORO automatic pop up and drip irrigation systems for lawns and gardens. The lawn areas have been prepared and  Oz Tuff’s new “OZ tuff” green couch has been laid in one area and the other is Sir Walter – soft buffalo.  This will give clients an easy comparison of the two grasses and how they perform in identical conditions and maintenance. GB masonry supplied retaining wall blocks for use in  a wide range of retaining wall applications and garden terraces. Check out the photos I have taken for you. Call our office today on 4155 5500 in bundaberg for advise on everything landscaping.

Tomorrow we’ll be finishing the planting, mulching and then preparing the base for artificial turf… thats going to be great with so many people asking about this. So keep an eye on the blog and see how good it really is. The best thing about today… well it rained just after laying the turf.. how good is that ! Keep an eye out for the Artifical turf to be going down soon… and we’ve obtained the Services of Premier Sports and Leisure to install Tennis Courts and sports playing areas…. its a professional  job and we’ve got the best for you… keep watching

bought to you by Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions , 78 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg. written by Peter Moller