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    100% Green Guarantee

    At Lawnsafe we will ensure that your lawn is in a perfect condition – whatever the weather. All you need to do it make sure that you water and mow your lawn correctly.
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    Common Problems

    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Garden Irrigation Systems

Beat The Summer Heat With Garden Irrigation Systems

The South African summers can be extremely hard on domestic gardens. Many of the plants that can today be found in the average South African garden are not native to the country and have less resistance to the searing temperatures that characterise summer in both coastal areas and in the interior of the country. For this reason many South African gardeners have chosen to install garden irrigation systems. Irrigation systems make the task of garden upkeep that much easier, freeing up the gardener to concentrate on other essential tasks such as weeding, planting and fertiliser spreading.

The care of suburban gardens relies to a large extent on the amount of water that is provided to make the most of the growing season for various types of flora that are planted. By using garden irrigation systems the gardener can effectively extend the growing season by providing water in the correct concentrations and at the correct times of day. Automated irrigation systems can also be programmed to take into account the seasons and the rainfall patterns of various parts of the country. Inland areas which boast a summer rainfall pattern will not require as much water during the summer months, while gardens in coastal areas will require additional watering during the months of summer when very little rain falls.

The automated garden irrigation systems rely on the same network of valves and sprinklers as the manual systems. The difference is that a manual system relies on the intervention of the gardener to switch the system on and off by turning a tap, while the automated systems are programmed to switch on and off automatically. The manual systems do have their drawbacks in that if a home owner leaves on holiday they will either have to leave the garden without water or rely on costly garden service to activate and deactivate the system.

The automated garden irrigation systems feature a controller which will supply water to different zones of the garden depending on preset parameters. This is especially useful when used at a business premises when watering entrance areas during business hours is not desirable. The automated irrigation systems also do not use as much water as the manual systems and this can lead to significant savings on water costs. These systems are also more environmentally friendly as they use less water than the manual systems.

When installing garden irrigation systems always make sure that the system that you purchase is suited to both the size of your garden and the types of plants and lawn that you have planted. If you are in doubt then consult with experts like those at LawnSafe and get some savvy advice to make sure that your garden looks its best, irrespective of climatic conditions.