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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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Home Irrigation Systems

Keep Your Garden Looking Great With Home Irrigation Systems

As summer draws ever closer avid gardeners will be looking over their lawns and flowers and wondering about not only what new varieties to plant during the coming season, but also how to keep both lawns and ornamental plants looking great during the peak summer temperatures. Many of these avid gardeners will choose to install home irrigation systems to make the task of caring for their lawns and plats that much easier. These irrigation systems are available as either manual or automated systems and each is suitable for use in both the smaller garden, as found in townhouse complexes or for use in larger suburban houses.

Both manual and automated home irrigation systems are available as do it yourself kits, however those avid gardeners who have larger gardens might want to bring in irrigation specialists in order to ensure that the many different types of flora in their gardens receive the correct amount of moisture, which is especially important during the summer months when heat can adversely affect even the most hardy of native flora. The climatic conditions prevalent during summer can also have extremely detrimental effects on lawns, even if they are planted with hardy strains of lawn native to Southern Africa.

The manual home irrigation system consists of a number of sprinklers and valves that supply water to various zones of the garden. Activation of the system is as simple as attaching the pipe system to a tap and turning it on. The system is then deactivated by turning the tap off. The automated home sprinkler system also consists of sprinklers and valves but a programmable controller is added to ensure that the system supplies water to the various zones of the garden at preset times during the day and for a preset period.

The automated home irrigation system uses less water than the manual system which can lead to significant savings in terms of the household water bill. Automated home irrigation systems can also be preset to take into account prevailing climatic conditions, supplying less water to the garden during high rainfall conditions and more during the drier months of the year. Some types of automated home irrigations systems can be fitted with a rain sensor that will automatically turn off the irrigation system when rain is falling, increasing the efficiency of the system and further reducing water bills.

If you choose to install one of the many automated home irrigation systems that is available to consumers in South Africa then it would be prudent to consult with experts in the manufacture and installation of these systems. Professionals from companies like LawnSafe can make sure that your home irrigation system delivers the right amount of water at the right times, ensuring that your garden always looks its best.