• lawn pest control

    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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  • lawn maintenance

    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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Irrigation Systems

Keeping It Green With Irrigation Systems

The blazing summer sun and winter dryness found in some of the inland areas of South Africa can be extremely harsh, especially when it comes to gardens. With many inland gardens featuring non-native species which do not have the resistance to adverse weather conditions that native species boast, the installation of an irrigation system to ensure that the garden remains attractive year round is a must. Irrigation systems are available in a number of different varieties, including those that rely on human intervention for activation, and shutoff and automatic irrigation systems which feature either a computerised timer or a manual timer.

Many people do not realise that their garden is in fact a miniature ecosystem, inputs and outputs need to be balanced in order for the flora to thrive in this environment. Unfortunately the inherently artificial nature of the garden means that every now and then it requires some human intervention to keep things ticking over nicely. Irrigation systems are part of this human intervention and the type of irrigation system that you choose to install is dependant on the type of plants you have in the garden, as well as the size of the garden and the prevailing climatic conditions.

For smaller gardens irrigations systems are available for installation as a do it yourself project. Even the most inexperienced gardener will be able to set up an irrigation system that provides water to all zones of the garden. By making use of a manual system that relies on the turn of a tap to activate the irrigation system the component parts are simplifies and installation should not be too challenging. The irrigation systems that are available on the market today consist of valves and sprinklers. Each valve controls water flow to one zone of the garden and the gardener can choose which zones receive water at a specific time. This is especially useful when the home is doubling as a business premises. During business hours the zone covering walkways and entrance areas remains closed and is only activated after business hours have passed.

The attractiveness of automatic irrigation systems is that they can be programmed to supply water to specific areas of the garden at specific times of the year and during specific hours of the day. These automatic irrigation systems can lead to massive water savings when compared to manual watering using the traditional hose and are superior as far as water consumption is concerned to the manual irrigation systems.

South Africa is known as a water poor nation, if you are considering the installation of any of the many types of irrigation systems available on the SA market perhaps it would be an environmentally sound option to talk to someone at LawnSafe to make sure that your garden is going to get the correct amount of water, while protecting the South African environment.