• 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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Lawn Irrigation Systems

Ensuring A Beautiful Garden With Lawn Irrigation Systems

For many people their gardens are not only a source of pride, but also a source of relaxation and a way to pass the time in a constructive manner. Every weekend all over South Africa avid gardeners can be seen at nurseries all over the country making purchases aimed at improving the aesthetic qualities of their gardens. One of the focal points of any garden is the lawn, a beautiful lawn is the centrepiece of any garden and lawn care can be a science in itself.

Lawn irrigation systems are essential components in the ongoing job of keeping a garden attractive. The installation of irrigation systems is especially important in the dryer parts of South Africa and can play its part in maintaining both the ecosystem of the garden and making sure that every drop of water that is used for lawn maintenance is well used, an especially important consideration in South Africa with its poor water resources.

Lawn irrigation systems are available in variants that allow the gardener pinpoint control over the amount of moisture that reaches each zone of the garden. The lawn irrigation systems can be divided into two main types; those relying on manual adjustment to deliver water to the different zones of the lawn / garden and those that are automatically controlled to achieve the same result. The manual lawn irrigation system consists of a number of valves and sprinklers. When a particular valve is turned it allows water to flow to a particular lawn zone serviced by a number of sprinklers.

Automatically controlled lawn irrigation systems also rely on a number of valves and sprinklers to deliver water to various zones in the garden. The addition of a computerised controller makes the task of watering the garden easier as it can be programmed to direct water to zones at specific times and for specific periods.

The controller can also be adjusted to make allowance for seasonal variation in rainfall. By using an automated lawn irrigation system the home owner is assured that water reaches each zone of the garden irrespective of climatic conditions.

The use of either manual or automated irrigation systems takes much of the drudgery out of lawn maintenance. Gone are the days of repositioning sprinklers to ensure that each zone of the garden receives adequate water. The use of lawn irrigation systems reduces the burden on the avid gardener, providing more time to other gardening tasks such as the spread of fertiliser and dealing with weeds.

If you want to ensure that your garden lawn looks good year round then a consultation with a company specialising in lawn care is recommended. Companies like LawnSafe can provide valuable information on how to keep your garden in tip top shape.