Let’s face it, our weather here in Perth is tough on plants during the hottest parts of the year. Water rationing doesn’t help, and it’s extremely hard to set up and maintain a rainwater collection system that can store a sufficient volume of water. This is why it’s important to make the best use of the water that we receive for our gardens. If you want to cover your entire garden efficiently, a reticulation installation is necessary. In this article, we will take a closer look at how you can use reticulation in your garden.
What is Reticulation?
The layman’s term for reticulation is a sprinkler system; it’s a series of water delivery pipes linked to a timing system, and the water is delivered with efficient spray heads. This is an ideal way to make the most use of your water, the watering coverage is maximised, and the water is used as efficiently as possible. Installing a reticulation system may seem simple, but there are quite a few factors to consider for success. The reticulation installation needs to be carefully tailored to meet the needs of the garden. Many homes have different plants and layouts that can affect how effective the reticulation system will be in that garden. A landscaping expert can evaluate the needs of the garden and help you to design a reticulation system that will meet your needs.
4 Key Reticulation Factors
There are four key factors that you need to bear in mind when planning, choosing, and installing a reticulation system for your home.
- The Controller
This is the brain of your reticulation system, and it may also be known as the management system. This is a timer that can be set to control when your garden is watered and how long the water will last. This is essential to stay within the strict watering periods allowed during the hotter months of the year.
- The Master Isolation Valve
This valve allows the user to isolate the reticulation system from the mains water supply as needed. This can be achieved via an electronic or manual operation, and it’s an essential part of the system. The master isolation valve will ensure that none of the water supplied for reticulation can be returned later to the main water supply.
- The Solenoids
These are in-line water valves installed in the water delivery pipes. They allow water to flow through the pipe, but they can open and close according to instructions received from the controller.
- Piping Materials
The piping materials that you use in your reticulation system will pay a large part in how successful your watering efforts will be. There are two main materials used in the construction of reticulation pipes; they are polyurethane and PVC. The polyurethane pipes are typically used only in the actual garden beds. The PVC pipes are used under lawns and for the main water delivery lines.
If you’re interested in Perth Reticulation Services for your garden, get in touch with Luke’s Landscaping today.