When is the best time to water my garden?
The best time is generally in the morning and evening, especially during summer. Watering in the evening has the advantage of keeping the soil damper for longer. The early morning is generally good because the light and warmth of day improve the absorption of nutritional elements in the soil. Watering should be avoided during the hottest hours of the day; the shock caused by the low temperature of the water can affect a plant's health and most of the water will evaporate before it reaches the roots.
What is water pressure and how do you measure it?
Imagine if all of the water was contained in the system was in the form of a column; the “weight” exerted at the base of the column would be the pressure. Pressure is measured in BAR and can be defined as both “static” and “dynamic”. Dynamic pressure will always be lower than static pressure, this is due to the flow resistance caused by friction within the hose pipe: the longer and narrower the hose, the higher the flow resistance will be. It is best to know the dynamic pressure of your water system, as you will need to know whether it is sufficient to ensure the proper operation of your watering system.
What is water flow and how can I measure it?
Water flow is the measurement of the quantity of water passing through a hose in a given amount of time; it can be measured in either litres per minute (l/m) or per hour (l/h). Measuring the flow of your system is simple: all you need is a watch and a container such as a tank with a known capacity. You can then measure the flow of water in l/m or l/h by timing how long the tank takes to fill up and doing a simple calculation. For example a 10 litre tank filling up in 5 seconds would be 2 l/s or 120 l/m.
What is the best way to water flower beds, medium-sized plants and hedges?
We recommend that you use a drip pipe or a micro-sprinkler system. When these are positioned near the plants on the ground it allows the system to water the roots directly without causing damage to the rest of the plant.
Is there a charge for design?
No, we will design your system for free.
Can you work from plans?
Yes. We can work from plans. They can be sent by email or by post.
Do you give a guarantee?
Yes. All our work and parts are guaranteed for one year. The guarantee is only valid when the final invoice is paid in full and is then valid from the date of that invoice.