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When is the best time to irrigate your lawn?

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How often do we get home from work, look at the back lawn or vege garden and think... I should crack a tinnie and give that some water. Well don’t. Actually the tinnie is OK, and after work is the perfect time for that, but watering the garden - you should be doing that in the morning.
Morning irrigation lets the leaves dry out during the day, which prevents mould and fungus growth. Watering during the heat of the day, when evaportation rates are high can also lead to mineral deposits which can burn leaves and sensitive plants. You will probably find that it is less windy in the morning as well, which means the water is going where it should.
While we are on the subject, make sure you aren’t watering every day. Once or twice a week max. Water deeply and less often. It will encourage deeper root growth and a hardier plant. And use less water.
An in ground pop up sprinkler system with an irrigation timer is the easiest way to do this, and in the long term it is the most cost effective as well. A well designed system will give an even coverage and will get into the corners without overspray. You will find that it uses less water and that your lawn will be beautiful and easy to maintain.

5 Things that will make your house pump work better and last longer

Irrigear Goulburn
  1. Is your pump out of the weather? Moisture, heat and cold are not good for your pump. Build or buy a pump cover and make sure that the pipework is insulated to prevent freezing.
  2. Is your pump leaking? A leaking pump not only wastes water, it will eventually cause an untimely (and expensive) end. Water leaks can get into the motor and bearings and that never ends well.
  3. Is your pump noisier than usual? That’s not good. Failing bearings make a lot of noise and cause the pump to run hotter than usual. Damaged impellers are also noisy and will eventually grind to a standstill. If it doesn’t sound right, get it in for a checkup quick smart!
  4. Have insects taken over? One day they will take over the world, but first they want to take over your pump. Clean the wasps away from the cooling vanes on the pump motor, and spray with a surface insecticide to keep ants and earwigs out of the switches and controllers. A more extensive spray for spiders and wasps makes it nicer if you need a service visit too.
  5. Is your pump starting and stopping a lot? Like us, pumps have a finite number of starts, so don’t waste them. If your pump is starting up when it shouldn’t you may have a leak. If it starts and stops rapidly, your pressure tank may need attention. If it starts and stops all day every day, your foot valve or check valve may need replacing. If you are not sure give us a call and we will help you diagnose the problem. But don’t ignore it, your pump is aging quickly.

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