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- Oasis Watering
The client approached us with the problem in this tenanted property that the lawns were not remaining green and verdant over the long warm summer. Clients were feeling let down that the property did not have some low maintenance method of watering the lawns without them having to spend time and effort keeping the grass green in their lovely rented property.
We carried out a survey and evaluated the amount of water required to water the lawn and borders. A mains tap was available but it was on the house wall and no where near the lawn areas which needed to be watered. The amount of water required to adequately irrigate the lawns was in excess of the capacity of a standard watering tap without effectively putting the full output of the hose on each of the spray heads in turn (albeit carried out automatically). The future requirement was for a scalable capability to also water more flower borders and possibly even a front lawn at some point in the future.
The solution was therefore to design a system with a small tank which could be placed in a secluded corner close to tap and available power supplies such that a pumped irrigation system could be operated automatically by a fully programmable irrigation controller using mains electricity. A sizeable submersible pump placed inside an irrigation storage vessel was proposed to offer a fully scalable solution to meet current a future needs for the client. Once the design was agreed work was planned and began in short order. Machinery to dig down below the lawn in lines a the desired spacing under the lawn was organised and work got underway. A considerable number of pipes were buried under the lawn leading back to a control hob, just like the hub on the wheel of a bike. This distribution hub buried under the ground at a convenient location in a flower border was then fed by a large pipe from the tank. Signal cables feeding the distribution hub were brought from the fully programmable irrigation controller such that when required each zone of the system could be operated in turn according to the program requirements. Using this architecture the garden can be watered according to need, rain fall sensors deactivating the system when required. There is also the possibility these days with the most sophisticated systems to receive rainfall figures from the local weather station to inform the controller algorithm which then decides how much to water and when. A marvellous and ingenious method of efficiently irrigating the garden according to need.
Once all pipes were buried and the installation was completed lawn turf was rolled back into place and within a month of the soil and turf being replaced no sign of the work could be seen.
Easily maintained on a twice a year basis the system runs about 100 -120 days per year across the key summer months to keep the lawns and borders of the garden green and lush.
Interested in getting ideas for a garden watering system for your garden?
Contact Oasis Watering.
Tel. 020 816 816 66