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Be Waterwise: Cut your costs and Save the Planet

Perth is Australia’s driest major city, which makes being waterwise with your residential landscaping a necessity. Let’s explore a few ways in which we can cut costs with sustainable landscaping, from installing a reticulation system at home to being aware of when to water your garden and when to conserve.  

Installing an effective reticulation system

A reticulation system is a great way to stay waterwise whilst looking after your garden and plants. Different zones can use different irrigation systems. Sprinkler systems, for example, are great for large areas, whereas drip irrigation is good for individual plants. You also have variety in your irrigation systems. You have different timer options, all the way from manual to fully automated systems. You can choose to include rain sensors, which will stop your system from working when it’s raining. Alternatively, you can choose to turn off your systems when rain is forecast.

If you’re looking to efficiently reduce your costs and increase your eco-efficiency, we would be happy to help. Since 2007, we have been designing and installing landscaping solutions for commercial and residential clients, with an emphasis on good environmental practices and healthy gardens. 

We believe that the best way to install an effective reticulation system is with the help of professionals – so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Checking up on your reticulation system

Is your system ready to get back into action? It might not be. If it’s experiencing any of the following, it likely isn’t: leaks, low water pressure, broken or clogged sprinkler heads, zones not working. If you aren’t sure whether you’re experiencing those problems, have a look at your water bill. If it’s suddenly increased, that’s a sure-fire sign that something is up.

It can be hard and expensive to pinpoint exactly what’s causing the problem, making it crucial to be proactive instead of reactive. 

You can do that by carrying out a test cycle where you turn on your reticulation system and check that your sprinkler heads, timer and program systems are all working. Doing this several times a year, even when you don’t need to be using your system, will ensure it stays working when you do need it. 

Our top tip? Adjust your system to water your garden and plants in the morning. That way, the water will soak into the roots and will be available all-day.

Contact us for more

Installing a reticulation system is one of the best ways in which you can save water and look after your environment. 

Waterwise were founded as a landscaping company in Perth with the goal of providing high-quality water saving residential and commercial solutions, and as such we offer a range of reticulation options. Choosing the right one for you will depend on your property and property needs, and we recommend assessing those with a professional.

For more information on our effective and eco-conscious reticulation systems, or if you’d like to discuss how you can cut costs with sustainable landscaping, contact us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team would be happy to help you cut your costs and save the planet.