Tips, Tricks & Recommended Products to Improve Water Efficiency

Test your sprinkler application rate with a catch cup test

As a general rule, your garden only needs 10mm of water on each of your watering days.

A catch cup test is an easy way to check that your run times are set up to supply 10mm of water to your garden, and that water is evenly distributed. Catch cups are designed to catch and measure the amount of water falling in an area over a set period of time. Visit your local design shop to get a free box of catch cups.

It's Spring and time to check in your garden and green spaces Reticulation is working well

Waterwise Drip Irrigation System
// Garden Answer

Mr. Retic - Backyard Waterwise
Reticulation Installation

BTT Bluetooth® Tap
Timer Product Guide

LNK WiFi Module

Hunter Dripline (HDL)
Product Guide

Backyard Reticulation
and Turf Installation

With this wet summer in Perth this year it's a great idea to turn off those Retic Controllers!

Mr. Retic - How to program your Hunter X-Core Retic control box

Adjusting a Hunter Rotor: Rotor Right Stop Adjustment

Set Up Smart Watering on the B-hyve Smart Sprinkler Timer App

Hydrawise™ Commercial Controller (HCC): Wi-Fi Control for Up to 54 Stations

Rain Bird WiFi Enabled Controllers

Pairing the B-hyve Indoor Outdoor Timer ABCD

Rain Bird LNK Wifi Module: Installation, Setup, and Connection

Rain Bird Mobile App: Basic Features

Rain Bird Mobile App: Advanced Features

Readily Available Water (RAW)

To -20 kPa

Water sensitive crops such as vegetables and some tropical fruits should be irrigated

Sand: 35 mm/m
Sandy loam: 45 mm/m
Loam: 50 mm/m
Clay loam: 30 mm/m
Light clay: 25 mm/m
Medium to heavy clay: 25 mm/m

To -40 kPa

Most fruit crops and table grapes, most tropical fruits

Sand: 35 mm/m
Sandy loam: 60 mm/m
Loam: 70 mm/m
Clay loam: 55 mm/m
Light clay: 45 mm/m
Medium to heavy clay: 45 mm/m

To -60 kPa

Lucerne, most pasture, crops such as maize and soybeans, and grapes

Sand: 35 mm/m
Sandy loam: 65 mm/m
Loam: 85 mm/m
Clay loam: 65 mm/m
Light clay: 55 mm/m
Medium to heavy clay: 55 mm/m

To -100 kPa

Annual pastures and hardy crops such as cotton, sorghum and winter cereals

Sand: 40 mm/m
Sandy loam: 70 mm/m
Loam: 90 mm/m
Clay loam: 80 mm/m
Light clay: 70 mm/m
Medium to heavy clay: 65 mm/m

To -1500 kPa

Available Water (AW) is the total water available in the soil. Plants stress well before this level is reached.

Sand: 60 mm/m
Sandy loam: 115 mm/m
Loam: 150 mm/m
Clay loam: 150 mm/m
Light clay: 150 mm/m
Medium to heavy clay: 140 mm/m