Sketch Your Yard (If you would like us to assist you)
Tip: Use scratch paper first then transfer your final drawing to the enclosed graph paper. Use bold, black lines only, no shading.
Divide your lot into sections such as front lawn, side lawn, flower beds, slopes, etc., and label all those areas you want watered. Also be sure to include the house, driveway and sidewalks in proper scale. If you have special watering preference such as bubblers in planting beds or a drip irrigation zone, note that on your drawing as well. Group similar types of plants such as shrubs and ground covers together in the sections. If you have big differences in the amount of sun different areas get, you may want to group those for watering efficiency and indicate “separate valve” on your drawing.
Other items which will also need to be shown:
•The position of the tap where the test was performed must be clearly marked
•The preferred position of irrigation controller( if a automated system) must be shown
•Any services running through the property ( this is to protect the irrigation contractor as to not dig in areas where there may be electrical, telecommunication or other water pipes)
•If there are any boreholes or alternative water sources on site please forward all information with the drawing e.g. Position of borehole depth flow etc.
•An example of a drawing we require is shown below:
This is also a very important part of the design process. With incorrect or incomplete dimensions given to us the design may not allow for all the areas to be irrigated correctly. The following steps must be followed in order to help us do a professional design for you.
Once we have all of this information we will be able to produce an irrigation drawing (using design software such as AutoCad), bill of quantities and a list of contractors in your area. These projects normally take a few days to finalize, but our design team will let you know on time frames.