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Irrigation Maintenance Cost

Irrigation Maintenance Cost

How much should I allow for irrigation maintenance? If you are planning on paying an irrigation or landscape company to maintain the system You should allow 2-5 % of the capita irrigation installation cost for irrigation maintenance.   Irrigation system...

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What Irrigation Design Program Does Ecostream Use?

What Irrigation Design Program Does Ecostream Use?

FAQ - What irrigation design program does Ecostream use? At Ecostream, we choose irrigation design that will best suit your projects. Domestic Design For domestic irrigation design, we use a design program called ProContractor. ProContractor is a basic design program...

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Why You Should Seriously Consider Irrigation As A Career

Why You Should Seriously Consider Irrigation As A Career

Why you should seriously consider irrigation as a career The path to becoming an irrigation installer In the past, the path to becoming an irrigation installer hasn’t been super clear, the job of “irrigation installer” was largely filled with self-taught or poorly...

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Irrigation Design And Consultancy

Irrigation Design And Consultancy

Irrigation design and consultancy   Every Landscape Irrigation system should be planned out prior to installation. The planning could be as basic as some marking flags, a can of marking paint, and a pressure and flow test kit OR it could be as intricate as...

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Irrigation On The Peninsula

Irrigation On The Peninsula

Irrigation Systems on the Mornington Peninsula First and foremost, if you are lucky enough to live and work on the Mornington Peninsula like us at Ecostream. Good work! It is an amazing place to do life! The peninsula offers its own unique set of challenges when it...

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How Long Should I Run My Sprinklers For?

How Long Should I Run My Sprinklers For?

How long should I run my sprinklers for? Between 5 - 60 minutes per zone This is a simple question that without some site-specific information is difficult to answer accurately. So my answers will be very general.   Let’s assume a couple of things first The...

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Do I Have To Be Licensed To Install An Irrigation System?

Do I Have To Be Licensed To Install An Irrigation System?

Do I have to be licenced to install a domestic irrigation system? *This advice is suitable for urban irrigation installations in Victoria* Yes. For some sections of the irrigation system, a licenced plumber or irrigation installer will be required, However, You can...

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Free Irrigation Designs

Free Irrigation Designs

“Free” Domestic And Light Commercial Irrigation Designs. For a long time now there have been a number of irrigation companies across Australia who offer “Free” irrigation designs. From my point of view, such a concept is mythical. My understanding is that some...

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How Much Does Irrigation Cost?

How Much Does Irrigation Cost?

How much Does Irrigation Cost? Well, that’s a very broad question, so let’s define a few things first. We will stick with Landscape Irrigation We will assume that all work will be done to a professional standard We will break this question into a few, more specific...

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Spray Irrigation Vs Drip Irrigation

Spray Irrigation Vs Drip Irrigation

Is spray irrigation better than drip irrigation? Or Is drip irrigation better than spray irrigation? These are the questions we get asked all of the time! And there is research conducted by universities and manufacturers around the world that theoretically answer...

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