Our irrigation installation team is led by Adrian Walsh - the only certified irrigation contractor in Victoria (with Irrigation Australia). Adrian is also the host of Irrination - Australia's Landscape irrigation Podcast
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Irrigation Installation Melbourne

How are we different?

  • We have a documented process we work too, Our processes for the installation of irrigation are cloud-based (so our team have access to our process’s at any time) and we have set our own in-house standards to how an irrigation system should be installed. Our installation standards far exceed Australian and industry standards.
  • We are OHS compliant, all of our OHS is cloud-based, our team have checklists they use on the job to ensure that we meet compliance and the task is carried out safely. There is no such thing as an old OHS folder gathering dust on a shelf at Ecostream.
  • Our management team work in the field with our installation crews. forget air-conditioned offices, Our leadership team know what is going on, because they are right there in the trenches.
  • We are licensed with the Victorian Building Authority to install irrigation systems. The sad fact is that most irrigation systems in Victoria are installed illegally by unlicensed installers.
  • We own and use our own equipment, including under road boring equipment, mini diggers, excavators, poly welding and copper crimping equipment.
  • We understand tendering and have a full-time irrigation estimator on our team.

Irrigation installers

The types of projects we offer irrigation design and consultancy for.

  • Commercial – Parks and Gardens, Sports Turf, Aged Care facilities, Schools, Commercial Landscapers
  • Domestic – For homeowners, builders and domestic landscapers
  • Golf
  • Production Horticulture and nurseries
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Irrigation System Installation

We have installed systems to some of the most significant horticulture and heritage sites in Victoria including:
  • Irrigation system at Tim Neville arboretum
  • Irrigation system for the Arid Gardens at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Irrigation system and water feature hydraulics for 2019 Landscaping Victoria “Commercial Landscape of the year” 
  • Irrigation systems for medicinal cannibis projects
  • Pentridge Prison
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Treasury Gardens
We install irrigation systems throughout the Mornington Peninsula, Metropoliton Melbourne, Bass Coast, Yarra Valley and Gippsland

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of irrigation systems?

There are several types of irrigation systems commonly used in landscape irrigation:

Sprinkler Irrigation: Uses overhead sprays or rotor heads to distribute water over the landscape. In the landscape environment sprinklers are generally placed between 1.5m and 13m apart depending on the model of sprinkler. You can water both turf and plants with sprinklers.

Drip Irrigation: Delivers water directly to the root zone of plants through a network of tubes and emitters, minimizing water waste. Drip irrigation lines are generally placed between 0.2m and 0.6m apart in the landscape environment. Plant type and soil type generally determine the spacing distance. Many people are unaware that you can also irrigate turf with dripline.

Bubblers: Bubblers are generally fed via a microtube. They often stake into the ground above the root ball of the tree.

Soaker Hoses: are a DIY option for irrigating gardens.

How do commercial irrigation systems work?

There Are 4 Main Factors:

Distribution Pipes: Water is distributed through a network of pipes including the irrigation mainline, submains and lateral pipework

Control Valves: a commercial irrigation irrigation system is zoned to separate different microclimates throughout the irrigated area. It is also zoned to account for available pressures and flows onsite. Zones are generally controlled with a solenoid valve.

Emitters: At the end of the sub-main pipes and lateral pipework sprinkler heads or drip emitters are used to deliver water to the plants. Sprinkler heads are suitable for larger areas, while drip emitters are more precise and efficient for targeted watering.

Controllers: Automated controllers regulate the timing and duration of watering cycles based on factors like soil moisture levels, weather conditions, and plant type. Controllers can be programmed to water different zones at different times and adjust watering schedules as needed.

For more information on how commercial irrigation systems work, visit our “How Do Commercial Irrigation Sytems Work” blog.

Contact Ecostream Water Management

Please call Adrian on 0437 199 546 to discuss your next irrigation design project or to organise an onsite consultation. Otherwise, complete the form below, and we’ll contact you shortly. Please complete all fields.