Irrigation On The Peninsula

Nov 4, 2020 | Agriculture, Commercial Landscapes, Domestic Gardens, Retirement Villages, Turf

Irrigation Systems on the Mornington Peninsula

First, if you are lucky enough to live and work on the Mornington Peninsula, like us at Ecostream. Good work! It is a fantastic place to do life!

The peninsula offers unique challenges regarding installing, scheduling and maintaining irrigation systems.

This article aims to break down what we have come across in the areas of the Mornington Peninsula where we have installed and maintained irrigation systems.

So, Suburb by suburb, here we go

Flinders Irrigation

When setting up irrigation systems in Flinders and other vulnerable areas on the peninsula’s southern end, it’s crucial to consider the impact of strong winds. Certain parts of Flinders face intense winds from bass straight, making it essential to take precautions.
Moreover, rely on local weather sources to inform your irrigation system, but their weather stations are situated away from your location. It may be wise to invest in an onsite weather station. This way, you can ensure accurate and reliable data for optimal irrigation management.

Mornington Irrigation

When installing an irrigation system in Mornington, Mount Martha, or Mount Eliza, you can find soils to vary immensely. Some areas off Racecourse Road have hard clay, whereas in Mount Martha, down the bottom of the hill along Glen Isla Drive, you could find very sandy soil. This will affect how you space the dripper and use the cycle and soak function on the irrigation controller. Some areas of Mount Martha have inferior pressure, so pressure boosting with a pump may be required.

Hastings Irrigation

Ensure you test the salinity of bore water in Hastings or Bittern. High saline content can be an issue in certain areas, so evaluating whether bore water suits your garden is essential. Consider opting for salt-tolerant plants if salinity is a concern. Consult a horticulturalist and irrigation expert for possible solutions if you need help.

Rosebud Irrigation

Are you designing an irrigation system in Rosebud, Blairgowrie, Safety Beach, Rye, or Dromana? Remember the lively summer atmosphere in these areas! Consider late-night festivities and potential vehicle damage. Keep in mind tents on lawns and cars parked on nature strips. Your irrigation system should accommodate it all.

Sorrento Irrigation

Take control of your irrigation system in Sorrento and Portsea with the latest technology. Connect to a cutting-edge controller like Hydrawise or Rainbird LNK for hassle-free offsite access. Perfect for vacant properties, these systems allow you to watch your irrigation, even when you’re not at home. Say goodbye to worries about your garden’s watering needs.
Don’t let poor water pressure in some regions of Portsea dampen your gardening experience. Hence, upgrade your system and enjoy consistent performance throughout your property.
Need help finding your area listed? Let us know – we’re here to accommodate all your irrigation needs on the Peninsula.

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