Programming your irrigation controller

Irrigation controllers and tap timers are a great way to give your garden the water it needs when it needs it. But some irrigation controllers can be hard to program!

If you feel like this then why not get a free Garden Tune Up!  Living Water Smart’s Garden Tune Up provides a free garden irrigation audit by one of our registered irrigation experts. It usually takes around one hour and includes:

  • A seasonal water smart irrigation schedule for your garden, including run times and days per week etc. The irrigator will also set the program for you.
  • A review of your irrigation equipment and on-the-spot minor repairs up to the value of $50.
  • Other general advice on water efficient gardening, such as plant types, plant zoning and water requirements, garden design, fertilisers, local soil types and mulches.
  • Recommendations about smart controllers and other technologies to further improve your garden irrigation and efficiency.

Once your irrigation is 'tuned up',  stay in control by learning a little about programming your controller - as small mistakes can lead to a lot of wasted water.  

Watch this video to learn how to correctly use your irrigation controller and ensure your plants get the water they needed without wastage.

For further information, including manuals for common controllers found in Darwin, visit what you need to know about irrigation systems.

Living Water Smart's Garden Tune Up provides a free garden irrigation audit at your home or business by one of our registered irrigation experts. The irrigator will reprogram your irrigation controller to provide your garden with the water it needs, when it needs it. It also includes up to $50 of on-the-spot irrigation repairs.