The 'lawn down' from ND Irrigation and Turf

Meet Nick from ND Irrigation and Turf...

It’s the laid back lifestyle that’s kept Nick Day from ND Irrigation and Turf here in the Territory all these years.

This certified irrigation designer and turf farmer has worked in the industry for over 35 years, living and breathing all things irrigation, turn and lawn. 

Nick enjoys installing irrigation systems and helping customers save water by providing Garden Tune Ups as part of the Living Water Smart program.

“I really enjoy helping people conserve water and save a few extra dollars”.

Read the ‘lawn down’ from Mr Day:

What is your favourite plant and why? 

My favourite plant is the lawn. It looks great when it’s well maintained.  

What is your best tip for a water efficient garden in the dry season? 

Be sure to set a regular water efficient irrigation schedule and mulch your plants.

What is your best tip for a water efficient garden in the build-up? 

In the build-up, install a rain sensor to turn your controller off and on after a good rain. 

What is your best tip for the garden in the wet season?

Be sure to fertilise towards the end of the wet.

Why did you choose landscaping/gardening/irrigation as a career?

I was born into the water industry by working for my father who was a plumber. 

If you weren’t being an expert irrigator what would you be doing? 

Easy, fishing!

Name one item on your bucket list? 

Well that would be a bigger boat.

Anything extra you would like to add about gardens that you think could benefit the community? 

While poorly designed and installed irrigation systems may be cheaper initially, they will use more water and end up costing you more in the long run.

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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.