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8 tips for successful gardening in Summer

Keeping your garden happy in summer isn’t always an easy task. Whilst saving water, we all want to keep our gardens thriving throughout the warmer weather! Read below through our top summer gardening tips and our favourite water-saving products.

1. TRACK AND SAVE WATER USAGE

Our new WX1 Tap Timer has proven water-saving results, so you can water and enjoy your gardening in summer without any worry! Live water tracking and scheduling options from your smartphone, allowing you to make the best watering decision from anywhere. Pair with a Smart Moisture Sensor to really know what’s happening in your garden! The 3 start options allow you to schedule your watering to beat the summer heat.

SUITABLE FOR WATER RESTRICTIONS
garden ready for summer - WX1TH

2. TRACK IMPORTANT WEATHER CONDITIONS

Know when to protect your garden from the heat with an Aspect Wi-Fi Weather Station. They can monitor up to 17 points of data for your backyard, garden or farm. Allowing you to make important decisions such as knowing if you need to water more or less with the collected rainfall data. Providing you with Heat index and UV index data to help protect your crops against the sun. Gardening in summer made easier with weather monitoring!

GET WEATHER READINGS FOR YOUR BACKYARD
garden ready for summer - aspect weather station

3. REPLACE YOUR GARDEN HOSE

With sizing options to suit any sized garden, area or task, our Yardmate™ Garden Hoses are designed to be just that, your yards best mate. They are strong enough to withstand the harsh Aussie sun, without any kinks. Both ends of the hose come with removable fittings, a Tap Connector to screw onto your garden tap and 12mm Snap-on Connector for connection to a hose gun or nozzle. Please check with local watering restrictions before using.

MADE TO WITHSTAND WEATHER CONDITIONS
garden ready for summer - yardmate garden hoses

4. KEEP PLANTS HYDRATED

If hand watering is something you enjoy to do, we have watering cans suitable for everyone. The two handles making pouring more easy, and our large 9L option will help your plants to stay hydrated throughout the warmer days.

COMFORTABLE HAND WATERING
garden ready for summer - watering can

5. RE-PURPOSE WATER TO YOUR GARDEN

Save water by reusing or re-purposing water from around your home. Our 50m reclaimed water drip tube allows you to reuse water around your garden beds and landscaped areas. Using drip irrigation allows you to deliver water to your plants at the root, helping to reduce evaporation and the amount of water wasted. Drippers are installed directly into the tube so no extra work is needed. Not recommended for lawns or edible plants.

FOR USE WITH RECYCLED WATER
garden ready for summer - reclaimed drip irrigation

6. KEEP OUTDOOR AREAS COOL

Help cool down your entertaining space, pet areas and even garden beds with a Misting System. These are a must if you love spending time outdoors! Please check with local watering restrictions before using. Pair with our Misting Tap Timer for the perfect set-up!

COOL DOWN TEMPERATURES BY UP TO 10°C
garden ready for summer - misting kit

7. WATER THE SMART WAY

Control your water usage when hand watering parts of your garden with a Retractable Hose Reel. Paired with a hose end gun, you can easily pull out and retract your hose without losing any extra water. Please check with local watering restrictions before using.

HELPS REDUCE WATER WASTAGE
garden ready for summer - retractable hose reel

8. CHECK FOR DRIPS OR LEAKS

It is really important to check that any taps or hose fittings around your home aren’t leaking. Leaks can slowly add up over time and waste more water than we are aware of. Our Grip ‘n’ Lock Hose Fittings are designed to never drip, leak or blow-off. Plus, our Double O-Ring feature them 5 x stronger than a standard hose fitting. Available in 12mm, 18mm, plastic and brass!

STOPS UNKNOWN WATER WASTAGE
Garden ready for Summer Grip n Lock Hose Fittings

BONUS TIP!

To give your soil a helping hand in retaining more moisture, we recommend adding a wetting agent to your lawn. A wetting agent allows your lawn to absorb more water, without using more than usual. A great water-saving hack for yourself and the environment too.

When watering your lawn and garden, we always recommend watering early in the morning, or late evenings after the sun has set. Watering at these times will help stop excess evaporation and give your soil a chance to soak up all the water. Especially important for your lawn as watering in hot weather can lead to your lawn burning. You can read more on keeping your lawn green in summer here.

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