Do-It-Yourself? You can with Claber
It’s easy to design a made-to-measure irrigation system for your own garden; just follow the advice given in the Irrigation Guide.
In addition, the Planning Service, completely free-of-charge, is available from authorised dealers.
To make things easier, here are a few tips. Discover today the advantages of DIY, together with Claber
Plan your ideal system
1. Calculate your water requirements
The first thing to do before choosing an irrigation system is to consider your garden carefully. Small or large? Is the local climate dry or subject to constant rainfall? Is the soil sandy, a type that absorbs water quickly, or does it contain clay, with puddles tending to form? Are you able to look after your plants every day, or are you often away?
2. Check the availability of water
Another important preliminary operation is that of calculating mains water pressure and flow rate. To measure pressure, apply a pressure gauge to the tap; to measure flow, simply use a container with a known capacity, then consult the Claber guide for the procedure to follow.
3. Calculate the areas to be irrigated
After drawing a scale plan of your garden, use a compass to mark the circles or circle sectors. These circular areas represent the surface watered by each sprinkler, overlapping to cover the entire garden. The trick for optimal irrigation and water savings is to minimise the zones of overlap; position the 90° (quarter circle) sprinklers in the corners, the 180° (semicircle) sprinklers along the perimeter, and the 360° (full circle) sprinklers in the open green spaces. Obviously overall water consumption should not exceed the available flow.
4. Make a list of the products you need
After these preliminary operations, you can make up your executive project. Ask for help from the Claber Planning Service experts, as well as of course from your local retailer. All you need to do now is to draw up a shopping list of all the parts you need to make your system; the Products section of this site features the entire range of Claber products. Don’t forget to mark down the code of each product to facilitate your purchases later on.