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Watering query


We are garden virgins and we’ve recently cleared our weed garden and planted new kikuyu grass and a small flower garden filled with indigenous and evergreen plants. Our garden is about 60m2 in size and has an automatic irrigation system installed. Please assist in advising on the following:

  • Best time to water? Currently watering @ 19:00 daily. Will this time change during winter?
  • Length of time to water? Currently watering for 15 minutes which appears to be too long. Do we need to water more while the garden is still establishing itself? How long before it is established and reduce the time of watering?

Your guidance and response will be greatly appreciated as information on the web varies significantly.


Paulo and Claudia

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