Project Overview

The best place to start irrigating your garden is with a pen and paper. We’ll show you how to measure and plot your garden perimeter, including any obstacles, and measure your water pressure to give you an accurate plan to irrigate your garden. 

Continue to Step-by-step instructions.
This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install Sprayers and Drippers

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure up and map your garden
2 Measure your water pressure
  • Step 1. Measure up and map your garden

    Measure out your garden. Then note your measurements down on some grid paper - make 1m2 in your garden equal 1cm2 on your paper to keep things easy. Draw out the map, including any obstacles in your garden such as trees. You can now work out how many metres of polytube you’re going to need for your irrigation system.

  • Step 2. Measure your water pressure

    To work out how many and what type of sprinklers, pop ups or drippers, you’ll need to measure the water pressure on your garden tap. To do this, measure the time in seconds it takes to fill up a 9L bucket at your tap on full pressure. Then using the size of the bucket, which in our case was 9L, divide it by the seconds it took to fill up, then multiply by 60. For example, if it took 20 seconds to fill up then 9 ÷ 20 x 60 will give you the number of your maximum flow rate per minute. This will help you choose what products you need to irrigate your garden. 

Position and fill your greenhouse 03:47

Planting & Growing How to build a greenhouse A greenhouse gives your plants every chance to thrive while protecting them from harsh weather.

philodendron

Planting & Growing Discover 13 plants that are best for indoors Striking foliage and stunning colour isn’t just reserved for the garden. There’s a wide variety of indoor plants you can use to bring colour and life to your home explains Bunnings Greenlife buyer Katrina Gatt.

Flowering Bulbs To Plant In Autumn

Planting & Growing Flowering bulbs to plant in autumn If you want to be greeted by an explosion of colour and fragrance this spring, you need to get in your garden and start planting your bulbs in autumn.

grow herbs

Planting & Growing How to grow herbs indoors Herbs are one of the most rewarding plants to grow. But you don’t need a big garden to reap the tasty benefits. All you need is a sunny window or two and a little bit of time. Get started with these inside tips from Bunnings’ Greenlife Buyer Sharyn ...

Person planting spinach 03:11

Planting & Growing How to grow vegetables Watch our step-by-step guide and find out everything you need to know about how to grow fresh vegetables in your garden.

Person adding compost and manure to the soil 02:01

Planting & Growing How to improve sandy soil Good soil is the foundation for any healthy garden. We can show you how to improve sandy soil to retain more nutrients and water.

how to prune roses 02:33

Planting & Growing How to prune roses Learn how easy it is to prune roses, so you get the best results in spring.

pot

Planters How to choose the right plant pot Pots are a great way to add colour, interest or texture to your outdoor space. They can also be used as a framing device, sculptural element or as a centrepiece for your backyard, balcony or courtyard. Tuscan Path’s Elaine Foster shares her top tips...

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions which came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings team member.

Top of the content