Four steps to thriving plants by Irrigatia

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Insert the inlet filter & water level sensor into the water source



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Connect the tube to the controller placed somewhere sunny in the garden


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Connect the outlet tube and drippers up to your plants (pumps up to 5m high)


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Turn on and leave - your plants will be watered automatically
Irrigatia - Automatic Irrigation from a water butt


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Want the very best from your garden plants? Regular irrigation and feeding is a great way to achieve this whether your plants are in pots, baskets, the veg plot, raised beds or the greenhouse. Irrigatia solar powered drip irrigation kits are the easiest way to water automatically from your water barrel. An Irrigatia kit will water every 3 hours. It will apply more water when it is sunny. It will not forget to water when you go away.

Irrigatia kits are ideal for small gardens, and can be used for pots, raised beds, hanging baskets, vegetables and greenhouses. They use solar power to pump water and feed from your water butt, so need no wires or hose pipes. They are easy to install and set up and once in

they will water automatically with minimal supervision.

Our garden irrigation kits are designed to apply water accurately, directly where it is needed and slowly enough for it to soak in. They are not suitable for high output systems such as sprinklers.

You don't have a water butt - then simply use the Irrigatia reservoir connected to a tap!

Which kit do I need? Have a look at our range of Complete kits for more details, or alternatively email us a question and we'll respond within 48 hours.

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Starting Stored C12 or C-24 controllers – this includes new models that have been purchased recently.

Here are a few simple tips which will help you when you are setting up a SOL-C12 or C-24 controller after it has been in storage. This includes winter storage but also new kits which are likely to have been in storage prior to sale.

  • Charge the batteries externally for 20 – 30 minutes. When you refit them make sure they are held securely by the metal electrodes.
  • Ensure that the inlet filter and rain barrel are clean and that the filter is about 10cm off the bottom of the barrel.
  • The water level sensor, if used, should be attached to the inlet tube. Where it has a single wire it should be about 2cm above the filter, where twin wires one electrode should be 2cm above the filter, but the other should be below the filter to ensure good separation.
  • Ensure that the ends of the inlet and outlet tubes fit on the pump connections securely, if necessary cut 1cm from the tube ends.
  • Make sure the solar panel is clean (wipe with a damp cloth if needed) and that on new units the protective film has been removed. Make sure that the solar panel is not shaded and facing approximately south (North in the southern hemisphere).
  • First turn on during bright weather with the outlet tube disconnected. Leave the pump running until you see water coming from the pump outlet, then connect the outlet tube. With the pump running check your system for leaks and blocked drippers.
    • Leaky joints should be remade, cutting 1cm from the leaky tube end.
    • Blocked drippers can be cleaned (using a syringe) or replaced. If drippers are affected by hard water clean them with a mild acid such as vinegar. If blocked with organic material dilute hydrogen peroxide is effective. Use a syringe to flush the dripper through.
  • The first time you turn it on, how long the pump runs is dependent on how much charge is left in the batteries, if fully charged this could be hours. After discharging a couple of times the control should return to normal. Then monitor, if watering too little turn it up, too little turn it down.

Irrigatia weather responsive SMART irrigation controllers uniquely use solar power to detect the weather and alter watering according to the conditions and the season, providing plants with the precise irrigation they need to help them thrive.

Easy to install and set up, they will water automatically with minimal supervision. Ideal for small to medium gardens or allotments, and can be used for pots, raised beds, hanging baskets, vegetables and greenhouses

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To assist in selecting the most appropriate Irrigatia controller, we’ve
devised a simple method to demonstrate each product’s capacity. We call them ‘Irrigation Units’, or ‘IU’ for short.
Look for the symbols showing what you can water.

Irrigatia ECO friendly irrigation

A full range of Irrigatia Accessories are avaialble for use with Irrigatia kits:

Drippers: Use for pots, baskets and individual plants.
Seephose: Ideal for short runs in a mixed dripper / seephose environment, germinating seedlings, watering plant troughs and small beds.
Microporous Hose: Ideal for flower beds, raised beds, vegetable plots, fruit trees and fruit cages.