sprinkler system as part of garden irrigation in Mansfield.We have tried to cover all the areas about which our customers regularly need information.  If you have any other questions then please ask and we will do our very best to help.  You can contact us on 01727 811448 or 07733 122 844.


Q: Will an automatic irrigation system use more water than watering the garden manually?
A: Not at all.  An automatic sprinkler system is up to 80% more efficient that watering by hand so it actually conserves water. A well-designed irrigation system will only apply exactly the right amount of water, not a drop more, and you need never worry about wasting water by forgetting to turn your hosepipe off.  Watering the garden couldn’t be simpler.

Q: Will a sprinkler system really save me time?
A: Definitely.  Your Rosewood irrigation system will do all of the garden watering for you, even when you’re away on holiday.  Think of all the time that you’ll have free to pursue other interests or just relax and enjoy the beauty of your outside space.

Q: Will an automatic irrigation system water my garden as well as I do?
A: Yes, in fact it will do a far more efficient job.  Your Rosewood watering system will be designed taking into account all the diverse irrigation needs of your particular landscape.  A combination of different irrigation products will be used to ensure intelligent distribution of water throughout your garden.

Q: We all complain about how much rain we get here in the UK. Do I really need an irrigation system?
A: If it were to rain every 2 or 3 days at exactly the same time, with exactly the same amount, you probably wouldn’t need a sprinkler system. However, as we well know, it doesn’t happen quite like that.

The only way to be sure of a lush and healthy garden is to make sure your lawns and borders receive a regularly-timed and evenly-measured amount of water.   In the summer months, when there is little rainfall, your plants can suffer damage after just a couple of days without water.

Q: What happens if it rains whilst I’m out, or on holiday?
A: Rosewood can fit a rain sensor to your automatic irrigation system that shuts it down when it detects rainfall. As the sensor dries out, the system re-starts, thus ensuring you always make the most of the rain’s free watering.

Watering system hidden tanks

Hidden tanks and pump

Q: If my property has low water pressure and low flow rate does this mean I can’t have an irrigation system installed?
A: No, not at all. There are various solutions available to overcome the problem of low water pressure and low water flow rate, but, depending on the size of your garden, it may be necessary to install a tank and pump in order to achieve sufficient coverage.

Q: I have a very big lawn area in my garden. Does this mean I will have to have a tank and pump installed?
A: Not necessarily. Andy would split your garden into different zones that would come on consecutively so a tank and pump may not be needed. Rosewood will always come up with the most cost-effective bespoke  irrigation system for each and every customer.

Q: Can I install an automatic irrigation system on my own?
A: You can install a sprinkler system on your own but it is really important that you consider all aspects of the project before you begin.

1. Understand the time and tools required in order to complete the job. It may be a good idea to consult your local plumbing shop or garden centre for more information on the tools needed to make the installation. Depending on the size of the garden, installing an irrigation system could be extremely time consuming for the DIY enthusiast.

2. It is imperative that you prepare a design to follow, taking into account the many aspects you need to consider when planning a watering system. The size, shape and aspect of your garden all play a part, as does the planting layout and soil type. However, probably the most important aspect to consider when installing an automatic irrigation system is your water pressure and your water flow rate as they will determine whether or not you can achieve the coverage needed with or without the installation of a tank and pump.

3. Always consult with necessary trades. Most systems will require a backflow-preventer to ensure no irrigation water accidentally contaminates the main drinking water supply. It is far better to know the requirements before you begin in order to avoid costly mistakes.

4. If you are installing your sprinkler irrigation in an existing lawn and landscape, remember that it may be necessary to move plants, trees or shrubs in order to install your watering system.

Q: Can I save money by installing my own irrigation system?
A: Well that really depends. Product cost is just one part of an efficient watering system. Many people choose to hire an experienced professional who will bring design expertise and installation experience to the table. Contractors have also ploughed lots of money into specialised installation equipment to help speed up the job. Rosewood have worked at countless properties putting right the damage caused by people trying to install an irrigation system for themselves.

Nothing counts more than experience. Garden irrigation installation is the only service that Rosewood offer. We specialise only in automatic irrigation – that’s what makes us the experts.

Q: I have decided to hire a contractor to install my irrigation system. How do I choose the right one?
A: Before a contractor can prepare a quote for you they must do their homework. This includes making a visit to your property and talking with you face-to-face. They will need to survey the area to be irrigated, locate a water source and take a reading of the water pressure available at the property.   Then, just as importantly, they need to discuss with you exactly what you want from your garden, to understand your needs and what it is you want to achieve from the watering system.   You also need to feel comfortable with the contractor, especially with their level of experience and their expertise.

A reference from a recent customer is always helpful and can often allay any nagging doubts or concerns you may have.

Lastly, it is important to remember that it’s not all about price. Too often we use price as the only deciding factor when, in actual fact, a contractor who has significantly lower prices than his competition will have had to cut corners in order to reduce costs.  This could mean leaving out a backflow-preventer, or not using the correct and proper installation techniques, or, worse still, not completing the work.    Make sure you select a contractor based on the service offered, the ability to plan and design an efficient system, and the possession of the necessary experience and knowledge required to install the irrigation system to the highest standards.

Irrigation sprinklers watering the garden.Q: How much will a good irrigation system cost?
A: The price is dependent on many different factors, such as property size, type of landscaping, number of zones necessary, products used and special design features. It pays to remember that, installed and maintained correctly, an irrigation system will serve you well for many many years to come.

Q: Will I have difficulty in operating my sprinkler system?
A: Rosewood offer a wide range of irrigation system controllers and would always consider your needs carefully when selecting the right one for your property.   Andy would set up the watering system to best suit the requirements of your landscape, but would also give you clear information as to how the system functions. Should you want to make any changes to the running of the system it will be clear how to do this.   As always, we are only a phone call away should you encounter any difficulties, so please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01727 811448 or 07733 122 844.



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NEW OFFER!    Want to make sure that next summer your garden stays green?  Then plan ahead, and also save money with Rosewood’s special offer of 10% off all installations that are booked in for December 2018 and January 2019.  Check our  ‘Offers’ page for details.  Then give us a call on 01727 811448

GET THIS!  We are now official UK distributors for sales of the fantastic Ground Hog T-R12 trenching machine.  Great for digging a neat narrow trench for service cables, drainage, pipework etc. Check our Trenchers page for details.

DON’T FORGET!  Although our special winter deal has now expired, we have an ongoing offer of a free maintenance visit if you recommend Rosewood to a friend who then goes on to book an installation with us.  Check our Offers page for details.

WANT TO WORK FOR ROSEWOOD? – The vacancy we advertised in the spring, for GARDEN IRRIGATION INSTALLATION OPERATIVES, has been filled successfully, but our small friendly company always needs hardworking, amiable individuals. If you enjoy the outdoors and are eager to learn new skills, have a full clean driving licence and a background in landscaping or similar, we can train you in the specialist skills necessary.  Contact Victoria on 01727 811448 or email Victoria and she’ll be happy to talk to you about the possibility of working for us.

Even more fabulous news!!!: Our lovely clients Mr and Mrs Francis (see news item below) were the overall winners of the 2014 Daily Mail National Gardens Competition! Congratulations from all of us here!

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Dear Victoria
…… We have been most impressed by the work your company has carried out and would have no hesitation in recommending you to clients on other properties we manage.
Please pass our thanks to your team.


Lisa Ellis AIRPM
Head of Property Management and Senior Paralegal

Ms Ellis, Integrity Property Management, re. Viridian Square, Aylesbury
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