Retriever Communications, working in cooperation with Sydney Water, has released a You Tube video about the field inspection program – Love Your Garden. Each garden has its own watering needs and these can now be assessed to reduce water ‘wasted’ on gardens all around Sydney. How? A PWF reader tells us that you assess the various unique aspects…
Founded in 1996, Retriever is the Australian developer of an electronic system for mobile field automation.
Products are tailored to mirror a company’s current work-order system and provide electronic job details, maps and price lists to staff on the road – faster and more effective than traditional paper-based information and dispatch services.
Today twenty per cent of Retriever’s annual revenue is derived from exports and with assistance from AusIndustry they are now exporting to North Asia and Europe, with an overseas office in France.
For a discounted fee, Sydney Water’s Love Your Garden service aims to help people get the most from their garden while saving water. Extensive trials have shown that most participants could save water and improve the health of their garden even during the current drought.
A qualified horticulturist will visit and evaluate your garden’s precise watering needs. They will look at things like:
The horticulturist will give you smart watering tools, tailored to your garden, including a rain gauge and Tap Tags©.
Two weeks later you will receive a detailed report that outlines your garden’s watering needs and also includes vouchers for water saving products and services.
The cost depends the size of your block of land. The following would normally cost around $170:
BUT with the Love Your Garden program…
Phone 1800 354 106 between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday WITH your Sydney Water Account number.