Many of our clients have been asking about how the hosepipe ban affects them and their planting. There has been conflicting advice and changes of heart from the water companies, but the upshot is that neither we nor you can use a hosepipe for watering, jet-washing or anything else for that matter.
The good news is that the highly efficient dripper irrigation systems (shown below) that we install to planting areas are exempt from this so new and existing planting can be kept alive and looking good.
Systems that run exclusively from a rainwater harvesting tank are also fine, although if you have a mains top-up this should be switched off.
If you have a mixed system with pop-ups to the lawn then the pop-ups must be turned off.
Carl leads the irrigation team and will be happy to discuss how we can help- either by installing a compliant system, providing a DIY kit or making adjustments to an existing one so do call him on the office number or 07958 523005 for a chat and some advice.