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Does SmartFeeder apply all the LiquidLife fertiliser at once?

Does SmartFeeder feed better than hand-fertilising?

Why is SmartFeeder more environmentally friendly?

Do I need to turn the unit on and off every time I water?

Will SmartFeeder fertilise all my plants?

I already have a retic system. Can I still install a SmartFeeder?

Can you install SmartFeeder on 40mm - 50mm pipe?

Can you use SmartFeeder with bores?

Will LiquidLife block my dripline?

Can you use ordinary liquid plant foods and wetting agents with SmartFeeder?

How does SmartFeeder help save water?

Do you pour the fertiliser into the unit?

Does SmartFeeder require regular maintenance?

Can you use SmartFeeder with native plants?

Does SmartFeeder apply all the LiquidLife fertiliser at once?

No. SmartFeeder ‘lightly feeds’ your garden providing just the right amount of nutrients your plants need to grow. One three litre bottle of LiquidLife will last up to three months, depending on your garden size.

Does SmartFeeder feed better than hand-fertilising?

Yes. SmartFeeder is an amazing 1800 times more efficient at feeding your plants than traditional hand-fertilising methods. Your garden will be stay greener, healthier and more beautiful from Spring to Autumn with SmartFeeder.

Why is SmartFeeder more environmentally friendly?

When you fertilise by hand, often you are applying two-three months worth of plant food to you garden at one time. Your plants can’t use this all at once so the nutrients leach below the root zone or wash off into drains and eventually find their way into waterways and rivers where they can cause toxic algae blooms. SmartFeeder lightly feeds your plants only the nutrients they need, reducing fertiliser pollution from your garden by up to 90%.

Do I need to turn the unit on and off every time I water?

No. SmartFeeder works automatically with your reticulation. Simply switch on your SmartFeeder and relax.

Will SmartFeeder fertilise all my plants?

Yes. SmartFeeder is suitable for all your garden plants and lawn.

I already have a retic system. Can I still install a SmartFeeder?

Yes. SmartFeeder connects easily to most reticulation systems. The unit fits 25mm PVC pipe or smaller which is commonly used in domestic irrigation systems.

Can you install SmartFeeder on 40mm - 50mm pipe?

  • Yes. Generally 40mm – 50mm pipe is used on high flow bores. Install SmartFeeder on a ‘U’ junction off your main line and divert half the water through the main line and half through SmartFeeder. Use LiquidLife Growth Booster, which is a double strength fertiliser, and when the water combines back in your main line it will contain the right dilution of nutrients for your plants. If you are applying more than 10mm of water to your garden or watering more than twice weekly, normal strength LiquidLife Garden & Lawn will probably provide enough nutrients to your plants. If you are unsure of how much water you are applying to your garden through each station, time how many seconds elapse between each ‘click’ and then compare this to the SmartFeeder Injection Timing Guide on page 14 of your Owner’s Manual. It’s a handy way to see how much water you are applying to your garden

Can you use SmartFeeder with bores?

Yes. SmartFeeder works with both bore or mains connected reticulation systems. See ‘Can you install SmartFeeder on 40mm – 50mm pipes’ (above) for advice on installing SmartFeeder on large bore systems.

Will LiquidLife block my dripline?

No. LiquidLife is specially formulated for sophisticated fertigation systems like SmartFeeder. If you have any concerns we recommend our Growth Booster product which is an NPK 16:10:16 formula and contains no impurities (is almost as clear as water). Products such as Seaweed Improver which is a 100% organic seaweed tonic does contain some solids which are a natural part of the product.

Can you use ordinary liquid plant foods and wetting agents with SmartFeeder?

LiquidLife products are highly concentrated to match the low 8000:1 dilution rate of SmartFeeder. Typical hose-on products have dilution rates of around 30:1 so are less concentrated, and when applied through SmartFeeder will have little or no effect on your garden.

How does SmartFeeder help save water?

With traditional hose-on fertilisers, granulated fertilisers, seaweed tonics and soil wetting agents, you need to water the product on and then often water thoroughly afterwards to stop fertiliser burn and make the nutrients available to plants to use. This is a huge waste of our precious water resource. With SmartFeeder no hand-watering is required at all. In fact, with SmartFeeder you can save ALL of the water you would have normally used to maintain your garden with these products – a saving of up to  25,000 litres per year! SmartFeeder also encourages stronger root development so plants become more drought tolerant requiring less water.

Do you pour the fertiliser into the unit?

No. Simply attach the ‘quick connect’ hose to the top of the LiquidLife bottle. SmartFeeder will siphon the fertiliser direct from the bottle. There’s no pouring, mixing or measuring required.

Does SmartFeeder require regular maintenance?

No. We do however recommend over winter that you flush the unit with fresh water if not being used for an extended period.

Can you use SmartFeeder with native plants?

Yes. For natives we recommend LiquidLife Garden & Lawn which is a 10(N):5(P):10(K) blend and provides a good balance of the nutrients plants need. The level of phosphorous is relatively low and will not be a problem for most natives. While some natives do not respond well to high phosphorous (P) contained in many all-purpose NPK fertilisers, the great majority of native plants are not sensitive to high P levels and will respond well to added phosphorus. You generally water natives less, which means they also receive less fertiliser, and water high nutrient plants more which means they receive higher levels of nutrient when using the SmartFeeder system.

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