Drip Irrigation for your vegies

Posted on September 14, 2021

Did you know Drip Irrigation is a great way to water your vegies? Drippers are designed to release water at slower rates than traditional methods and can be placed at the root zone, allowing for optimal watering of your veggies and reduced water wastage. Antelco has a range of

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Posted on May 19, 2021

The 24th to 30th May is Australian Made Week. Get involved and support Aussie companies by buying Australian Made. Antelco is a proud Australian Owned and Operated company established in South Australia in 1985. Over the last 36 years Antelco has built a reputation as a Micro Irrigation Expert, producing

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Not yet time to turn off the Irrigation

Posted on May 13, 2021

Despite the recent drop in temperature in Adelaide, it is predicted the long spells of dry weather will continue throughout May. The unpredictability of the weather means that even in winter you might need irrigation as a backup to keep your garden watered. Antelco has a range of South Australian

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Winter Watering for your Garden

Posted on April 29, 2021

As Autumn starts to set in here in Australia and we begin preparing for winter, it’s important to remember those plants that don’t get to enjoy the benefits of a good winter rain. Plants under pergolas, in green houses and enclosed areas are often forgotten as the weather cools. With

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Simplify your irrigation system with eZyvalve™4

Posted on April 15, 2021

One of the struggles of garden irrigation is how to automate multiple irrigation zones throughout your garden using one easy to use mess free system. Australian made eZyvalve™4 is a compact valve box neatly housing 4 automatic solenoid valves that can each be connected to a different watering zone in

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Hop to it...

Posted on March 31, 2021

Looking for something to do this upcoming Easter long weekend? It is the perfect time to give your irrigation system some TLC. The most common problem facing Drip and Micro Irrigation systems is clogging of the emitters. This can be caused by a build up of sediments, silts, inorganic and

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Take control in your garden

Posted on March 04, 2021

Wanting a simple solution for water diversion and flow control in your irrigation system? Then Australian made Green Back® Valves are perfect for allowing you to control where water goes in your garden. Green Back® Valves allow for multiple irrigation systems to be connected to the one water source. By

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Triple Treats for watering your garden

Posted on February 18, 2021

Looking for the perfect watering device for your garden? Antelco has you covered. Shrubbler® 360° Full Circle Adjustable Flow Shrubblers® are perfect for localised plant watering. Rotate the cap to adjust flow and coverage to suit plant's needs. Can be placed at ground level, or elevated above foliage using an

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Installing an irrigation system: Facts to Consider

Posted on February 04, 2021

When thinking of installing an irrigation system, sometimes knowing where to start can seem quite daunting. Here are some helpful tips and advice to set you on the right path. TIPS Contract a professional irrigation designer; insist on a system to suit your plants and your soil.Install efficient micro-irrigation emitters

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Low Pressure Drip Irrigation systems

Posted on January 21, 2021

We are sometimes asked 'can we use drippers on rainwater tanks for our gardens?'. The answer is yes if some rules are applied. The vertical height of water in the tank ideally should be about 2 to 3 m above the height of the drippers. This will provide an operating

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Not all Micro Irrigation Fittings are created equal

Posted on January 06, 2021

There is nothing worse than investing in a water efficient drip irrigation system, to then waste water through leaking or blown off fittings. Antelco’s range of poly fittings and ratchet clamps are Australian made using only high quality, recyclable materials. Antelco fittings are designed with Australia’s harsh conditions in mind

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All your potted plant watering peeves solved

Posted on December 09, 2020

Meet the Potstream®, a fully adjustable watering device for potted plants and container watering. 100% designed and manufactured in Australia by Antelco Pty Ltd, the Potstream® will end all your pot watering woes. The Potstream® was designed from the bottom up by firstly considering the top peeves of potted plant

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Checklist for a trouble-free micro irrigation system

Posted on October 28, 2020

Micro Irrigation systems operate best at low pressure and have small outlets, so you should address a few key things to have a trouble-free system. The system should incorporate the following key components: 1. Pressure Reducer – This is attached to the water source (tap or timer) and is designed

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Up the Stakes in your garden beds

Posted on September 29, 2020

Thinking of adding an irrigation system to your garden beds, or upgrading your existing system? Antelco has released a new Micro Stake perfect for securing micro sprays in garden beds. The clever stake design provides greater retention in soil while the retaining hole secures the tube close to the stake

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Prepare for the new season with Antelco

Posted on September 17, 2020

Getting your irrigation system ready for the upcoming summer season? Look no further than the 2020 Antelco Irrigation Equipment catalogue. Featuring our range of: Drippers Sprays Sprinklers Valves Fittings Accessories Whether you are a designer, specifier, installer or end user we trust you will find our publication useful for your

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Preparing your irrigation system for the warmer season ahead

Posted on September 02, 2020

As we come out of the cold winter months it is time to start thinking about the warmer season ahead and preparing your irrigation system for watering your garden. Follow these simple steps for preparing your irrigation system: 1. Check for breaks and leaks in your pipework system – sometimes

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Watering your home vegetable garden

Posted on April 29, 2020

As people adjust to life in these unprecedented times, Australia has seen an increase in popularity of the home veggie patch. The unpredictability of our weather means that even in winter you might need irrigation as a backup to get the most out of your winter veggies. Antelco has a

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Growth in home gardening soars during COVID-19

Posted on April 15, 2020

As people stay at home in isolation in these unprecedented times, home gardening has become very popular and as the dry conditions have remained so has the need for irrigation. Antelco has just released its 2020 Irrigation equipment catalogue full of South Australian made and developed irrigation products for your

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New Micro Stake for garden micro sprays

Posted on April 01, 2020

Antelco has released a new Micro Stake for secure location of micro sprays in garden beds. The new stakes feature: Tube piercing point on each stake tip allows creation of holes in laterals, removing the need for a separate installation tool.Robust and aesthetically pleasing designRetaining hole in stake to align

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Antelco Dripper Selection Guide

Posted on March 18, 2020

Antelco has a range of drippers to suit many diverse applications. There are adjustable, fixed and pressure compensating types with different flow rates which can be matched to suit your garden. Features are available such as cleanable, anchored (spikes), suitable for low pressure (tanks), self- cleaning and insect baffles. Antelco

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Not all micro irrigation fittings are created equal..

Posted on October 25, 2018

There is nothing worse than seeing a drip irrigation system, which is an efficient way of watering with a blown off fitting, wasting water. Ratepayers in particular hate seeing this water wastage. The folks at Antelco have thought about this and have developed a range called DB (Double Barb) fittings

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When drippers aren't necessarily drippers...

Posted on October 11, 2018

Thinking about putting in some drippers for your home garden then consider this. Plants in a home garden are varying by size, type, micro climate and subsequently their water usage, whereas in a commercial horticultural application such as a vineyard or orchard the plant variation is generally less, and uniform

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How many drippers or sprays can I run at once?

Posted on November 03, 2017

The following Factsheet explains how to determine the water supply available from your tap and what this means as to how many Antelco drippers or sprays that you can run at once. All you need is: A standard (9 litre) household bucketA stopwatch or watch with seconds hand. 

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Typical recommended layout of our Potstream System

Posted on November 01, 2017

We are often asked how our systems go together so we thought we would write this article to show how our Potstream system for potted plants goes together. Protecting your system Importantly your system should incorporate a pressure regulator and filter to protect the system from pressure blowouts and contaminants

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Irrigation Equipment: Facts to Consider

Posted on September 20, 2017

TIPS Contract a professional irrigation designer; insist on a system to suit your plants and your soil.Install efficient micro-irrigation emitters wherever possible. Install an irrigation controller with multiple programs, seasonal adjustment, and a rain switch. Consider soil moisture devices.Mulch around your plants to conserve water in the soil. Irrigate to

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The warmer weather is finally here in Australia..

Posted on September 19, 2017

Spring has sprung.. Now is the time of year to check or install irrigation systems for the warmer season ahead. At Antelco we have a family of adjustable watering products perfect for home garden use. This enables the gardener to set and fine tune the water required for each individual

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Drip & Micro Irrigation Systems Maintenance

Posted on June 01, 2017

Agricultural Drip and Micro Irrigation Systems Maintenance Introduction The most common problem facing Drip and Micro Irrigation systems is clogging of the emitters. This can be caused by a build up of sediments, silts, inorganic and organic matter which can partially or fully clog emitters. Maintenance of drip and micro

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Potstream™ – The new watering standard for potted plants

Posted on April 01, 2017

PotstreamTM is the new fully adjustable watering device for potted plants and container watering. It has been fully Australian designed and manufactured by Antelco Pty Ltd, Australia’s premier micro irrigation solutions provider. The PotstreamTM was designed from the bottom up by firstly considering the peeves of potted plant watering. Our

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