How to Install a BTX8 Irrigation Controller with The Garden Gurus

How to Install a BTX8 Irrigation Controller with The Garden Gurus


With water restrictions in place over
much of Australia we have to be very smart with how using water in our garden
so we don’t go wasting water. Now, there is some technology that’s coming through
both in irrigation systems but most importantly in controllers that allows
you to control the amount of water your garden gets so it doesn’t deteriorate
but more importantly so that it doesn’t overuse our most precious resource. A
full-blown top-of-the-range irrigation system is definitely
justified in larger gardens and due to the advent of new technologies it makes
it easier to install them yourself. For instance, this garden needs 8
stations that are 8 different areas or zones being watered individually at
different times or sequentially, manually or automatically. The Holman BTX8 Smart Irrigation Controller really is this next generation in watering technology
that you can do from your smartphone. The solenoid cables which run to a solenoid valve allows for different zone water control and they’re connected to the
controller. This is a simple attachment screwing process, the controller itself
requires a power source to plug into. This is a good option when converting an
older system, there are eight stations available from this controller so it’s
quite capable of looking after a large garden if required. The BTX8 controller
is then connected simply via bluetooth to your smart phone this allows you to
program the number of minutes you want each station to run. It’s important from
a water saving point of view, your garden lawn will need more water than say a
native garden bed, your veggies more than your rose garden and with this system
you can program each runtime and the system will run at the nominated start
time. Or things are looking a bit dry after a stinker of a day you can easily
manually set the controller to run in a one-off cycle it’s as simple as pulling
your phone out and setting an individual station to run or
letting the whole station run a full cycle. One safeguard that you can add
that’ll help save water particularly if you’ve gone away and it rains is a rain
sensor. So maybe it’s time you upgrade your old controller to one of these
Holman Smart Bluetooth enabled like the BTX8 they are absolutely fabulous ways
to have a great-looking garden without wasting water.

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