Choosing the right kind of irrigation for your garden is a vital step towards a beautiful garden. One ideally wants to reduce the consumption of water while making sure the garden is efficiently watered. A drip irrigation system is perfect for such a scenario and helps grow healthy plants in your garden. Water reaches the base of each plant slowly and steadily in a drip irrigation system. Here is some more about this kind of irrigation:
This type of irrigation helps save water and money by preventing too much spraying. The plants get just enough water to maintain their health with this system. The best part about this system is that it is invisible. Moreover, it takes the brownie points as it reduces the evaporation of water and reduces the growth of weed.
When Should You Use a Drip Irrigation System?
For large shrubs, trees, flowerbeds, roses, vegetables and other plants, a drip irrigation system is ideal as they do not require lots of water. Also, in areas where there is a lot of wind, drip irrigation is better as it supplies water right to the roots of the plants. In areas where there is a scarcity of water, this system is even better as no extra water is wasted and only the right amount reaches the plants directly.
The installation of a drip irrigation system is easy and involves three simple steps-
The water source
A sprinkler head, an outdoor faucet or a valve with automatic irrigation can be used to connect to the source of water. If small waterbeds or pot plants have to be watered then it is better to connect a faucet which is located outdoors as it is a quick connection
If the area that has to be watered is close to a good underground irrigation system then a sprinkler head a water supply source is a better option for drip irrigation system.
Distribution of water
As the water source is in place, one has to lay a good distribution system. This will require laying out a network of tubes for carrying water to the desired spots. For this purpose ½ inch tubes can be used. And the branch lines can be of ¼ inch pipes. A grid pattern can be made with these pipes based on the layout of the garden. Customized patterns can also be made according to the design o the garden.
Watering the plants
Once the water source and distribution system are installed one just needs to turn on the supply as and when required!
The process may sound simple but one should ideally take the help of a professional to get it installed. Professionals have experience and knowledge and can install the system in lesser time and without any costly mistakes.
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