Water is one of the most important parts of a garden, but sometimes you might get caught up at work, or be heading away. If you fit this profile, a drip irrigation system might be for you. So here’s how you can install and utilize it.
Plan and Ask
Firstly, you need to plan out exactly where you want your system to flow. For example, some plants may require more water than others, so different valves, drippers and bubblers could be used on the same hose to facilitate the water usage. Once you’ve got your plan in place, head into your local garden supply center like Kennedy’s to gain some expert advice on the system you plan to install.
We touched on it above, but you need to research and have the right nozzles in place so your garden can flourish. If you place a high flow nozzle above a plant that doesn’t need much water, you’ll flood it. Speaking to your garden supply store here is key to having successful nozzle system in place.
Shut On and Off
Don’t forget to you need to install a shut off device. If you don’t, you may forget to turn the tap off and leave the water on for hours on end. These can be handy items to make your system fully automated. You can set timers to make sure the water is going later in the day when the sun isn’t as harsh on the soil.
It will be more efficient for you if you’re able to join up your system. Have the system running off one timer and one tap. This means you’ll know exactly when and where your irrigation is on. This cuts down on maintenance and will enable you to keep an eye on any issues that could arise, without having to chase the problem through many pipes and systems in the garden.