Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

Tips On Irrigating A Large Garden

Large gardens are sometimes called commercial gardens. This often consists of the intensive production of high-value crops on a few acres and gives gardeners the potential to increase their income. Commercial gardening is also of interest to people who consider agriculture as an alternative lifestyle. As attractive as having a commercial garden seems, it is not always easy to maintain and requires a good knowledge of gardening, proper care, and maintenance with the use of an effective irrigation system.

Irrigation itself is a well-needed component of every commercial garden and is essential to maintain good green spaces; for this reason, it is imperative that a proper irrigation system is put into place. So important is the design of the garden as the choice and design of the irrigation system to ensure optimal growth and development of the plants, providing the necessary water and optimizing water resources.

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What Is The Best Irrigation System For A Large Or Commercial Garden?

It is difficult to answer this question because there is no perfect irrigation system for all conditions. There are, however, a few similarities in the irrigation methods. For example, for most types of irrigation systems, pumps are used to collect water and increase or decrease the water pressure. You can find suitable irrigation pumps on websites such as Pumpbiz.

Since each plant, soil and location have different irrigation needs. It is necessary to look for the system that suits your gardening methods and gives each plant the water that it needs to survive. You also need to choose the irrigation system that is more efficient according to the characteristics of your garden. This may require some extra reading with the use of gardening tips, or by hiring a professional. Here are some popular irrigation methods.

Irrigation with diffusers: Diffusers are similar to sprinklers, but smaller in size. They do not perform rotary movements like sprinklers. Instead, they act by wetting an irrigation arc that is regulated from the outlet of the water. It is also used in the irrigation of small surfaces of grass.

Irrigation by drip: It consists of providing water in a localized way right at the foot of the plant. They are best suited for watering flower beds, various different types of plants and plant beds, as well as trees, shrubs or hedges. Only the plant or plants in question are irrigated, rationalizing the irrigation. This system is the one that saves more water and maintains a constant level of humidity in the soil, without waterlogging.

Underground irrigation: This consists of perforated pipes that are buried in the ground at a certain depth, between 5 and 50 cm, depending on the plant to be irrigated and whether the soil is sandy or clayey. The operation is the same as drip irrigation; the difference is that in this case, the pipe is not seen, because it is buried, and the water is in direct contact with the roots.

Irrigation with a hose: This is the least recommended irrigation system since it wastes a lot of water and does not provide a good uniformity; some areas receive more water than others. This is why it is often used in small surfaces. It is not recommended for watering lawns, but in the trees, it may be the right one.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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