Installing a Drip Irrigation System For Your Japanese Trees!
If you’re searching for ways to keep your garden watered without wasting a lot of time and money, you’ve probably already been through a lot of options in your mind. Maybe you’ve considered a sprinkler, a hose, or maybe a good old-fashioned watering can. All of these methods could possibly be convenient, but most of your time you will end up wasting water on plants that don’t need anymore. If you live in a very drought stricken area like I do, you recognize that every bit of water supply counts. I ended up acquiring a brand new drip irrigation system. I haven’t regretted this decision at all.
When you install a drip irrigation system, it’s possible to make a decision of two varieties: above ground and below ground. The above ground version drips small levels of water continuously onto the ground, and allows it to soak in. It is all regulated by means of a pressure controller, which ensures that the water just gets out at a drip instead of a spray or a stream. These pressure regulators are very inexpensive. The entire drip system can be set on top of a pressure regulator plus a garden hose pipe with holes poked in it (eventhough it is ideal for you to get yourself a pipe designed for this type of use,
I’ve discovered that the hose method works acceptably).
The underground system is a bit more of a pain to set up and preserve. But if you’re really into the aesthetic element of your backyard and don’t want any visible watering system, then you certainly might consider it more than worth it. It’s fundamentally the same as the above ground version, just a small trench is dug for the hose or pipe prior to any planting. This enables the water immediate accessibility to the roots for the most watering efficiency. Plus, you can impress your neighbors by having a beautiful garden without ever going outside to water it! They’ll be baffled.
To decide between both the systems, you have to take several things into account. Do you have the same plant layout year round? If it is always changing, you probably won’t want to bury your hose. It may be a pain to dig it up and re-align it with all your new plants annually approximately. Even if your plant layout never changes, you need to consider how much you really mind seeing a hose within your garden. If it truly bothers one to the extent that you’re happy to work for a couple of hours to get rid of it, then
of course bury it. But otherwise I would suggest staying above ground if for nothing else than the convenience of repairing and rearranging.
So if you’re looking for an easy, cheap, convenient, and efficient alternative watering method, you should go out to the gardening store today and purchase the necessary items to install a drip irrigation system. I think you’ll be surprised at just how uch easier it is to maintain a garden after you have it.