How To Achieve Landscape Irrigation?

 

This is a watering system that is created in a way that can help to water and maintain large spaces of gardens or lawns in homes or commercial areas. Irrigation system for landscaped areas is developed in a manner that water is distributed in an even and regular way across a landscape. It is best to design and use a well thought out landscape watering system which will ensure even and equitable flow of water through a landscaped area.

How such a system is designed?

In order to design an irrigation system for landscaping, the size or area of the garden, the lawn as well as geographical location and other utilities need to be considered. The kind of vegetation that exists will also determine the system to be designed. For instance, if there are levels of land, including corrugated raised garden beds these need a certain way of watering to be done. Hence, irrigation system for a garden or lawn can include mobile systems, drip systems or overhead systems as well as underground systems.

Drip systems

These are beneficial when you have vegetable and flower gardens to water. You can install overhead piping with holes that allow water to drip out in a certain rate. Some sophisticated systems will also control the flow of water in these systems. They are beneficial for watering corrugated raised garden beds. This kind of watering system is effective yet simple and is a cost effective measure.

Mobile systems

These are used for watering lawns as well as for vegetable and flower gardens. Here standard hoses are used as well as sprinklers. These can be moved around and watering can be done manually. Sprinklers can be moved and placed in different points of a landscaped area to water the areas effectively. Mobile systems can be reconstructed and moved around. However, for those who are time bound and cannot be manually tending to their gardens, these systems can prove to be a time consuming task.

Overhead systems and others

The overhead systems usually make use of in flower gardens or vegetable patches. However, for lawn irrigation it might not be the solution to opt for. Overhead irrigation cannot be used when there are open spaces of gardens and lawns without overhanging structures. If you wish to implement an overhead system you can make do with tubes and pipes that are installed on stands and timed for water distribution. Other systems include underground irrigation, which includes sprinkler heads and automatic timers. These systems need to be created and are expensive to construct. They are usually set up in public areas where large spaces need to be watered. It is also considered to be an eco friendly way of irrigating the land.