How does your garden grow? If it grows patchy, unruly, soggy, or dry, you might
need a little help with your irrigation system! An irrigation system doesn’t need to
be a complicated ordeal and you can totally get started over the long weekend
today! Here are some of our best tips for properly irrigating your garden.
Arrange Your Garden Properly
First things first, arrange your flower beds and garden with irrigation in mind.
Passageways and dramatic swoops can look beautifully appealing from far away, but
if your plants aren’t properly irrigated, nobody will notice anyways! Line your beds
in just one or two directions at a time so that irrigation is much simpler. When you
start planting at the beginning of the year, keep future irrigation in mind.
Keep It Simple
There are countless irrigation systems on the market with varying degrees of
efficacy and ease of use. Unless you are a master gardener or very familiar with the
concept of irrigation, keep it simple. Your irrigation system should contain:
A main water line, or hose, that takes water from the source to your garden
An irrigation line (or more) that takes the water from the main water line
and distributes it throughout the garden
Water emitters that are small sprinklers along the length of the garden, used
to help out plants that need more water than the rest
Connections that help to join the main water line and various irrigation lines
at the joints throughout your flower or vegetable garden beds
Filters and valves along the length of the tubing to help prevent clogs before
they occur (particularly important if your garden water comes from a lake or
Timers to turn on and off the irrigation system so that you never need to
worry about whether your plants are being properly watered
Now that the hard part is over, it’s time to take care of your garden irrigation
system. Check the filter on a regular basis to make sure everything is flowing
properly. Check the soil around your plants to make sure that you are giving
everything the perfect amount of water.
Prevent Lawn Flooding with Aqua Bright
Whatever the cause of your landscaping or hardscaping woes, the professionals at
Aqua Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear
what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online. For more
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