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How to Irrigate The Garden

Here are some valuable tips that we have gathered from various sources about which are the best irrigation methods for our plants.

In the garden wherever we can do it like in a garden or on a terrace, it is essential to keep the soil always moist. But how do you water the plants correctly? How can you not waste water and use it to the fullest?

Taking proper care of your garden whether it is in a large open space or located on a balcony is not difficult just use some tricks that help the plants to grow well and above all to receive the necessary water and sufficient without unnecessary waste.


Here are some valuable tips that we have gathered listening to the voice of some experts, who have shown us which are the best irrigation methods for our plants:


This is what we traditionally do with a water pipe and with a rain shower, which allows us to wet plants and leaves without distinction. However, with the risk of ruining the flowers or favoring the rot of the fruits. In reality, rain irrigation is advisable only in two cases: before working the soil to make it soft and after sowing.


With this type of irrigation for the vegetable garden the water pipe is placed on the ground between one plant and another and water is allowed to fill the walkway. It is a preferable method to rain irrigation because it safeguards flowers, leaves and fruits. In irrigation by sliding, the system is valid if an important assumption is respected: the bridges, that is the strips of land lateral to the plants which must be quite narrow and not too far apart to avoid water dispersion. On the other hand, the water consumption of this technique is quite high due to the fact that we bathe not only the plants but also without distinction, the soil, and a lot of water is destined to be lost by evaporation.


A good system to water the land and plants of the garden, even when we are away from home during the summer, is to use the dripping wing, or the pipe with small holes at regular intervals (usually 30 centimeters) from which the water comes out. Each small hole lets out two liters of water per hour, wetting the surrounding soil: keep this in mind if you plan this type of watering or best hydroponic watering system.

The limits of the dripline system are two. The first is that each hole provides a fixed amount of water: if a plant needs it in greater quantity than another (for example lettuce with regard to garlic plants), we can only roll up the tube in order to make it happen near the plant more holes. The second limitation is that, especially in areas where tap water is rich in calcium, the holes can easily be blocked by limestone. We must therefore control them and not assume that they are always free.


The dripper has this advantage: it supplies each plant with the water it actually needs. There are drippers of various sizes: from zero to 5 liters per hour and they are all adjustable. With the drippers the plant is customized, and there will never be any waste of water. The consumption is less than a fifth compared to the sliding mechanism.


It is a tube usually micro-perforated of standard size which allows the water to weep uniformly. It is ideal for constantly moistening the ground which is easy to install and it can be buried that it acts in the same way in a flat or sloping terrain.

Those who have a terrace, a small garden or a small garden will not need a timer with multiple programs. Obviously in the decision we must also consider the cost.

An irrigation control unit with four programs will certainly have a higher cost than the one that only has one.

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