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DIY garden irrigation system

DIY garden irrigation system

Constantly watering the plants is the main way to make them healthy and thriving. But doing it all day can be impossible, with the commitments of modern life; and even if you water it methodically, you will still have to abandon it for the summer, when you go on vacation. The best solution is therefore to build a DIY garden irrigation system. In this way you not only ensure a constant supply of water to your garden, but you also avoid the very substantial costs that you have by buying a ready-made one. To do this you need some precautions. First, you need to check how much water your garden needs. To do this, you not only have to look at which plants you intend to grow, but also the climate and the type of soil you have. Furthermore,

Choice of the irrigation system


Once you have decided how much water you need, you need to check its actual availability. To do this, get yourself a bucket and a pressure gauge; the first will be used to control the water flow rate (checking how long it takes to fill) and the second its pressure (by screwing it onto the tap). Once these two factors have been checked, you can move on to choosing a DIY garden irrigation system. There are various types of irrigation systems. The first is the above ground system, which consists of distributing water in fixed or mobile pipes resting on the ground up to the areas to be irrigated. The second is the drip irrigation system, which uses perforated or transpiring pipes to diffuse the water. The third type of plant is the underground one, which waters underground or with retractable jets. Once we have chosen which of these three types we want to build, we move on to the design phase.

Design of a do-it-yourself irrigation system


Perhaps the most important step in building a DIY garden irrigation system is the design. To do this, you need to take paper, tape measure and pen, and, after measuring our garden, reproduce it on the sheet. Once this is done, and having also marked the main obstacles in the topology of the yard, in addition to the genera of plants and their general positions, we can go on to design the guidelines of the irrigation system. It must be remembered that usually no more than five sprinklers are applied per water supply line, and that these have a radius ranging from zero to three hundred and sixty degrees. To better understand their range we can use a compass. In addition, it is also necessary to mark the access point to the water supply or to our supply well and to the electrical box.

Useful tips and costs


You should always keep in mind some useful tips that make it easier to create the implant. For example, remember that good planning makes garden work much easier. We must also think about the fact that the installation of a very large system is quite complex; it will be better to divide it into several sections, or ask for help from an expert. Also, before burying the irrigation system completely, make sure that it works correctly; discovering a mistake after burying most of the pipes creates a lot of unnecessary work. If, on the other hand, we have a very small garden, or even just a balcony, we can use a large tank and breathable pipes to water it, without having to carry out any major work.

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