Water is essential for plants of all kinds to survive and thrive, but it’s easy to over- or under-water. Depending on the size of your garden, lawn, or farm, a built-in irrigation or sprinkler system may work better than watering with a garden hose. These systems allow for more control, as they deliver water directly to roots. As a result, all your plants will thrive.
Deciding on an Irrigation or Sprinkler System
Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Crops
Whether you’ve got a farm with large crops or you’re growing fruits and vegetables in your backyard, drip irrigation systems work best. However, they usually require some pre-planning so you don’t disturb current crops. For smaller, established gardens, soaker hoses will ensure most of the water goes directly to the roots. Riser pipes and pop-up sprinkler systems are also a smart choice for backyard gardens.
Annuals & Perennials
Annuals and perennials require more care, as overhead watering can cause them to tip, fade, or even develop diseases. To avoid this in an established flowerbed, use soaker hoses at the roots. If you’re planning a new flowerbed, choose drip-emitter lines for closely spaced beds and individual drip-emitter irrigation for widely spaced ones.
Trees & Shrubs
Trees and shrubs are fairly low-maintenance, but they may benefit from an occasional deep watering with a soaker hose. Drip-emitters or micro-sprinkler systems are most efficient for these types of plants.
Lawns & Ground Cover
If you want a low-maintenance lawn, an in-ground, pop-up sprinkler system works best. These sprinklers also work well for ground cover like leadwort or willow. In-ground sprinklers on risers are excellent for roses, as the water will spray straight out, rather than up at the foliage.
Choosing an irrigation or sprinkler system for your farm, garden, or lawn isn’t always easy. If you still aren’t sure which option will work best, turn to the sprinkler and irrigation experts at Wisdom Industries in Aiea, HI. With more than 40 years of experience, they’ll ensure you get the perfect irrigation system for your needs. Visit their website to learn more about their products or call (808) 839-0006 to speak with someone today.