Watering the garden is a full time job in itself, especially if you have a fairly large one. Being able to adequately water your garden is not only helpful when you’re at home all the time, but it’s great to be able to take a vacation and not have to come back to dried up crops. Here are some watering systems for gardens that might help you during your growing season.
This method of watering is very efficient and economical. You can generally save 30 to 50 percent more water by installing a drip irrigation system. This method of watering plants is just what its name implies; it irrigates plants by dripping water from a pipe directly onto the soil it is lying on. There is less evaporation and runoff via this method. It’s also fairly easy to do it yourself and your plants will thank you.
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This is another water-saving and efficient method for watering the garden. Instead of drops of water being delivered to your plants, soaker hoses are filled with tiny pores that only release water as fast as the ground can absorb it. Here’s a video to see it in action.
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Bottles and Adapters
Whether you use old soda bottles and plastic adapters or wine bottles and ceramic adapters, these are a marvelous invention that someone came up with! There’s an assortment of these adapters available on today’s market and some do work better than others. It’s difficult to decide between them all! Essentially, they all slowly deliver water to the roots of the plant. These are best for larger plants that are planted far from a water source. Here’s a similar take on the wine bottle and ceramic adapter – ollas!
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I remember having a sprinkler in the yard when I was a kid. It was used in the garden a bit, but it seems like my sisters and I were playing in it more than the plants! They work great for a garden with very young plants, since most of the water will actually go into the dirt. However, once plants get larger, a lot of the water ends up on the leaves of the plants and evaporating into the air. Not only are sprinklers good for watering the garden, but they’re also helpful in scaring away critters trying to eat your crop!
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If you have a greenhouse, then this system is an excellent addition. It’s a bit of a process to put it up if you have a large greenhouse, but the time and water you save by installing it is amazing!
Whichever watering systems for gardens you decide on, I’m sure your plants will be thankful. Most of these watering systems not only make your plants happy, but you’ll save on water too, which should also make your wallet happy!
What type of watering system do you like the best?