by Gillian Peters
(Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Irrigation is an important part of any garden landscaping.
Irrigation is an important component of planning your home landscaping.That is because it plays a crucial role in the overall function of your landscape.
Irrigation brings water to your plants and without it, your plants will die and the time and energy you invested on building your landscape will be put to waste.
There are several considerations when irrigating your landscape. Below is a list of some of them.
1. Find a water source that’s efficient as possible. Regardless of the size of your lawn, you will need to water it regularly in order for the plants to survive.
You must therefore find a cost-efficient way to do it. You don’t even have to use sprinklers all the time. What you can do, for example, is direct rain water from your roof to your lawn.
2. Check your equipment for damage. If the pieces of equipment that you use for irrigation is defective, you waste water and money for something that cannot do its job well anyway.
So regularly check your hoses, sprinklers and other water equipment for damage because you can save a lot of money by doing this. As a rule of thumb, immediately change whatever broken equipment that you have in your garden.
3. Do your watering early in the day – this method is another cost-saver because by watering your plants early in the day, the water doesn’t evaporate easily. This ensures you that you are using your resources well and that nothing goes to waste.