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Why Choose A Sprinkler Irrigation System?

When you spend hours planting a garden, you want to do everything you can to ensure it thrives. There are a number of things that plants need in order to survive, but primarily access to clean air, sunlight, and, of course, water are the key components.

Sun and air are often easy to supply to your plants, but water, however, may be a different situation. When you live in area that has little rainfall, you will have to find another way to ensure your plants get the moisture they need to grow.

In this case you want to consider a sprinkler irrigation system.

Different Ways to Supply Water

There are a number of different ways to get water to your plants. The first is by using supply lines to get the water directly underneath your plants, where it is needed the most. The problem with this is that you have to plan extensively beforehand to make sure that you are getting the lines where they need to be. You also will have a hard time changing things later, if you decide that the lines are not the way you’d like them to be.

Another possible supply method is a drip irrigation system. This method uses lines above the garden area to drip water down onto the plants. Greenhouses generally use this method to water their plants. While it is a good system for a small greenhouse, it can be expensive to set up when you have a very large area to cover, especially when the area is outdoors.

Most people who have larger areas to cover, though, choose to use a sprinkler irrigation system. A sprinkler system works by pumping water through lines, located either above or under the ground, into a head that distributes the water into the air to simulate rainfall.

One of the good things about an installed sprinkler system is that it can be used no matter how large, or small, your garden area is. You can buy a small system that will cover an average sized yard for a few dollars, or you can spend thousands hooking up acres of farmland. No matter what size you have to worry about, a sprinkler system can help to ensure that all of your greenery gets watered.

Automatic Watering

One feature that many people love about an above ground sprinkler system is that it can be set to water the greenery on its own. Plant experts agree that the best time to water your plants is either early in the morning before the sun has risen or after dusk when the sun has fallen.

A system like this, though, can make certain you do not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to take care of your plants. Virtually maintenance free, especially if you choose to have the piping above ground, you’ll find lots of great benefits with this type of system. You can easily see if there is a problem, and all you need to replace it is a pipe or a sprinkler head before you’re ready to water again.

Whether you have an outdoor garden to take care of or a lawn that requires frequent watering, a sprinkler irrigation system can be the most inexpensive way to take care of your lawn or garden.

For more information on irrigations systems, please read these articles:

Six tips on installing a sprinkler system

Spring maintenance for your sprinkler system

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