Healthy, Automated Gardens

Automatic watering systems for vegetable garden

Garden irrigation systems offer several significant benefits for homeowners and businesses who love a well-maintained garden but don’t have enough time or resources to constantly monitor its daily maintenance. The benefits are truly numerous including time savings through automation, efficient watering through direct irrigation and much more. It’s no wonder that garden irrigation systems are becoming very popular all over the world. If you’re on the first steps of your journey in planning and installing an irrigation system for your garden, welcome – you’re at a great place to start.

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Irrigation system for a small vegetable garden

The benefits of irrigation systems

It all starts with effective and timely planning, and we’re here to make sure that this article walks you through each step of the process to make sure you get it right the first time.

Let’s start with a very important assumption: plants don’t get all the water they need from nature. Automatic irrigation systems allow you to:

  • Provide the water your plants need on a regular basis
  • Keep your garden healthy
  • Preserve your time
  • Have a healthy, well-kept garden even when you are not physically at home
  • Make maximum use of rainwater
  • Save in water consumption if you are in the process of selling ita 

And these are just some of the benefits of automatic watering systems. But since we’re at the base of our adventure, let’s start right at the beginning and then explore the topic.

What are automatic watering systems?

Automatic watering systems consist of a method of providing water throughout the garden effortlessly, with a simple network of pipes and outlets hidden around the garden itself. There are several types of irrigation systems designed to water specific areas of the garden. These include pop-up irrigation systems for watering the lawn, micro spray jets and mini irrigation systems for large planted areas, and drip irrigation systems for precise watering of plants in borders and pots. We can then equip ourselves with the best irrigation system according to our needs.

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Easy DIY automatic irrigation system for any garden

Moreover, automatic irrigation systems not only reduce the amount of water used to keep plants healthy, but they can also take advantage of a free resource like rainwater and turn it into the main tool for the well-being of your garden. This means we can help the environment by recycling water that would have otherwise gone to waste, which in turn can help you further reduce the cost of your water bills. If you decide to use a water tank or rainwater collector, you will also need to use an irrigation pump to connect your system to. The pump will need to be carefully selected to meet the requirements of the irrigation system you choose to install. But, as this is a topic to be discussed in more detail in a dedicated venue, we recommend that you do not do this system yourself but seek advice from an experienced gardener or plumber.

Irrigation systems and possible solutions

It is well known that automatic irrigation systems are much more efficient for watering the garden than using a common hose. By using a drip irrigation system, you can achieve water savings of up to 80%. All that irrigation systems are available at AB web shop.

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How to setup drip irrigation

It doesn’t matter what size your garden is or what plants or flowers you decide to take care of. There are several different irrigation systems that can help you figure out which system is best for you. However, it’s not just size and crops that should be considered, but also maintenance and installation time.

This is because, as you well know, it is one thing to take care of a flowerbed with lawn, but a garden with flowers and plants and lawn is a whole different matter.  In this case, in fact, you can choose a combination of different irrigation systems, use them simultaneously according to the needs of the garden and, very important, automate the irrigation processes according to the needs of the plants and, above all, of your time available.

In fact, you can decide to have fully automatic watering systems or, if you still want to get your hands dirty, semi-automatic ones, with the possibility of manually watering some plants or the whole garden, enjoying the cool evening air.

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