Your outdoor water use accounts for 30 percent of your total water bill. It is therefore a good idea to include water-saving strategies in your landscape design. Although native plants and plants that are drought-tolerant can reduce the need for additional sprinkles irrigation, you still need to have an efficient method of irrigation for container and vegetable plants.
In-Ground Sprinkles Irrigation Systems
A new sprinkles irrigation system should be installed in your landscape after all the plants have been planted. This will ensure that the correct head delivers the required amount of water. Your plants should be divided pallet paintings into hydrozones, which are groups according to their water consumption.
Robert Schucker, president at R&S Landscaping gold wall sconce, Midland Park, N.J., says that the plant material should be watered with a specific sprinkles irrigation head adjacent to it. Pop-up sprayers are intended to be used in areas where similar plant material has watering requirements.
Because they have different water requirements, lawn sprinklers should be placed on a separate grid than perennials or shrub beds. A drip sprinkler irrigation system for perennials and shrubs is more efficient as it delivers water directly to the roots. You can improve the efficiency of an existing sprinkler irrigation system by replacing sprinkler heads with drip heads and adding timers.
Rain sensors turn off sprinklers when rain falls or adjust the settings to reflect the amount of rain. A controller for evapotranspiration uses real-time weather data and other data (including sun angles) to adjust the watering schedule.
Sprinkler Irrigation Options
Rain barrels and cisterns are a great way to reduce your water consumption. They also help the environment by reducing stormwater runoff. Rain barrels can be easily integrated into landscapes, even as an afterthought. They are inexpensive and simple to install. Cisterns are often located under decks or patios and require excavation. You will need to include the pump into your landscape design.
Rain Harvesting sprinkles irrigation
You can determine the right size rain-harvesting system for your landscape by analyzing your irrigation requirements between January and July and how much rain you property can capture.