Automated Watering Systems Part 2
This is a continuation of our previous post – Automated Watering Systems Part 1.
Improved Sprinkler Heads
Traditional sprinklers lose up to 50 percent of the water they spray through evaporation. New drip emitters and microsprinkler heads, connected by individual tubes to a main hose solve that problem. The small sprinkler heads dribble or spray water a little at a time to large individual plants or small sections of flower beds.
Fully Automated Systems
An automatic irrigation system that is installed correctly will not only save you work but will water more regularly and evenly and yield a lush lawn and healthier plants. A properly installed system is nearly invisible and is tailor-made for your property so that every inch of lawn and every garden plant will get just the right amount of water. The installation requires meticulous calculations and specialized techniques so choose a contractor who is experienced in sprinkler systems. A typical automatic system will have several zones, meaning that sprinklers will come on in different areas of your yard at different times. A timer will control each zone. The system can then water not only large expanses of lawn but also perennial and annual beds as well as shrubs and trees. With careful planning, even vegetable gardens can be automatically watered. Drip emitters and microsprinklers make it possible to water your container plants automatically too.