You know your plants need water to look their best, but the traditional method of watering by hand might be overdoing it. A drip irrigation system is an efficient alternative. It should be on your garden tools list. It delivers water straight to the roots. Follow these steps for an installation that will keep your landscape looking great. Drip systems are excellent irrigation solutions and you can buy them in knits.
For a typical installation, the drip irrigation supplies you’ll need is an irrigation kit and accessories, mason string and stakes, a hammer, a trenching shovel, utility knife, work gloves and safety glasses. Of course you want to follow the instructions for your system. In most cases, start by marking your system’s path using mason string and stakes. Position the stakes where you place the water emitters. Use a trenching shovel to dig along the lines.
Next connect the backflow preventer, the pressure regulator, and filter to the water supply. Lay the lengths of your system along the trenches. Connect the tubing and fittings. Don’t attach the emitters just yet. Turn on the water to flush dirt out of the system, then attach the emitters. There are many different types of emitters available. If you have a timer, install it following the instructions. A timer can help you save water. You can set the watering time. It can turn on and off automatically. To large extent, you can save water when using it. After testing the system, cover the trenches and you’re done.
With a drip irrigation system, your plants will get the water they need to stay healthy and look great.