Everything in this life has duties attached to them, even flowers. Keeping flowers means you have to water them regularly if you want them to survive. This applies to all kinds of flowers, even the most tolerant ones.
Watering the flowers regularly is not always easy to do. There are just days that it is hard to keep up with your plants’ needs. Other times, you might not even be available to do the job. This is why having an irrigation system is important. It can ease your workload and ensure that the flowers get water no matter what. Here, we look at the different ways in which you can water your flowers through an irrigation system.
What To Consider When Creating An Irrigation System
Before you create an irrigation system, there are many factors you have to take into consideration, but at the top of that list is the variety in your garden. The different flowers in your garden mean the water needs would vary and how frequently you water them. This is why it is best that you plan your flowers such that plants with similar water needs are together. This ensures that the watering is easy and reduces the risk of overwatering neighboring plants.
When planning, it also helps to classify perennial plants differently from annual plants since annual plants require frequent watering due to their shallow roots as compared to perennial plants with deep roots. There are several ways you can go about creating an irrigation system. Here are some ways to go about it.
Install a Sprinkler
This is the simplest way to get the irrigation you need. Of course, it works mostly for garden flowers. You can choose to do it yourself, but it is best to call a professional. PVC pipes, valves, sprinkler heads, and controllers are all you need.
For your potted plants, you can put your empty wine bottles to good use. This is best for plants in need of daily watering. As long as the bottle has a cap, all you have to do is fill the bottle with water, puncture holes in the cap and place it headfirst into the flower pot.
This is another method for plants requiring regular watering. Just fill the bathtub with water, lay a towel on the water, and place your plants in the towel. Ensure the pot has good drainage so the water will reach the roots.
Water Wick Irrigation
All you need for this are cotton ropes and a container filled with water. Put one end of the rope in the water and the other in soil. You can set this up for multiple plants, and they will all get the watering you want.
Automatic sprinklers are the best way to create an irrigation system, but there are also simpler and more DIY ways to do it.