Efficient ways to irrigate your garden

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Have you heard of micro irrigation?

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Micro-irrigation consists of supplying water slowly near the roots of the plants. Micro irrigation is ideal for drip irrigation of all plantations and massifs (hedges, trees, shrubs, potted plants) or to irrigate your vegetable garden or greenhouse. Micro irrigation can also be used to irrigate a plant wall, or to grow plants indoors, in hydroponics or aeroponics. Watering its garden thanks to micro-irrigation represents an ideal solution to save water consumption by reducing the flows and the volumes of irrigation, but also by irrigating the grounds of the garden without excess water at the root plants. Some plants are very sensitive to intensive watering.

Why use micro-irrigation?

wateringMicro irrigation can be helpful at so many levels:

  • To avoid over-watering and run-off.
  • Saving water.
  • Better diffusion of irrigation water.
  • Limits the proliferation of weeds.
  • Ideal for plants sensitive to intensive watering.
  • Compatible with all plants, flowers & vegetables.

What are the main differences with standard watering?

The flow rates are expressed in l / h (liter per hour) instead of m3 / h (cubic meter per hour).
The working pressure is between 1.0 and 3.5 bar.
The water is generally filtered from 75 to 120 microns.

In what cases can micro-irrigation be used?

garden-waterLocalized watering can be used in many situations:

  • Close by or scattered plants or a combination of the two.
  • Plants in pots.
  • Mountain vegetal indoor & outdoor.
  • Masses, rockeries, vegetable garden.
  • Ground slope or normal.
  • Solids, slopes or walls.
  • For a hydroponic or aeroponic system.

Some recommendations concerning micro-irrigation

Use a pressure regulator.
Filter the water to prevent clogging.
Take into account the type of plants and soil.
Purge the irrigation system regularly.