It is National Gardening Day and watering your container plants using drip irrigation can help keep your garden looking top notch! This is the easiest and most efficient way to water pots. Think of it as an automatic watering system for containers and pots. The more attention you give your potted plants, the better they will look.
However, it is not always easy to give these plants the care and attention they need. An automated drip-irrigation system that applies water slowly to the roots of the plants, helps eliminate harmful fluctuations in soil moisture. An added bonus also includes not having to water the plants by hand and dragging around a hose. Not only do self-watering plant pots make your life a whole lot easier, it is also better for your plants too!
A container irrigation system might be all you will need to help your plants grow and thrive over the long summer months. Your budget will depend on how many pots you have in your container garden. Container irrigation systems can be a great way to help save your plants, save you time and yes… save money!
To start, you must make sure to have a backflow prevention device that keeps irrigation water from flowing back into the house water lines. You also must have a pressure regulator that lowers the incoming water pressure to a level the drip system can handle. You will also need a filter that traps particles that could clog emitters, or a compression fitting that connects the tubing to the pressure regulator.
The best way to hook up a drip system is by connecting it to a water line using an automatic valve and an automatic controller.
Once everything is installed and tested, set the timer to run on schedule so you do not need to worry about watering those pots again!
Does this sound great but a little complicated? No worries – Sprinkalawn has you covered. Contact us today for a system audit including adding container sprinkler heads – designed specifically for containers!