Landscaping irrigation is a system which is implemented to create and maintain lawns, gardens etc. The primary goal of an irrigation system is to make sure water is provided regularly and evenly throughout a garden. A few places in the world will not need sophisticated irrigation systems; however, they are the exception to the rule. For the rest of us, more so in drier climates, lawn irrigation is needed every day. Whether it is simple or high-tech, irrigation systems send the right amount of water to all the right places, which is vital for lawn and garden care.
The kind of irrigation system greatly depends on numerous factors, like the size of a lawn or garden, location, utilities, and any environmental regulations. It also depends on the different plant life which is involved, like trees, flowers, vegetables, and even grass. Even with all the factors involved in landscape irrigation, there are only four kinds of irrigation available. These are drip, mobile, overhead, and underground irrigation systems.
Drip are normally used for vegetable and flower gardens. It can be as basic as installing overhead pipes that have small holes to allow water to drip at a steady rate to more sophisticated ones which use special components in order to control the flow of water. Drip irrigation is said to be the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly sprinkler system, which uses twice the amount of water in order to maintain a garden or landscape.
Mobile ones are the preferred systems when performing lawn irrigation and are suitable for flower and vegetable gardens too. This kind of systems use garden hoses and sprinklers. Mobile systems need to be moved periodically, which does present problems for time-conscious homeowners. So, if you are thinking of having an irrigation system installed, speak to your local landscaper for help and advice.