If you had hired a landscaping company to landscape your property, then you now have a beautiful garden full of healthy plants, trees, and a great lawn. As a homeowner you would want to keep your garden landscaping as beautiful as it is from day one. However, without maintenance, this would not be possible. If you are to maintain your plants, then the first thing you need to do is to give them water regularly. You lawn care company will advise you to put an irrigation system to your landscaping to ensure that you plants get the right amount of water that they need to thrive well.
If you are looking for a good irrigation system for your landscaping, you can actually find many types in the market today.
One way and perhaps the cheapest way is to build a water storage tank that can store rain water during the rainy days. With a water storage tank, rain water will be stored during the rainy days so you have free water to give to your plants for their needs. During dry months, when water usage is regulated, you are able to water your plants generously with stored rain water. Another great thing about using rainwater to water your plants is that it does not contain any chemicals that you find in water coming from your local water district.
Another type of irrigation system is called a drip water system. As the name indicates, water drips from dripping devices connected to a water pipe directly to the plants. This drip system is a sure way of providing the water needs of your plants daily. However, drip systems are usually powered electrically and it has to be run continuously. If you use this system, your electric bill will definitely increase because of increase in power consumption.
When you go to parks you usually see sprinklers all over the lawn, and this is another type of irrigation system for your landscaping. Sprinkler systems are able to cover the whole lawn area because the sprinkler heads connected to the water pipes can be distributed around the lawn at specific distances. Sprinklers are just like rain coming from the clouds. These water sprinklers can either be installed above ground or underground. Underground water sprinkler systems are ideal if you don’t want people or animals to cause any damage to the system.
Variations can be made of these irrigation systems. Keeping your plants in a good condition requires the best irrigation system that will supply them with the proper amount of water. You can have a great looking garden all the time with the right irrigation system installed in your garden.