Drip irrigation

The holidays are about to arrive and this means having to leave our plants unattended. To leave peacefully without worrying that the plants dry out, we can use a irrigation system automatic. Among the most valid ones we mention thedrip irrigation, a system that allows us to save water, time and effort. L'drip irrigation consists in giving the right daily amount of water to each plant, keeping the soil well oxygenated.

Drip irrigation, the method
L'drip irrigation provides for the delivery of water through special dispensers called drippers that can be adjusted, both in the flow and in the flow of water, by regulating the pressure with which the irrigation water comes out.
These drippers can be inserted on pipes placed in the ground or at a certain height with respect to the plants, other drippers, on the other hand, can be placed inside polyethylene pipes
The drippers are positioned on rods fixed into the ground with sturdy pegs: the height of the jet will be adjusted according to the height of the plants.
It is possible to change the range of the drippers thanks to the special adjustment tap if you want to water only the plants, without wasting water wetting the paths or the patio.


DIY drip irrigation
If we want, we can build an irrigation system in our garden ourselves. The first thing we need is the programmer that allows us to automatically and in a personalized way establish the quantity and frequency of daily irrigations. To carry out drip irrigation it will be sufficient to obtain a flexible collector tube to be inserted in the drippers. To save even more, we can drill the hose at various points.

Drip irrigation, useful tips

  • To irrigate lawns and flower beds you need 90 °, 180 ° and 360 ° drippers
  • For narrow and long surfaces, irrigation pipes with many small pores from which water comes out are sufficient
  • For small spaces or plants with delicate flowers it is better to opt for micro-nebulizers
  • For important surfaces such as large flower beds or portions of lawn, 360 ° rotating drippers are required

We can also use drip irrigation for vegetables, especially the more delicate ones,
Tomatoes, for example, can be irrigated with drippers, to avoid the risk of stagnation that can cause fungi. The salad and freshly sown land, on the other hand, can be irrigated from above with micro-sprayers mounted on rods, in order to produce a fine rain, very similar to natural rain.


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