Why Irrigation Is Important

Water is an essential aspect of all of our lives, from the plants in your garden to the birds flying over it and with such sparse and seasonal rainfall in Australia there is a high chance that your gardens might not be getting enough water to sustain themselves. But did you know that watering them too much or not enough could be detrimental to your plants and gardens? Read on to learn why irrigation is important for the longevity and health of your gardens and why it’s the intelligent use of water.

There are several benefits to having an irrigation system done properly for you and your yard. A professional irrigation system will help you produce and maintain a beautiful lawn and healthy hydrated garden beds while also saving you the time, money, and effort you might otherwise expend manually watering your grass.

The protection of your yard, plants, and trees from ineffective watering and drought is one of the irrigation system’s most evident advantages. The right amount of water is delivered to your plants and grass thanks to a well-designed system. A Well designed system will be one that reaches every corner of your gardens leaving nothing unwatered. A lot of the newer irrigation systems have programmable computers in them which means you can completely customise what gets watered and how much and for how long on whichever day you want all without having to touch a thing.

Installing an Irrigation system to this landspace

Naturally, ensuring that any extra water is removed from your lawn is just as crucial as making sure your lawn receives an adequate amount of water. It’s just as bad as not having enough water, if not worse. Overwatering can damage your soil, drown your plants, and even encourage the growth of weeds. You can manage how much water you use with the aid of an irrigation system. A good irrigation system should have proper absorption and drainage.Too little water will cause plants to wilt and die, while too much water can damage roots and leaves.

Plants Need Water.

If you own a garden, then you probably understand how important it is to keep your plants healthy. Below are some of the reason why plants need water:

  • The productivity of irrigated land is more than the un-irrigated land.
  • Seeds cannot grow in dry soil as moisture is necessary for the germination of seeds. With the help of irrigation, the required moisture content of soil for the growth of seeds can be assured.
  • Water helps plants control their body temperature.
  • Plants receive vital nutrients from water.
Landscape Irrigation

Plants Need Water to Grow.

If you own a garden, chances are you need to water your plants at some point during the day. However, there are times when watering your plants isn’t necessary. For example, if you live in an area with mild weather year-round, you probably won’t need to water your garden every day. On the other hand, if you live in a place where temperatures fluctuate between hot and cold, you might need to water your plants more often.

Too Much Water Can Be Harmful.

Plants require water to survive. They also need water to thrive. But how much water do plants actually need? It depends on several factors, such as the type of plant, its size, and the climate. In general, plants need 1 inch of water per week. This means that if you water your plants once a week, you will provide them with adequate amounts of water.

When is a good time to lay irrigation? You may ask yourself, well the good thing about irrigation is it’s never too late to put some in. Although in saying that, it would be advised to lay irrigation towards the end a landscape renovation job or even a turfing job as laying irrigation does involve some digging down into the earth. If you’re in need of irrigation or simply want to water your lawns without having to leave the comfort of your couch, you now can! Get in touch with our team at 1300 4 Gardening to see how we can create your ideal landscape dreams.