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Characteristics of the different irrigation systems

Having a garden or orchard can bring us many satisfactions but, of course, it also requires that we dedicate the best care to plants, trees and shrubs. One of the best things you can do to facilitate and improve the maintenance and care of your plants is to install a suitable irrigation system, since it will save you work and help you not to waste water excessively. Of course, the irrigation systems are installed before placing any landscaping work (grass, plants …).

So if you plan to install a garden in your home, you may be interested in knowing the different types of irrigation systems that exist on the market. We list them below.

You may also be interested in: How to make a homemade drip irrigation system
  1. Sprinklers and diffusers
  2. Underground irrigation
  3. Drip irrigation
  4. Other systems

Sprinklers and diffusers

The most common systems are those with sprinklers (radius of water diffusion of 6 meters) or diffusers (radius of water diffusion of between 2 and 5 meters). In addition, we can also divide the sprinklers into pop-ups, which are the ones that come out when they are activated and are saved when they are turned off; and mobile phones, the classics that are put in the mouth of the hose and punctured on the ground.

Underground irrigation

On the other hand, we can find the underground irrigation system, which consists of placing a series of pipes buried at a depth of between 5 and 50 centimeters. It must be borne in mind that in this way a large amount of water is saved and the proliferation of weeds is avoided.

In addition, it allows wastewater to be recycled without odors. Of course, it is necessary to watch that there are no problems with the lime of the water and with the roots of the bushes and trees.

Drip irrigation

In places where water is scarce, the best option is drip irrigation, in which the liquid, which comes out of devices called emitters, reaches the very base of the plants. It is the ideal system for planters and large gardens. Although it is an ecological method and does not flood the ground, the emitters can get clogged with lime and impurities.

Other systems

In addition to the above, we can find exuding hoses with a porous surface for dry and sandy soils: micro-sprinklers , ideal for small areas; and the classic hose of a lifetime.

Of course, there are also automatic irrigation systems, which can be programmed and even have humidity sensors that are activated when the land needs water.

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Maria Anderson

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