Different Types of Irrigation Systems


Water-tight benches or movable trays can be installed t […]

Water-tight benches or movable trays can be installed to help with drainage. They're usually made of fiberglass or plastic and are perfectly level to ensure a uniform depth of liquid. Water is distributed evenly and drained rapidly. When not in use, these benches can be moved to other parts of the yard. They're also equipped with channels in the bottom that help the water to distribute evenly and drain quickly. Water supply is also controlled from above to prevent clogging of channels. The benches' top can then dry up quickly and easily.

Water trays and saucers reduce runoff
Using water trays and saucers in your irrigation system can greatly reduce runoff and leaching from your drip irrigation system. They are inexpensive and reusable, and can catch the water that is not used by your potted plants during overhead watering. It's also important to give water collected in these containers time to evaporate and absorb. By allowing water to drain into a water tray or saucer, you'll be reducing your fertilizer and watering costs.

When water is left in a pot or saucer, it will build up salt in the soil. High salinity can cause plants not to grow well. In addition to the potential nutrient problem, it can cause the roots to rot. Drainage water can also be recycled and can be used again on a different plant. A water tray or saucer can also be used as a raised bed in your garden.

Drip irrigation is more efficient than other methods
Drip irrigation is a more effective method of irrigation than other methods. This method of irrigation minimizes the amount of vertical lift required, while applying a small, focused application of water and nutrients to the plant's root zone. Drip irrigation also requires less water pressure than sprinkler systems, allowing for smaller irrigation volumes, and reducing evaporation and seepage losses. In addition to its water savings, drip irrigation also helps reduce costs associated with fertilizer and pesticide application.

The effectiveness of drip irrigation depends on the type of soil in your area. Soil types affect the depth of drip tapes and distances between premitters. Soil type also determines the duration of irrigation, as overwatering can wash fertilizers out of the root zone. If you have a sandy soil, you should irrigate more frequently. For heavy soils, irrigate less frequently. The longer watering intervals minimize the chance of leaching fertilizers.