So now you have a beautiful landscaping with many plants, some trees, a great lawn, shrubs and other plant forms. 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. If you seek advice from your landscaping company, they would surely ask you to install an irrigation system that will help provide regular water supply to your plants.
There are various types of irrigation systems that you can use for your landscaping.
The cheapest way that can help you water your plants is by storing rain water in a water storage tank that will collect 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. Sometimes government regulates water usage during dry months, then despite this, if you have rainwater storage tank, you can still water your plants lavishly with your stored rainwater. If you use rain water for your plants, you are assured that they are pure and contain no chemicals like what you find in water coming from your faucet.
You can also use the drip water system to irrigate your landscape. In a drip water system, you have pipes laid on your garden with small dripping devices installed directly where the plants are and these are constantly giving your plants drips of water. With this system, you are sure that the plants get water all the time. The downside of drip systems is their use of electric power to run the system continuously, which is necessary for your plants. If you use this system, your electric bill will definitely increase because of increase in power consumption.
You can also use a sprinkler system of irrigation for your landscaping. This is also a good system for irrigating your lawn since you can place the sprinkler heads connected to the pipes at specified distances that will allow you to cover the whole area. This is just like rain falling to the ground. 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.
There are many variations you can find with different irrigation systems. Whatever you install for your landscape, you are assured that your plants are receiving the amount of water that they need in order to survive. When the proper irrigation system is installed, you can enjoy your garden for as long as you want.