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A healthy garden with full of lush and greeneries needs to be maintained regularly. Its plants must be given its proper nurture and care. The only way to do this is by having a sprinkler and irrigation systems in your home for your yard and garden. Most experts agree that a healthy and beautiful garden considerably increases the value of your home.

Although you can water your garden without the use of sprinklers and irrigation system, it can be a very taxing job to do; you will consume a lot of time and effort to do this chore. You can avoid all these hassles by installing sprinklers and irrigation system in your yard.

There are several types of sprinklers for irrigating your garden and some are listed below:

  • Spray sprinklers they make beautiful fountains of water in small droplets. They are ideal for equal water distribution.

  • Rotors they offer a compact water torrent and distributes the water through a rotating movement. They are ideal for plants that need more water and they can reach distances.

  • Timed and automatic sprinklers These are efficient if most of the time you are not home. Even if you go on vacation you can rely on these systems to automatically water your garden.

  • Underground sprinklers These are hidden underneath the ground and surfaces only when it is time to spray through a device. These are excellent for avoiding mower collision and lesser chances of children tripping over the nozzles.

While these devices are great for your garden and yard, they however need some maintenance and care. There are adjustments that need to be done from time to time because if neglected for some length of time, could lead to unnecessary high water bills and wastage of water. You can avoid these problems by doing the following steps:

  • Fine tune the pressure of the sprinklers so as not to over water the plants.

  • Consider the kind of plants that is in your garden so that you will be aware of their watering needs and thus be able to estimate the right amount of watering they need.

  • Continuous spraying is not advisable because plants are not capable of absorbing water at fast rate, some of the water will just go to waste. There must be an interval of at least an hour before the next spraying.

  • Make use of your sprinklers efficiently by operating them between 7 to 10 AM and after 4 PM when the sun is not at its hottest; this can make the water evaporate leaving your lawn insufficiently irrigated.

Your irrigation system for your garden must always be in proportion to the needs of your lawn and garden; though there a several types of garden irrigation systems that you can choose from, it is better to consult a knowledgeable person that can give you the correct advice as to the kind of system that is suitable for your garden.
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