Proper Irrigation for Gardens

You must irrigate your garden.

In other words, water your plants.

Watering your garden is and obvious way to help your plants grow and stay healthy.

Plants that don't get enough water are going to have a tough time developing properly. This can also make them more susceptible to damage by pests, which means more pests will be attracted to your garden. This is never good.

Think about the timing of your garden watering. Early morning is best. It gives the garden several hours to absorb the water in daylight conditions. During hotter weather, it reduces the chance of water evaporating before it has a chance to get to the roots. This also protects the plants from wilting under a hot sun.

You also need to understand how different plants have different watering needs. Seeds and seedlings will need more water close to the surface. More mature and established plants need water near the roots and in the subsoil. This means keeping the soil damp but not soaked. It's very important to not over-water the soil or plants.

This is why drip irrigation is an attractive option for garden irrigation. Drip irrigation scores high marks for its watering efficiency and ability to greatly reduce water waste. Drip irrigation delivers water right to the right, eliminating water runoff. The water seeps slowly into the root, one drip at a time. This is the reason for the low runoff. It also makes the possibility of water evaporation almost non-existent. Timers can be added to drip systems, to increase the watering efficiency.