Even though societies around the world are adapting to a more urban, high-rise lifestyle in metropolis cities, plenty of people still prefer to live in their own detached homes with lovely gardens and be surrounded by nature. Even apartment dwellers have roof-top gardens to add some relaxing nature to their very busy city life.
If you relate to any of these people, this article is for you! We’re going to look at some important tips when it comes to gardening, especially garden plumbing systems. These tips will help you regardless if you’re a homeowner, apartment tenant, or designer.
1. A Modern Plumbing System for Your Garden
Installing a brand-new modern plumbing system in your backyard (or front yard) will help it make your garden last a lot longer and lessen maintenance problems.
But, without an advanced system, you won’t be able to achieve effective watering of your garden. Yes, the initial cost of installing a modern plumbing system will be expensive but it will pay itself over time due to lower water bills.
If you don’t have any experience with plumbing, it is highly recommended to hire a professional to help set it up so as to not waste both precious time and money. You can communicate with the plumbers so that they can accommodate your needs and wants for your plumbing system.
2. Consider Using Rainwater
Rainwater is a free and easy way to water your plants. To effectively use rainwater, you’re going to need decent rain collectors, space to store the water properly, and also a system so that it can water your plants effectively. Rainwater is a great backup water supply and it costs nothing.
You can prevent bugs from trespassing in your tank by connecting the intake to your roof’s runoff collecting system and covering it properly. Installing a pump can also speed up the draining process.
Make sure that you have control over both the water going into the rain tanks and the water coming from your mainline. The last thing you want is for your plants to become overwatered and your whole garden to get swamped.
3. Consider Plant Age When Watering
Your plant’s age is a huge factor when it comes to how often they have to be watered. Young plants will need extra water because their roots have not expanded enough to collect water effectively on their own. On the other hand, older plants may become overwatered if there is too much water. It is recommended to separate your plants by age if you plan on irrigating them.