Types of Irrigation Systems in your Garden

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Types of Irrigation Systems in your Garden

Types of Irrigation Systems

When it comes to irrigation systems products for residential, agricultural and commercial purposes, customers often have a hard time figuring out what product they should be having installed at their location. Even if you have found a quality company, such as CQ Pump & Irrigation, to visit your location and complete the installation of water pumps in the Central Highlands, you are going to need to figure out the type of system you want installed at your location. With that in mind, we can take a look at some of the different irrigation products and systems that are available, along with the type of uses that make sense for each system.

Center Pivot Irrigation

A slightly older system, the center pivot irrigation system consists of steel pipes that are joined together and supported with trusses, with the pipes mounted onto towers with wheels. These towers are set in certain positions, with sprinklers added on top. The towers move in a circular motion, ensuring the sprinklers get water to every part of the area in an even manner. These systems are more common in an agricultural or industrial setting, as they are fairly unnecessary for parks or home gardens.

Drip Irrigation

Many experts will tell you that a drip irrigation system is the most efficient way to get water to the grass and plants at your location. When the installation of the system, along with the installation of tanks and water pumps in the Central Highlands, is completed by a company who knows what they are doing, you are going to end up using far less water on an annual basis. Companies such as CQ Pump & Irrigation are happy to assist in the installation and irrigation equipment servicing of these systems.

Sprinkler Systems

The outer portions of sprinkler systems are what you probably see at most homes and office buildings in the area. With most of the system buried underground, the only part you will see is the sprinklers and spray guns. These systems are great for parks, sports fields, gardens and green areas around office buildings. They are easy to install, and the installation company often provides irrigation equipment servicing if you ever run into any problems with your sprinkler system. Keep in mind, even a sprinkler system is going to require the proper installation of pumps and water tanks in the Central Highlands.

Rotary Systems

When the surface area that needs watering is too large for a sprinkler system to work effectively, the rotary system is a good alternative. The base units of this system are similar to a sprinkler system, which means you will have to get the installation of pumps water tanks in the Central Highlands completed by a top company. However, the front-end of the system uses larger, more maneuverable sprinklers that are capable of reaching distances as far as 100 feet at a time. The rotary system is a great way to get sufficient water to a larger surface area without sacrificing cost-effectiveness or water usage.

Designing and Installing your Irrigation System Requires the Following

Once you have planned your landscape, but before you plant, it is time to design and put in an irrigation system. It should be based on the type and setting of your landscape plants. You can design and install the system yourself. This decision depends on your capability and the time you have to dedicate to the project.

This section is intended to give a general idea of irrigation approaches for general and desert gardens. Nuts and bolts information on how to install your own irrigation system can be obtained by visiting our recommended source for irrigation system components.

Irrigation components should be based on your landscape requirements and the capabilities of your home plumbing system. The following are three things you should do at first.

1- Utilize a pressure gauge to establish static water pressure (psi). Do this at the exterior faucet when no water is running inside or outside. Take numerous readings during the day and use the lowest reading to design your irrigation system.

2- Sketch your landscape plan on graph paper. Incorporate all trees, shrubs, turf grass, and groundcover areas, as well as hardscapes. Mark the location of the service line to your home.

3- Determine the size of the service line running from the street to your house and document the size of your water meter.

Here are some design ideas and installation tips for your landscaping irrigation system

1- Split landscaping areas to be irrigated into squares and rectangles when possible.

2- Mount sprinklers in corners first. Then, install them around the perimeter and finally, in the center as needed for full coverage.

3- Choose sprinkler heads according to existing water pressure. If your static water pressure is less than 40 psi, use plastic heads rather than brass.

4- Irrigate shrubs, trees, and flower beds with drip systems when possible.

drip irrigation 5.Space sprinkler heads for head to head coverage.

6- Choose sprinkler types (impulse, closed case rotors, spray heads, and bubblers) according to the size and use of the backyard area.

7- More than a few circuits are needed due to water pressure and volume limitations. Every circuit is controlled by one valve. Group control valves together in a convenient location for easy access.

8- Think about installing an automatic timer. Choose a timer that is well suited with your irrigation scheduling needs.

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