Micro Watering Systems
The principle has been around since ancient times but modern technology means it is now a simple matter to install a micro watering system in virtually any garden. Most systems allow the amount of water to be controlled, from a few drips to a continuous drizzle to a fine spray. They are ideal for flower beds but can also be used for vegetables, pot plants, inside greenhouses or even in hanging baskets and window boxes.
Connecting your system to a water computer or timer provides even greater flexibility and means you never have to worry about leaving your garden unattended while on holiday or having to rely on friends or neighbours to look after your plants in your absence.
The systems are supplied as kits allowing you to tailor them to your specific needs and garden layout. A typical system will include a master unit to reduce the initial water pressure and a series of drip heads which can be positioned next the your individual plants. Other systems involve burying thin pipes to get the water closer to the plant roots, significantly reducing losses through evaporation.
There are so many benefits to be enjoyed that, once you starting using micro watering systems to look after your plants, you'll wonder how on earth you ever managed without them.
Another fairly recent development at the home user level is water harvesting. This is where we catch more and more rain water and harvest it into storage tanks until we wish to use it. You really can do this very easily today as all you need to do to start is to fit a connector to your rainwater downpipe on your house going straight into a water butt. This stands on its own stand so that you can fill a watering can from underneath.
To expand on this topic a little further we can look to couple another water butt together with our initial one to give us double the storage. You could also pump from one water butt to another storage tank above or even buried below ground. You can then even arm your garden with a solar powered water pump to run your micro watering systems.
You really can get your garden looking fantastic today with modern energy free applications that you can just leave and go on holiday and not have to ask a neighbour or relative to come and water your plants. Micro watering systems really work and can be just added to over time when your budget allows.
Hope this is of interest. Happy watering.