Installing a New Irrigation System for Your Garden

Installing a New Irrigation System for Your Garden

Irrigation system for landscaping are frequently installed improperly or do not even exist. This monitoring is from my many years remodeling the landscapes of homeowner’s properties. Repairing a wrongly installed drip irrigation system is a general requirement for many landscape remodeling jobs. Here is how to prepare a proper garden drip irrigation system.

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Good Planting Design

An Irrigation system is designed based on the design of these plants. Appropriate irrigation design is most excellent if the planting layout is done with the irrigation design in your mind. Plantings aren’t only selected for their shape, shape, and construction, but for the amount of sunlight they prefer. The idea of planting zones will probably dictate the method by which the irrigation system is put up.

Produce Irrigation Zones Depending on the Plantings

Zones allow for the irrigation valves to provide water at several durations and frequencies. Thus an irrigation station or individual valve is committed to a particular zone. Examples of zones are front yard, backyard, trees, front shrubs, north shrubs, native plant space, food garden, containers, etc… Be aware that each one of those zones requires different quantities of water. Some need daily watering, others only once each week.

Determine Valve Control Box Location

Once you have a layout of the zones are to be rinsed, you then figure out where the valves should be located. The control valves will probably require a supply of water, so at which point of connection it will impact the location of this control box. On newer houses, the mainline feeding the home could have a pressure reducer and a lineup entering the home exposed to the outside of the house. Sometimes, they’ll install a stub outfitting for connection with the Irrigation system valves; even if not, you’ll have to tie in that mainline and run a line to your valves.

Find the Irrigation Controller

The controller needs to have as many available channels as you have valves. The control may be found indoors or outdoors and, in either case, connected to a source of electricity. Control wire will operate from the control location to each of these valves so that it’s not critical to find the valves near the controller.