Jul 21, 2018

Best Options for Vegetable Garden Sprinkler Systems

Caring for your lawn is a simpler process than watering a vegetable garden or orchard. Families who grow their own fruit and vegetables for their household or for income have different needs when it comes to water irrigation systems. At Mr. Rooter of Atlanta, we provide professional plumbing services in Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and other surrounding communities. We strive to help our local residential and commercial clients get the most out of their plumbing and irrigation systems, so they can gain the greatest benefits without overspending or wasting resources. Here are a few tips for choosing the right sprinkler and irrigation system for your Atlanta area home. 

Watering Methods to Avoid

While traditional irrigation methods like furrows and basins can get water where it needs to be, they are much more ineffective than modern irrigation systems. They lead to uneven water distribution, and extensive water loss due to evaporation. Manually watering with a hose can work for container plants, but is labor intensive for large gardens and largely ineffective when compared to other alternatives. Many people on a budget opt for portable sprinkler heads that can be placed throughout the garden. However, while it saves more time than conventional irrigation techniques, they are less precise at delivering water to plants and can create run off for homeowners with heavy clay soil.  

Soaker Hoses

Soaker hoses work similarly to normal garden hoses, with one important difference. Small holes perforate the entire body of the hose, allowing for water to be evenly distributed to rows of crops. They are very flexible, and can therefore be woven and curved through the garden for a more customized approach to delivering water to thirsty plants. It is a simple and inexpensive option, but is still offers much less control than quality drip irrigation systems. 

Drip Irrigation Systems

Drip irrigation systems provide water through a network of flexible perforated plastic pipes. These pipes are constructed to run through rows of crops similar to soaker hoses. Quality systems are often connected to a pressure regulator and filtration system, and many modern drip irrigation gardening systems come with smart controls for customized and automated water delivery. Advanced drip irrigation allows today’s busy families to leave home for work, school and vacations while still caring for the needs of their gardens. These systems are by far the best choice for families who want to nourish an abundant garden, without extensive labor or wasted water. 

Need Help Managing or Reducing Water Usage in Your Home? Call Mr. Rooter

Do you need help controlling and managing your household’s water usage? Avoid expensive utility bills with smart systems, water monitoring and professional inspections and plumbing maintenance services. Call the experts at Mr. Rooter of Atlanta today. Our certified plumbers offer a wide range of services including inspections, leak detection, water usage monitor installation and more. Contact our office today to discover more information or to schedule a convenient appointment with an Atlanta plumber near you. 



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