2 Types of Irrigation Systems

When you have a lovely yard and garden, you want to keep it looking that way. The best way to do that is to make sure that you keep everything watered. In order to do that, you need to make sure that you have a good watering system in place. There are several different ways that you can have that irrigation system. This guide describes two common irrigation systems. You can talk to a landscape company about all the options that might work for you. You might use one of them or you may choose to use a combination. 

1. Drip Hoses

These hoses may also be called seep hoses. Instead of being one solid piece of rubber, the hoses are permeable. That permeability allows the water to seep out slowly as it runs through the hose. You can put these hoses around the base of your plants, trees, or bushes, and then cover them up with mulch or something similar. The reason to do this is that the mulch will help keep the water around the roots of the plant and encourage the roots to grow deeper. One benefit of these hoses is that they are going to use less water, which can help save money and keep your water usage down. 

2. Sprinkler Systems

Another option is to use sprinkler systems. Generally, these systems have a complicated installation process since they not only have to be installed in your yard, they also have to be hooked into your plumbing system. Generally, these systems are buried a few inches under the ground and have sprinklers placed every so often. The sprinklers can be always up, or they can be set so that they pop up when the water pressure kicks in. Systems with sprinkler heads that recede are often easier to use because they make it so that the yard can be mowed more easily. Sprinkler heads that are always up can get easily damaged by having a mower run over them, so will mean whoever is mowing your yard will have to be careful to avoid them so that they don't cause expensive damage to your sprinkler system. 

If you want to make sure that your yard and garden are watered, you should talk to your landscaper to see what they can suggest. They will be able to help you design something that will work for your situation and meet the needs of all the plants in your yard. 

To learn more about irrigation systems, visit a company like Pacific  Sunscapes.