When it comes to plumbing supplies, there are an array of systems that you will need for your home. If you are an avid garden, one essential plumbing supply would be a sprinkler system. If you select the most appropriate irrigation system for your needs, you can ensure that there will not be any water wastage or over flooding of your plants. The following are some options available to you when contemplating sprinkler systems.
Soaker hose systems
A soaker hose is made up of a flexible piping system that literally leaks water right into the ground, hence their name soaker hose. They are ideal if you are looking to ensure thorough irrigation for dense plantings. Nevertheless, you can also configure them to provide water for individually spaced plants by customising how the water soaks into the ground. Soaker hoses are typically connected directly to a water supply such as from a tank. However, if you would like to ensure you are conserving water you can connect them to a tap that you can turn off and on to decrease the chances of water wastage.
One of the more water efficient systems that you could consider for residential irrigation is the drip system. They are popular with homeowners who are focused on water conservation, as they will use the fraction of the water that is typically used by overhead spray systems. Drip systems, as the name suggests, will drip drops of water at specified locations. The system is made up of drip tubing that is strategically placed to ensure that the drops of water are going directly at the base of the plants that require the irrigation. Drip systems are also a great choice for homeowners who have clay soil. This is because the slow rate of water dispersal ensures that the soil has enough time to absorb the water. Another advantage of drip systems is that they will not cause any runoff on your property.
These are the most common option that homeowners will opt for when it comes to residential irrigation. They are convenient as they offer you an assortment of spray heads to choose from. This gives you the flexibility to purchase spray heads in relation to the amount of land that you would like to irrigate. It should be noted though that spray systems are not the most efficient irrigation systems that you could opt for. This is largely because they disperse water at a faster rate than most soils will be able to absorb it. Which could lead to oversaturation of your soil or water runoff on your property.