With the growing awareness around pollution and environmental degradation, many have begun working towards a green future.
Whether it’s large-scale farming or simple lawn maintenance, planned irrigation is crucial. Everyone looks for the best results with minimal investment or usage of resources, and these systems ensure that.
From lawns to farms, there’s a systematic way to approach plant care and maintenance. Read on to understand what benefits they provide and how one should plan water management and supply.
Benefits of Planned Sprinkling Systems
Every plant requires a specific amount of water at defined intervals of time. Excess could flood the soil and suffocate the plant while causing root rot. Providing less water can lead to wilting and dehydration.
A well-planned watering system dispenses exact amounts of water at regular intervals. This planning takes the crop being grown into account to estimate precisely how much water is necessary.
Over-watering a plant doesn’t have immediately visible consequences. Plants receive more water than they require in over 75-80% of all households. While this may not harm the plant, it doesn’t benefit them either, and water is quite a valuable resource.
By calculating and dispensing the amount of water optimum for plant growth, one saves money and resources.
In the field of commercial farming, the quality and quantity of one’s yield are crucial. Profit margins dictate everything from wages to expenditure, and the goal is to ensure maximum crop yield. Excessive water reduces a plant’s oxygen intake, and this can drastically affect its output. With others, root rot might set in, affecting the quality of the plant.
By controlling the amount of water a plant receives, one can ensure that the environment is suitable for maximum yield.
Soil Health and Nutrition
Excessive water tends to wash away or leach the soil of its structure and nutrients. This preservation of soil integrity also contributes to saving and better yield. One need not spend extra on providing additional fertilisers and nutrients for better plant growth.
Most watering systems work on directly delivering water to the plants without wasting any. These systems are also typically automated, and the job is complete with the press of a button. This automation makes watering crops or plants a hassle-free process.
Tricks to Planning Water Management and Supply
Intricate irrigation systems require detailed planning. Most professional planners work on a consultation basis and review landscapes and goals before working on a plan.
Enlisting their services are simple, and many even provide the equipment and set-up for the required water supply system.
While an elaborate system regulates the amount of water flowing from the source, one should consider other factors. One of the most vital aspects to consider is the quality of the water source. Many planners will advise one to check the pH of the water, and should the water source be natural, installing a filter (in cases of commercial farming) is advisable.
Before settling on a planned system, map out the landscape and the proposal. This sketch can provide insight by allowing one to visualise the functioning system. Noting the locations of the source and other crucial areas will prevent any mistakes from occurring.
Plan for the Future
As plants grow, their requirements change. Water intake typically increases, and with automated calibrated systems, these changes are crucial to healthy plant growth.
While automated systems can take a burden off one’s shoulders, they aren’t set-and-forget solutions. Rodent or calibration damage can be disastrous, and it is essential to check these systems regularly.