August 2, 2011

Choosing a Lawn Watering Style for Your Yard

The hot summer sun can easily and quickly ruin your flower beds, vegetable gardens and grass. In order to keep your lawn and garden areas alive, a yard watering system of any kind is a must. Whether you choose underground irrigation, hose faucet watering, soaker irrigation, drip watering, hand watering or a combination of these lawn watering styles, you must have an efficient system to keep your yard thriving and healthy.

There are benefits and hindrances of each type of garden watering. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each irrigation system.

  • can be fully automated
  • are relatively easy to install
  • save money and conserve water
  • can be costly if not maintained properly
  • take time to design and install

Hose faucet watering systems
  • are quite inexpensive
  • do not require any digging
  • can be fully automated
  • are easy to set up and operate
  • look a bit unsightly
  • can get damaged easily by lawn equipment and foot traffic

  • easily connect to an underground sprinkler system or garden hose spigot
  • conserve water and save money
  • can be fully automated
  • work wonderfully for gardens and plant areas
  • are easy to install and operate
  • cost less money that traditional irrigation systems
  • can get damaged by foot traffic or garden tools
  • can get clogged easily
  • can easily blow out if water pressure is too high

Water drip systems
  • are cost-effective
  • can be fully automated
  • take up very little space
  • are perfect for vegetable gardens, potted plants and flower beds
  • are easy to install and operate
  • conserve water
  • can be easily damaged by gardening tools or foot traffic
  • can clog easily if not properly maintained
  • may blow out and get damaged if water pressure is too high

Hand watering
  • is easy and cost-effective
  • works well for hanging plants, gardens and flower baskets
  • can be therapeutic
  • takes time
  • can easily be forgotten
  • is not automated

Lawn watering is extremely important. There are so many different ways you can water your yard to keep it beautiful and healthy.


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

No comments:

Post a Comment