December 4, 2012

The Best Sprinkler System

You've decided its time to invest in a sprinkler system but you're unsure which system is the best. Well, let us first tell you that all sprinkler systems have their perks; the real challenge is finding a sprinkler best suited for you and your watering needs. If you're unsure which sprinkler system would best serve you and your garden, lawn, or yard, follow these tips to choose one that will suit you perfectly.

Are most of your plants potted? If you have a greenhouse with a high volume of potted plants or a porch with potted plants, you should look into a drip irrigation system. A drip irrigation system is a great way to water potted plants because the system deposits water right into the soil, so no dripping off the leaves can occur. Watering potted plants can be a pain and a drip irrigation system can ease the frustration.

Do you need a sprinkler system for your garden, lawn, or other large ground area? If so, you may want to consider a standard stationary sprinkler system that you can turn on and off when necessary. An even better option is to invest into an automatic sprinkler system or a timer, so that your plants are consistently watered when you don't have time to do so.

Maybe you are looking for a sprinkler system for your lawn, but you're concerned about the potential hazard it could create for your animals or children. Sometimes, pets can get into mischief, and the last thing you want is your dog to chew holes in your sprinkler hose. You also don't want young children tripping over hoses or other sprinkler hardware. In order to protect your children, pets and sprinkler system from mayhem, invest in an underground system. With an underground system, you can protect pets and children from sprinkler hardware while at the same time ensuring the daily watering of your lawn.

Maybe you're in need of a smaller, less costly sprinkler system. If you only need a system to water a few plants here and there, save money by purchasing a water wand or spray gun attachment for your gardening hose. Water wands and spray gun attachments have optimal watering capabilities and deliver more water to you plants than ordinary hoses. Water gun attachments can also spray water over considerable distances.

We are so excited that you're looking to purchase a sprinkler system for your lawn, garden, yard, or greenhouse. This is the first step in ensuring that your plants and grass grow healthy, strong, and beautiful.


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+.

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