While hand watering can be an effective way to water plants, automated irrigation systems (retic systems) offer several advantages that make it a better choice for many gardeners. Some of the reasons why an automated irrigation system is better than hand watering are below.
An automated irrigation system can be programmed to water your plants on a regular schedule according to your watering days assigned by the Water Corp, ensures that they receive a consistent amount of water. This helps to prevent under-watering or over-watering, which can harm plants and lead to water waste.
Some people enjoy watering their lawns and garden with a hose in one hand and a bevvy in another. If this isn’t you and you can think of better things to do with your time, an automated irrigation system can save you time compared to hand watering, especially if you have a large garden or many plants to water. Once the system is set up, you can focus on other gardening tasks (or no gardening tasks at all) while the system takes care of watering.
Efficient Water Use
An automated irrigation system can be designed to target water directly to the root zone of your plants, reducing water waste from evaporation or runoff. It can be timed correctly ensuring your plants and lawn are receiving the correct amount of water they need. This can result in more efficient water use and lower water bills – and less costs replacing the plants that aren’t being watered properly.
Retic Systems are Customisable
Automated irrigation systems can be customized to meet the specific watering needs of your garden. Different areas of your garden will have different watering rates and should be placed on different zones. This means you can ensure the system is programmed specifically for the different areas of your garden, watering at different rates. The rates depend on the lawn and plants you have and the amount of sun and shade they receive.
Improved Plant Health
Automated irrigation systems can help to promote healthy plant growth by ensuring that your plants receive a consistent supply of water. This can lead to stronger roots, bigger blooms, and higher yields from vegetable plants.
Overall, an automated irrigation system can provide a more efficient and effective way to water your plants, with benefits including consistent watering, time savings, efficient water use, customization, and improved plant health.
If you are looking to get a new automated irrigation system installed in your property that is in the far northern suburbs of Perth (north of Warwick), contact us for a quote.