As we all know the best looking gardens are those that are regularly fed and watered.
Here at Garden-Force we design and install automatic irrigation systems that deliver water to your lawns, flower beds, hanging baskets and troughs.
For lawn irrigation we install gear driven pop up sprinklers which involves, digging trenches, placing underground pipework and making sure the sprinkler radius will cover the target area. Most importantly we construct the system so it’sinvisible when not in use. The flow of water will automatically pop up the sprinkler and spray the target area of lawn.
Once watering has completed, the sprinkler retracts back into the ground, allowing you to mow and enjoy the lawn as normal.
Watering your lawn during the Summer months is vital. In June, July and August your lawn should be watered twice a day depending on the temperature.
Never water your garden when the sun is blazing at its peak. The best times are early morning or evenings.
For flowerbeds and borders we recommend “Drip irrigation pipe” this will enable the plants to get the right amount of water when needed. Drip pipe cannot be buried in soil but can be camouflaged underneath bark or mulch. If you choose to have soilbeds, the sight of the pipe will soon be lost from the healthy growth of the plants and shrubs.
Usual weeding and flowerbed maintenance will not damage the drip lines. If you would prefer a more visual watering system we would suggest mini sprinklers, mini sprinklers can be fitted along the bed feeding of a buried pipe.
Baskets and Troughs Watering
The key to blooming baskets and eye-catching troughs is mainly down to the regular water supply.
Hanging baskets and troughs are usually positioned in very difficult places and normally impossible to reach with the hose pipe. Hanging baskets and troughs need regular watering in order to look at their best, watering will need to be carried out 2 or 3 times a day. The majority of us just don’t find enough time during the day for such activity.
For hanging baskets, planters and troughs we use extra slim pipework, the pipe can be neatly clipped onto the buildings eaves or run along the mortar line. This again is a drip method, the drippers are designed to produce a uniform output regardless of how high or low the dripper is placed. The slow, steady drip rate allows the compost to readily absorb the water, minimising spillage, and ensuring your plants benefit from constant irrigation. A timer fitted to your outdoor tap will control the water flow.
Hedge and Tree Watering
Newly planted hedges and trees flourish when regularly watered, this speeds up establishment and prevents casualties. Hedge rows and trees require a significant amount of water in order to see maturity. Hedges are planted to provide privacy and to make this happen as quickly as possible, it requires plenty of water and feed.
For Hedges and trees we generally place a drip line down the length of the hedge, this allows the trees to be evenly watered across the entire length of hedge. The drip line will ensure that the correct amount of water slowly drips into the soil. We usually create floods when manually using the hose pipe in our gardens, this method does not give the plant enough time to absorb the water and when required it’s noo longer there due to surface evaporation.