How to save water in watering the garden
One of the main attentions of every person who loves their garden is to water carefully to allow plants to grow, flourish and bear fruit. We must take into account many factors such as the season, the temperatures, the type of plants, the area, the type of land, the type of plant. Water is a precious asset and a good management of the resource becomes an investment.
Season and timetable
The amount of water to be used in spring changes during the year. It starts with a little watering in the spring, then once a day (and in the afternoon) when the temperatures start to increase to reach the summer where it is better to water even 2 times a day and in the evening when the heat does not evaporate. ‘water.
In autumn it is recommended to water the morning while the winter will be sufficient only every 2 days.
These are indicative indications because your garden may require you to change the amount of water due to the temperatures and the type of terrain.
Remember that all the leaves and plants must arrive at night with dry leaves to prevent the mushrooms from developing.
Depending on the type of plant or species
The amount of water for a fruit tree is different from that needed for a shrub or for pots that we have on our patio.
For example, for a bush border it takes on average 40 litres per m2 once a week, seasonal plants need on average only 9 liters per m2 every 2 days.
The pots can be watered daily and need little water with less land.
Irrigation with sprinklers: sprinkler irrigation is a modern and appropriate system that allows water control. There are different types: fixed, mobile, circular or rotating. These can also be repaired or mobile in the garden.
Drip irrigation: is one of the most efficient that allows you to save because placed near the plant, also the timer allows you to provide the right amount of water and adjust it according to the season.
tube: traditional system that facilitates localized irrigation. In this case, check that it is always in optimal conditions and that there are no breakages to avoid consuming water from the tap and along the pipe, also losing the emission pressure.
A very used method is to cover the ground with pine bark, this allows to keep the substratum moist even on the hottest days.
Another way to save money is to plant similar species together, those that need the same amount of water daily.