If you are new to gardening you may wonder how you should be watering your garden. The truth is, there isn’t any one way that is correct. You can get the job done with a sprinkler, hose, irrigation, etc. But there are some methods that may make your life a lot easier.
If you have a large garden area, it may be easiest for you to use irrigation. This is done by creating furrow rows that run alongside your plants. Usually gardeners using this method have a garden that is on a slight slant, allowing water to flow from one side of the area to another.
The furrows then allow a steady stream of water to flow through your garden. For this method you will need a starting source of water, some cities offer irrigation water during specific time slots for a reasonable rate.
If you are working with a smaller area, you may enjoy a drip system. A drip system can be easily adapted to your preferred garden plan/planting layout by adjusting where the drip pipe is placed and connected. Additionally, a drip system allows you to set a timer for your watering schedule.
This means you don’t have to think about turning on the water every day. If you have a busy schedule but want to reap the benefits of having fresh produce from your own garden, this is the best method for you. It is also the best method if you live in a high heat area.
Drip watering allows you to get the water directly to your plants root systems with minimal water loss. As drought conditions are becoming more common in many areas, you may want to consider switching from a traditional hose or sprinkler to this more conservative approach.