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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

3 Tips for Setting Up Your Drip-Irrigation System

This article will discuss three tips for setting up your drip-irrigation system. 

Run Your Drip Irrigation for Longer Than You Run Your Sprinklers

Because the drip-irrigation portion of your irrigation system is going to have water come out at a much slower rate than the sprinkler portion of your system, it is going to need to run for a longer period of time. When you set up your clock, you are going to want to factor this in and then set up your watering times accordingly. There are going to be a few different factors that determine exactly how long you are going to need to run your drip-irrigation system. These factors are going to include what type of plants you are watering, what kind of soil the plants are in, and how many drips come out of your drip-irrigation emitter per hour. Once you have factored all of these things in and perhaps even talked with a landscape contractor to get the information that you needed, you can then properly set up your clock. 

Choose the Correct Emitters 

As previously stated, you are going to want to factor in how many drips your drip-irrigation emitters emit per hour. However, before you ever even install your emitters or plants, you need to consider how much water the different plants are going to need and exactly where they are going to be placed. By completely designing your landscape and determining your plant life, you are going to be able to choose the proper drip-irrigation emitters for each area. Different emitters are going to produce more or less water, so this helps different kinds of plants to get the amount of water that they need. For example, your bushes are going to need emitters that put off more drips than your flowers will. Interspersing these emitters is going to allow you to give each plant the water that they need without accidentally over- or under-watering them. 

Flush Out Your System 

Just as with sprinklers, it is going to be important to flush out your drip system. This is going to help remove any dirt, rocks, or other debris that may be clogging your system. Doing this each time that you change your drip-irrigation watering schedule is a good idea, but you can even do this more often if you feel that there is an issue.

Talk to a company such as H2O Lawn Sprinklers to learn more.