If you had hired a landscaping company to landscape your property, then you now have a beautiful garden full of healthy plants, trees, and a great lawn. With such a beautiful landscape, you could wish that your plants will thrive long. You need to maintain your landscape if you want your plants to continue beautifying your garden. If you are to maintain your plants, then the first thing you need to do is to give them water regularly. You lawn care company will advise you to put an irrigation system to your landscaping to ensure that you plants get the right amount of water that they need to thrive well.
If you are going to install an irrigation system for your landscape, you can actually choose from among different types.
If you build a water storage tank in your property, it will enable to store rain water which you can use to water your plants for free. With a water storage tank, rain water will be stored during the rainy days so you have free water to give to your plants for their needs. With a water storage tank, you can continue watering your plants generously even if there is a government regulation limiting the use of water during dry months. Another great thing about using rainwater to water your plants is that it does not contain any chemicals that you find in water coming from your local water district.
The drip water system is another kind of irrigation system you can install in your landscape. In a drip water system, you have pipes laid on your garden with small dripping devices installed directly where the plants are and these are constantly giving your plants drips of water. This will ensure that your plants get the necessary water that they need. However, drip systems are usually powered electrically and it has to be run continuously. If you use this system, your electric bill will definitely increase because of increase in power consumption.
A third kind is the sprinkler system which we usually see in parks when lawns are being watered. In this system, pipes connected to spray heads sprinkle water at specific distances so that the whole lawn will be covered. This is just like rain falling to the ground. You can install your sprinkler system either above ground or underground. If you want to prevent damage to your water sprinkler caused by people or animals then go for an underground sprinkler system.
You can install variations of these irrigation systems. Keeping your plants in a good condition requires the best irrigation system that will supply them with the proper amount of water. You can have a great looking garden all the time with the right irrigation system installed in your garden.