Watering Supplies and Pumps for Your Home Garden
One of the basic tasks of forestry is watering the plants, shrubs and trees. However, watering a plant is of prime importance and needs careful study. As a gardener, you may need to target the specific areas of the plant which need watering. Most plants are quite satisfied when their roots are watered i.e. if the soil around the roots is moist. Careful watering techniques must be adopted because plants tend to get spoilt with both too much and too little water. The time chosen to water the plant is also important. Early morning and evening are the best times to water a plant.
- A variety of watering equipment is available. These can be bought from the local nursery or various online stores. A watering can works best on potted plants and small shrubs since this assures water supply to any specific area of the plant. In the case of a flower bed, a watering wand is a good option. A watering wand is a hose attachment. It is long and has a sprinkler like nozzle. It is usually made of aluminum and is about 30 inches long. Shorter wands of about 16 inches long may also be bought to suit your convenience. A wand ensures access to the very ends of the flower bed. Now a days, even curved wands are available to ensure water access to every part of the plant. The classic twist nozzle is available in many flow patterns to suit the user.
- For the larger lawn or garden, sprinklers and water pumps are ideal as they conserve time, energy and money. Densely planted areas could enjoy benefit from the use of mini sprinklers. The many varieties of ornamental sprinklers available in the market may catch the fancy of the more lavish gardener. A variety of pumps are also sold to suit every need and pocket. You could choose between the pond pump and the magnetic drive pump depending on your requirement. An average 22 gph pump could cost you about 50 dollars. The usual voltage requirement for such a pump would be 115V-60Hz. However alterations are made by manufacturers to suit individual customer needs.
- Besides these, overhead watering equipment and greenhouse drippers work best for greenhouses. The regulation of water supply is as important aspect to cover in this regard. Automatic timers can easily be procured and used to regulate the time the plants are to be watered and the length of time they need water supply. Plant watering kits are also available for easy maintenance of indoor potted plants. Connectors and hose reels help in hosing big lawns and gardens.
- All in all, the modern gardener is spoilt for choice when it comes to water supplies and pumps. A careful analysis of your needs and resources should help you make a wise decision while investing in watering equipment for your garden.