During the summer months, dry weather and drought can have a major adverse effect for the plants. Due to this reason, it is important to water the plants thoroughly so that they remain well hydrated. In order to maintain a beautiful, vibrant garden or a nice green lawn with full of vegetables, homeowners need to strike balance between watering plants too much and leaving them totally dried up. It is necessary to have a well designed irrigation system in place along with proper watering techniques which in turn can help to maintain a nice, beautiful yard while at the same time conserving water and keeping the maintenance costs low.
Whether or not a farmer or lawn owner is able to invest in a well structured irrigation system, it always helps to have perfect watering techniques so that the lawn or garden never gets totally dried up. By having a proper watering system in place, it is possible to maintain the health and aesthetic appearance of the vegetable garden and lawn. Here are some effective tips for preserving one’s garden at low costs while at the same time ensuring less wastage of water.
- Always water your plants at the right hour of the day. It is always ideal to water your plants between 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. During this time, there is less sun and wind in the air and the plants can retain the water for longer durations of time. It is best to avoid watering plants at night.
- If you are looking to save your money and water during summer months, you can consider letting the lawn go all dormant for about a period of 2 months. The plants can quickly recover after that and you can start watering them as usual.
- Use sprinklers to water the plants twice a week till about half inch coat of water is created on the yard.
- You should also invest in getting the perfect irrigation system for your lawn. If you have areas that are covered with large grasses, you can use traditional sprinkler systems. On the other hand, if you have got large garden areas, you can make use of drip irrigation system.
Drip irrigation is one of the best ways to hydrate your plants during the summer days. If you have a nice outdoor space and a lush garden, you can use drip irrigation system in order to water the whole area while at the same time conserve water for later use. This system can efficiently water the plants through a controlled water delivery system directly embedded to the ground. Specialized tubing is used in drip irrigation that moves from the source to the micro sprinklers or drip emitters. The tubing is effectively snaked within groundcover area as well as the landscape beds. Water drips from these tubes directly over roots of all the plants.
Apart from drip irrigation system, the government is currently working on different kinds of weather control mechanisms that allow effective hydration of gardens and lawns during the summer season. Even though such projects require major investment, they are likely to bear fruits in India within the next few years.