The beginning of summer is a good time to consider efficient watering. Which is better, a watering can or a hose? Or should you use a sprinkler? Or install a drip system? In this Bubgo article, we'll help you figure out the 4 different ways for watering your garden for you.
Method 1: Watering With a Watering Can
This method is perfect for watering newly transplanted plants. You can control the flow at the roots and adjust the water pressure and volume. Another benefit is that you're using warm, settled water instead of watering with cold tap water. But be careful not to pour the liquid on the leaves. Dripping on them will intensify the effect of the sun, just like a shot so that the bush will get burned.
1. The most budget-friendly option: you only need a watering can and water.
2. You can add fertilizer to the water and water with a nutrient solution.
3. Warm tap water will not stress the roots as much as cold tap water.
4. You can water sporadically at the roots.
1. If you take a large watering can, you will have to sweat until you finish watering all the plants: an outdoor 2.6 gal (10 liters) watering can weigh about 22 lb (10 kg), while an indoor watering can is probably about 0.26-0.52 gal (1-2 liters).
2. You could accidentally pour water on the leaves and cause them to burn.
3. There is a risk that too much water will erode the soil.
Method 2: Hose watering
When you want to "water" your plants on a large plot of land, you can't do it without a hose. Run them at all major planting points around the vegetable garden. Use various watering methods with a hose nozzle or spray gun to direct and adjust the water flow.
1. Easy to use for large areas.
2. Does not require physical labor.
1. You cannot add fertilizer while watering.
2. High water consumption.
3. Needs to be connected to the water supply system.
4. Can get on the leaves and cause burns.
Method 3: Sprayer watering while you rest
This method is ideal for watering your lawn. Plug the lawn sprinkler into the water supply and do what you like: relax, play with the kids, or bask in the sun. Just don't forget to turn it off after a while.
1. Watering your lawn is easy.
2. Does not require any physical labor.
1. Consumes a lot of water.
2. Can't add fertilizer when watering.
3. It needs to be connected to a hose.
4. Water can get on the leaves and cause burns.
Method 4: Install a drip system
For the most delicate plants, drip irrigation is best. This irrigation system can be installed in or outside the greenhouse.
1. The system waters the plant's roots evenly into small portions.
2. You can directly add soluble fertilizers and pest control products to the irrigation water. There is no need to use a watering can to give additional fertilizer to the plants.
3. Water and nutrients are applied topically, directly to the roots. Weeds are then prevented from getting enough water and are killed.
4. With this method, plants can be watered throughout the day or at night.
5. The liquid does not get on the leaves but only moistens the soil around the plant. Therefore, there is less chance of sun damage. Pest control products cannot be washed off the leaves.
6. The drip system saves water and fertilizer.
7. No slabs form on the soil after watering as sprinkling does. There is no air in the soil, and the roots can breathe.
8. Instead of standing around with a hose, you can weed or enjoy the nice weather.
9. The system does not need to be removed during the winter. You need to drain the water.
10. You can do all the maintenance work and harvest at any time: before, after, or even during irrigation.
1. Quite expensive.
2. It isn't easy to use the system in large areas.
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