How to Use Drip Irrigation in a Flower Garden

How to Use Drip Irrigation in a Flower Garden

Jul 27th 2023

Gardening enthusiasts dream of a lush garden, and that can easily become a reality if flowers get enough water. Consistent watering requires quite some time and effort. This is exactly why drip irrigation systems are important. These systems provide water to the flower's roots without any water waste and with no risk of overwatering. Today, we are here to guide you through successfully installing a drip watering system. Read on to discover what it takes to establish the colorful garden of your dreams!

Assess the Garden

Before you install a drip system, you need to know the plant's water requirements. Some flowers need more water than others, so you must ensure the system provides the right amount. Once you figure this out, you can tailor your system based on your plants' unique requirements and ensure they all get the right amount of moisture. Since it's been proven that drip irrigation systems are 90% effective, there's no need to consider other watering options.

Plan the Layout

Once you know the garden's layout, you can start planning the layout of the drip irrigation system. The first thing you need to do is measure and pinpoint the plants' location. Next, you will need to decide where to place the drip lines. This will depend on several factors, such as the size of the plants and the spacing between them. Finally, you need to consider the distance between the main water source and the location of the drip system the closer, the better.

Choosing the right Product

There are many great options for watering flower beds and gardens. The ¼" soaker dripline, which can be used in small to medium size garden beds, containers, or planters. The Ein-Dor Mini- Sprinkler are great for over-head watering providing a gentle spray. Other products to consider for flower beds are individual emitters, there are many too choose from but the Take-Apart emitter or Ceta emitters are great options. Simple place the emitters where you need them throughout your flower garden.

Install the Drip Irrigation System

The first step in installing the DripWorks irrigation system is to lay out the tubes and measure them. Run the ¼" soaker dripline down the length of your bed or use some of the dripline to circle larger plants. You will connect the ¼" soaker dripline to the mainline with a transfer barb, provided in the Garden Bed kit. This is suitable for placing in straight rows as well as curving around flower beds and individual flowers. A great option to water garden beds is the Ein-Dor mini sprinkler. Place a few Ein-Dor Sprinklers in your bed and secure them into place with a support stake. These must connect to a larger supply line with a transfer barb and ¼" tubing. Whatever system you decide to use will have to be connected to the water source, double-check the tubing layout, and secure it into place.

Conduct a Final Check

When the system is in place, check for leaks and, if necessary, adjust the system. Be sure to also check the pressure since excessive water pressure can damage the system. Make sure that the filter is placed correctly and inspect it regularly and adjust the system as your garden's water needs change and grow.

Get Your Own Irrigation System

Irrigation systems are both cost and time-efficient. More importantly, they provide an optimal amount of water for your flowers. If you want to learn more about drip irrigation systems, feel free to explore some of our other blogs. And if you want to see the full range of products, visit our website, and find the perfect solution for your gardening needs.