Irrigation – the key to a healthy thriving garden

El Nino is well and truly here and delivering us a hot dry summer as predicted. To keep your garden looking optimal during the summer, we recommend installing a good irrigation system to promote water efficiency, save time, ensure consistent plant growth, and provide the flexibility to meet the specific needs of different plants, contributing to a healthy and thriving garden. We have not yet had a client who has regretted putting in irrigation, but we can't say the same for the opposite.

There are three main reasons why we strongly recommend including an irrigation system in your garden:

Efficient Water Distribution:

An irrigation system equipped with drip emitters or soaker hoses ensures a consistent and controlled flow of water directly to the roots of each plant, promoting optimal growth.

Optimal Plant Health:

Consistent and appropriate watering is crucial for the health of plants. An irrigation system provides a controlled environment that helps prevent underwater and overwatering, reducing the risk of stress, diseases, and nutrient deficiencies.

Time-Saving Convenience:

Watering even a small garden manually can be time-consuming, and it's easy to forget or neglect this crucial task. An irrigation system allows for automated and scheduled watering, reducing the time and effort required to maintain your garden.

There are two main types of irrigation we use on our projects:

Drip Irrigation - recommended for pots

A highly efficient method that delivers water directly to the base of each plant, minimising water wastage.  We highly recommend this type of irrigation for pot installations as the water is delivered precisely and exactly where it is needed, ensuring the longevity of your plants.

Soaker Hoses - recommended for garden beds

Soaker hoses are porous hoses that release water along their length, providing a slow, even soak to the soil. They are easy to install and are laid out in specific patterns to match the layout of your garden beds.

City Botanics specialise in small urban gardens, terraced housing, balconies, and decks. If you are thinking about transforming your small outdoor space, contact Martin and his team 027-215-7884