If you can form a ball but the land seems powdery, it is a loamy soil. It has a good water retention capacity. If you can form a ball that is both firm and malleable, your earth is clay, water flows slowly and stays in the upper layers for a long time.
The choice of automatic irrigation system to install will depend on several factors:
- Length of absence
- Type of soil
- Climatic conditions of the region
- Nature of the plantations (lawn, hedges, massifs, vegetable garden, indoor plants)
- Dimensions of the areas to be watered and typology of the land
- Water supply (possibility of connection to a tap or a reserve of water, flow, pressure)
- Difficulties of implementation
- Know the nature of your soil
Take a mound of damp earth (or mix it with water) and try to make a ball:
If the earth crumbles, it is sandy, the water flows quickly into the ground.
Know the pressure of the water supply
The pressure will depend on your situation in relation to the tank or the water tower. To know it, equip yourself with a pressure gauge and connect it to the water supply. Be aware however that it is usually between 2 and 3 bars. For the sprinkler repair dallas this is important.
Calculate the capacity of your installation
Open your faucet to the fullest and count the time it takes to fill a bucket with water. Multiply the seal by 3600 and divide the result by the number of seconds required to fill the seal.
Whatever system you choose, consider installing it and starting it at least a week before you go to adjust the settings and make sure it works properly.
The different solutions of automatic watering
Particularly suitable for watering lawns, sowing areas and flower beds, mobile sprinklers project water in the form of more or less fine rain (sprinkler irrigation). Their implementation is very simple: just connect the tip to a garden hose and a programmer. Be aware however that they are very greedy in water. In some cases it may be necessary to install a pressure regulator at the outlet of the water supply.
The different types of sprinklers:
Static (or stationary) sprinklers
Static sprinklers are used to water small circular or arcuate areas. The watered area and the shape of the jet depend on the setting of the jet pressure.
Rotary (or circular) sprinklers
They are equipped with two or three arms that turn under the pressure of water, such as tourniquets. Some models have adjustment systems to choose the areas to be watered.
Composed of an oscillating ramp carrying a row of nozzles, the oscillating sprinklers disperse the water fan and height on large square or rectangular surfaces.
Also called sprinklers or sprinklers, gun sprinklers produce a jet jerky to water circularly large areas (avoid watering the flower beds that may be damaged by the power of the jet). Stoppers make it possible to vary the watering angle from 25 to 360°. A breakwater can also be installed in order to obtain a finer rain. Also be aware that there are now turbine gun sprinklers, much quieter than conventional models.