It is always difficult to organize manual watering of a summer cottage, especially if its area is not so small. The irrigation system on the site will solve one of the most pressing problems - lawns, flower beds, beds will always be properly moistened, and you will not puzzle over how it is more convenient to water the garden without spending a lot of effort. You will have the opportunity to relax more in the country without wasting time on many hours of manual watering.
What are the automatic irrigation systems? They are divided by sprinkler and drip. The operation of the mechanism depends on the indicators of air humidity sensors - the system turns off when it rains, when the air humidity is high. The irrigation system works by the hour, each zone in the garden has its own irrigation duration, which you set yourself.
The auto-irrigation sprinkler system will irrigate the plot according to the specified schedule. The best time for its installation is autumn, at which time the risk of damaging the plants is less. Auto-irrigation will allow you to replace hoses and buckets in the garden with small fountains, thanks to which you can grow a uniform, beautiful lawn, a luxurious flower bed. With a correctly and carefully thought-out installation of the system, all mechanisms are hidden underground or camouflaged, so that the installation will not affect the appearance of the landscape in any way. The system will water the garden according to the set program even during your absence, and you will not worry about the condition of the plants.
If you are fond of landscape design, planting plants that need regular abundant watering, the arrangement of automatic irrigation on the site will be the best option for you - the garden will be "under supervision", even if you are away, you will not need to hire a gardener. The system is not cheap, but it will definitely pay for itself
The main thing in such a system is the mechanism control panel - a mini-computer that controls in accordance with the selected program. It will turn off the system in rainy weather, the pump operates in automatic mode. A portable weather station monitors the weather. The remote control can be installed both in the house and on the street, the program is set for a certain period - the number of irrigated zones in the garden is determined, the number of irrigations per day.
The pipes are supplied to the solenoid valves, the remote control gives the command to the valves to open or close, thus water is supplied to the irrigation heads. Watering the site is carried out by a sprinkler (or sprinkler head). Sprinklers are installed underground when the system is pressurized, watering is done through retractable nozzles.
The sprinkler with a closed valve is inoperative in the ground, when the system is pressurized, the nozzle extends and the sprinkler head starts to work in the set mode
For watering a small area, fan heads are mainly used, they do well with watering a flower bed. They work within a radius of five meters. For the irrigation heads, special nozzles are made, thanks to which you can carry out root watering, irrigation at a remote distance, etc.
Unidirectional spraying in this case is used to water the lawn near the path. Throw length adjusted to cover the width of the lawn
Rotary sprinklers are no less common; they are equipped with a circular rotation mechanism and allow watering large areas, therefore they are mainly used in parks, for watering lawns of sports grounds, etc. When watering young plants, large-sized plants, and the root zone of shrubs, bubble nozzles are used.
This rotating sprinkler is designed to irrigate large areas of lawn. Water spray evenly in all directions for complete watering
Water is supplied to the sprinkler heads at different angles, with different strengths, resulting in either directional irrigation or irrigation with water spread over different distances. For fan and rotary sprinklers, the irrigation intensity is different, therefore they are not installed in the same zone. If irrigation will be carried out not from the water supply, you will need to buy a pumping station as well.
Pivot irrigation is good for a small flower bed or lawn. The best time for watering is morning or evening, in the afternoon, due to extreme heat, burns may remain on the leaves of plants
Advice. Irrigation systems for summer cottages are produced by various companies today, when choosing, pay attention to the popularity of the company, reviews, the quality of the installation work performed (and they cost almost the same as the system), and, of course, the guarantee.
Let's say you have already selected the system you want. Before starting the installation, you must have a site plan, a dendroplane (which will indicate the planting sites of plants, their varieties, varieties, location on the site), as well as the location of the source from which you will take water for irrigation, the location of the power point.
Think about where the sprinklers need to be located, other than the main areas, what they should be - this could be care of a remote or hard-to-reach area, an area near paths, etc. The cost of installation depends on the consideration of these factors.
An example of the location of the automatic irrigation system in the country - with proper organization, not a single site in the garden will be left without irrigation. Experts will select the right equipment for all garden areas
When is the best time to install an autowatering system? The most convenient way to do this is when you have already prepared a layer for sowing lawns, planted all the plants, made paths. A well-executed installation will guarantee a long and successful operation of your system.
For many summer residents, this particular choice is more preferable - it is very economical, the installation of a drip irrigation system will cost much less. If the plot is small, you do not need to irrigate large areas, so sprinkler irrigation is generally not needed here.
Automatic drip irrigation scheme for the garden - water is distributed from a large barrel for each garden bed separately. This ensures perfect watering for every crop.
With drip irrigation, water (it can be supplied together with fertilizers) is applied in small doses to the root zone of the plant. For the winter, the system is not dismantled, you just need to blow through the pipeline with compressed air before the onset of the winter period, and start the system after winter storage. The use of soft hoses made of frost-resistant plastic allows the devices to be left for the winter, they can winter both in the ground and in the open field.
Drip irrigation can be used anywhere - in a vegetable garden, in a garden, in a greenhouse or in a greenhouse. If the controller is connected to the system, it will turn off irrigation when it rains, and generally work according to the set program, just like when an automatic sprinkler system is operating.
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The autowatering system is connected to the water supply system only by a tap for filling the tank, it is an autonomous structure that includes a pump, a tank, an automation, a system of dividers and pipes. Experts select the pump model and tank volume, taking into account the volume of the system. But you can choose the dividers and automation yourself - the choice here depends on the financial situation and the frequency of maintenance of the site.
Advice. To prevent droppers from flooding the plants, the container is installed at a low height - up to one and a half meters. It is convenient to use a barrel for 150-200 liters, tightly covered with a lid.
When using a drip irrigation system, the saving of irrigation water is 50%. The method allows you to avoid burns on the leaves of plants, as is sometimes the case with sprinkler irrigation during hot times of the day. The risk of plant disease with fungus, late blight is practically excluded. If necessary, you can adjust the degree of soil moisture at any point.
Drip irrigation provides full hydration of the root zone, the ability to add fertilizers, mineral additives allows you to grow an excellent harvest, providing crops with ideal conditions for growth and development
The system is ideal for growing vegetables, it is no coincidence that it was invented in the 50s of the last century in Israel - a country with a hot arid climate, when there was an acute shortage of water. The ability, together with water, to make the necessary fertilizing with microelements, fertilizers allows you to collect good yields.
Today, autowatering can also be used at home. For example, if you grow tropical plants, large-sized plants such watering will contribute to their full development.
Summer residents collect drip irrigation systems with their own hands, but if you are not confident in your abilities, it is better to purchase a ready-made system - it is simple and reliable in maintenance, and will pay for itself very quickly.
The use of irrigation systems allows plants to constantly be in favorable conditions, such mechanisms solve many very important tasks, allowing your garden to look beautiful and well-groomed, the garden - to give excellent yields, and you - to have more time to enjoy your vacation in the bosom of nature.
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Installation of SAP takes place in several stages:
For the efficient operation of the SAP, it is required not only to correctly carry out all the commissioning work, but also to carry out the appropriate seasonal work on the conservation and re-entry of the system. In autumn, the pipeline networks should be blown out with compressed air, and after winter frosts, the system should be started in spring.
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Cost is the design value. There is no template. One and the same area at different objects in monetary terms may differ significantly from each other, because depends on dozens of different factors and special cases. To find out the cost of an irrigation system, you need to make a project.
Miracles do not happen and free cheese is usually in a mousetrap. You can count in different ways. It all depends on the depth of the developed project, on its detailing, on "little things" that are not trifles and affect not only the performance and reliability of the irrigation system as such, but also the convenience of its maintenance and repair. Also, the cost is influenced by the availability of the possibility of adjusting or expanding the irrigation system in the future without global destruction at the facility, depends on the quality of the equipment used and on the quality of the irrigation itself (guaranteed absence of non-spill dry zones) and these are not all factors and reasons. And so, returning to the question - some "conscientious" colleagues can deliberately or through ignorance or banal carelessness make an incorrect or problematic project in advance with the expectation that in the future it may significantly increase in price or turn into a chronically problematic question without an answer. By contacting our company, you initially receive a guaranteed high-quality product, and if your budget is severely limited, then we can work out an acceptable more simplified version together with you.
Ideally, the installation of the irrigation system itself is carried out after the completion of all construction work on the site, the design of the geometry of the flower beds, the delivery of land, the laying of paths, the planting of trees, perennials, etc. Those. installation of an irrigation system is the last final stage on the territory. Naturally, before that, it is necessary to make and approve the project, provide, if necessary, embedded sleeves under the paving stones and paths, determine the water intake point, the power supply point and the location of the main components of the system.
You can connect, but there will be no watering. Pipes of too small diameter and with low throughput are usually taken out. Also, the city network pressure or the domestic pump may not be enough. The irrigation system needs higher rates than the standard domestic water supply for a small house. The exact figures are determined by the project.
If it meets the requirements of the project, you can.
If the well has a sufficient flow rate of water, it is possible. The phrase - "I throw the hose into the garden and I have a pump pumping for 8 hours and the water does not run out" - does not always indicate the sufficiency of the flow rate. If there is not enough water, it may be necessary to install a storage tank.
First of all, with understanding for yourself what you need and what you want to get in the end result. The next stage is the selection of partners for the implementation of the plan, design of landscaping, landscaping and, of course, automatic irrigation.
Can. This will reduce the cost of the system, but there will be some inconveniences in operation (you will be forced to turn on all the watering taps with timers in your hands every day, you will worry about the safety of landscaping during your long absence from home, for example, on vacation, etc.) ... Automation can be added painlessly in the future, if such a possibility is foreseen and stipulated in advance.
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Automatic irrigation system design,
The cost depends on the area of the site, the complexity of the system and the amount of equipment.
** - When ordering the installation of the system, the project is FREE.
In the complex of works on installation and commissioning
The exact cost can be known only after preliminary calculation of the system, because will depend on the size of the irrigated area, the number of irrigation equipment, the length of the pipelines, the degree of overlapping of irrigation radii and other conditions.
*** - execution by the customer is possible
Preservation of the automatic irrigation system
The cost of seasonal maintenance work is determined based on the complexity of the system, the size of the site, the amount of equipment and the distance from the city.
Starting the automatic watering system before the season
The design of an automatic irrigation system begins with the creation of a technical task. There are the following ways to prepare it:
After the formation of the technical task and the compilation of all the necessary information for the design, our specialists begin to develop the project.
Based on the above parameters, the type of sprinklers and their placement on the site plan are selected. The hydraulic calculation of the automated irrigation system is carried out. The total water consumption by sprinklers, the optimal diameter of the main pipeline of the system, the number of solenoid valves is calculated. The type of control controller and weather sensors is determined. The location of the pumping station and storage tanks is approved.
After the final calculations, a package of working documentation is formed, consisting of a graphic and a text part. The graphic part includes an album of drawings. The drawings show:
The text part consists of:
How to make automatic watering in the country? At the stage of drawing up a project for irrigation of a land plot, the owners should decide on its type and learn more about what irrigation installations exist. It is possible to mount an irrigation system even when a green lawn, flower beds, shrubs and trees are already located on the site. The craftsmen of the "ZEMLECHIST" company carefully remove the top layer of the earth, lay pipes and lay the sod in place. Of the main types of irrigation installations, the following are distinguished:
Sprinkler systems. At the heart of such a complex is the supply of water under pressure, which is sprayed over a certain area through special devices in the form of sprinklers (sprinklers). When installing, it is important to take into account 2 main points:
When choosing sprinklers and places for their installation, they take into account the recommendations of our company's specialists, who make an accurate calculation taking into account the configuration, area and geometry of your site.
Drip. The principle is that water is supplied in a metered manner and exclusively to the roots of plants. Most often it is used for watering plants in vegetable gardens and flower gardens. Among the advantages, one can single out economical water consumption and the absence of the need for strong pressure, since it can be supplied by gravity from a container located at a height of 1.5 - 2 meters.
To organize such an irrigation system in the country and garden area, drip tapes are used, which are tubes with holes through which water seeps drop by drop. When choosing a dropper, the pitch of the holes must be taken into account (they can be located at a distance of 10, 20, 30 and 50 cm from each other). An important part of the drip line is a filter that cleans the supply water, eliminating the risk of clogging the holes to the drip tape.
Underground. Quite an interesting way of irrigation, the principle of operation of which is similar to drip. A tube with slit or round holes is buried at a depth of 10 to 20 cm, depending on the type of plant. In practice, such a system is difficult and inconvenient to maintain. For it, you should use a special drip tape that protects the holes from clogging, as well as a strong structure to eliminate the risk of crushing the tube under the weight of the earth.
Regardless of the irrigation system you choose, we use only certified installations of American manufacturers Rainbird and Hunter. Installation is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the technical regulations.
Automatic watering is indispensable for giving
Autowatering in the country is a progressive, complexly arranged system that requires careful and painstaking care. The more acres planted, the more thoughtful this option should be, providing the crop with the proper water content.
Automatic watering will make it easier to rest in the country
Automatic watering in the country is necessary even for the lawn
Automatic irrigation rain technology in the country
Auto-irrigation in the country is the best opportunity to simplify your life in a summer cottage or garden area and an impressive savings in money. In the case of rational distribution of the liquid for irrigation, you can save the consumption of this raw material. The practical side of the issue implies the presence of three basic types of irrigation systems.
Rain irrigation technology has efficient irrigation
In general, the system can operate on an automatic and mechanical basis. In the first case, you do not need to monitor the amount of water and the frequency of watering the beds. This is due to the fact that all functions are clearly adjustable and subject to automatic control.
On a note! This type of installation is designed to last over 10 years, however, manufacturing will require a considerable amount of money. Sometimes a semi-automatic scheme is used, which starts the option in the required time mode. Autowatering in the country can be organized with your own hands, but for this you will have to perform a set of rational measures to prepare for work.
The essence of the method consists in supplying water with a storage tank under a certain pressure indicator, and the pipes are equipped with special droppers, which are located in the immediate vicinity of the root system. The disadvantage of operation is that normally the water supply is carried out only to the nearest droppers, while the rest of the elements suffer from a lack of water.
Advice! With an increased pressure indicator, the first nearby elements will have an excess of moisture, so it is necessary to develop a high-quality pressure system.
Drip Irrigation Laying Scheme
If it was decided to use this particular irrigation system, you should pay attention to several of its constituent elements:
Automatic irrigation strainer
So, the answer to the question of how to make automatic watering in the country is quite simple, therefore it is necessary to rationally ensure the organization of this system, having previously drawn a plot diagram and depicting beds with plants on it. This will allow you to count the number of connectors and drippers required.
Drip irrigation system accessories
Automation is an overly complex design that significantly simplifies the life of the gardener. However, with self-automation of irrigation, difficulties can arise.
Automatic system elements often include pumps, pressure control devices, timers, and control units.
Often, gardeners trust the implementation of these options to professionals, and when deciding on independent work, you should also contact a specialist.
In order for the system to function smoothly and not fail, several basic conditions must be observed:
For autowatering, it is very important to lay the pipes correctly
Installation of an autowatering system
The automatic irrigation system in the country will save you from excessive worries about work and functionality.
Advice! Do not worry about the quality of watering - with a rational installation, everything should happen in the best possible way. But you should periodically check and replace the filter elements. You will also need to regularly change the batteries.
Automatic irrigation rain technology
To mount rainwater irrigation equipment on a personal site, it is necessary to ensure the conduction of pipes and the distribution of irrigation systems for an even flow of water throughout the site.
Advice! In the case of replenishment of bushes and trees with water, the mechanisms should be fixed higher. An important part of the entire system is 20 mm pipe elements, and you also need to pay attention to the taps themselves and spray nozzles with nozzles. Irrigation should be uniform, otherwise there is a possibility of drying out or rotting of the root system.
If the decision was made to do autowatering in the country with your own hands, you are five minutes away from a competent answer to this question. A rational approach to business will allow you to achieve optimal results and create a high-quality working system without much difficulty.
Convenient and simple option for irrigating the lawn in the country
For the efficient operation of the irrigation system, you need to follow some basic rules:
Advice! If a period of drought has come, watering should be abundant, but not frequent. The fact is that with frequent intake of liquid, but shallow exposure, the roots will not receive sufficient moisture. As a result, a crust forms, which becomes a barrier to water saturation of the roots.
If a decision is made to buy automatic irrigation for the country, it is necessary to competently approach its selection and installation!