What is Reticulation
Any avid gardener understands the importance of keeping their garden healthy and watered all the time. But what if you go away for a holiday or you can’t get home one day and you were supposed to water your plants or even your crops. Well if you don’t have any type of irrigation system, you might end of wasting a lot of hard earned money that you used to buy all of your vegetation. This is not something anybody would want to deal with, especially because you live in a warmer climate here in Perth where it is necessary to water your crops and plants regularly. What’s the solution you might be asking yourself? Well, it’s something called reticulation. People have also referred to it as an irrigation system or garden watering system from time to time.
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How Does it Work?
Simply put, you install a combination of tubes and wires in a specific way which will allow you to water your plants in a much easier way. Water runs through these tubes at specific rates to reach different destinations of your garden at certain times. Holes throughout the tubes allow the water to escape and reach the plants. There are two variations of irrigation system manual and automatic, which can both be installed above or below ground. A manual system is more laboring and each time you’d like to water your plants, you go out and turn the faucet on which would probably be connected through a hose. Once you are satisfied and think the plants have had enough, you turn the faucet off. You schedule your sprinkler system based on the watering days that Watercorp allows us to.
Watch Out Though
If you aren’t careful, you may end up running over parts of your irrigation system if you aren’t familiar with their placements. This happens mainly while lawn mowing. You may have seen irrigation systems that pop up out of the ground and sprinkle water over people’s lawns. Well, some garden irrigation systems are very similar and constantly protrude from the ground. Be very careful not to hit them with your lawn mower, as you could cause permanent damage to the entire irrigation system. One easy solution as first is tape off your irrigation spouts with bright tape if they don’t automatically retract into the ground. This will allow you to notice them until you are familiar with all of their locations.
Are They Worth It?
If you need something that will help you water your plants on a consistent schedule, a retic system is a great solution. As it requires both plumbing and a sparky, it is easier to hire a The Happy Gardeners to do it for you. Do you need help remembering when to water your plants?