Home gardens take on many forms from few plants in containers to large garden plots in the backyard. Having a home garden is wonderful as it offers immense benefits such as you get the fresh and tasty homegrown produce, provides environmental and enjoyment advantages and adds aesthetic appeal to your property as well. However, maintaining it is an essential component, you need to water it regularly, mow the lawn and remove the weeds at regular intervals.
However, here we will mainly talk about watering and the plumbing ideas for it. So, let’s get started.
If you have a very large garden and a yard then watering it every day can be a difficult task so you need to have sprinklers installed in your garden.
Designing the System
When you are designing the system you need to ensure how deep to bury the waterline, you can take external help for this. Probably you need to bury the water line below the frost line which is approximately 42 inches deep. Once you have decided that the next step is to see what material to use and how to connect the line to the house. Also, look into the stone walls and any trees in the space you decide to lay the waterline. When starting out the project, a certified tree arborist in Melbourne should be involved from beginning to end as any construction project can damage the trees and plants in your garden. These certified arborists have expertise and experience and can give you proper advice on what should be done to protect the trees.
Probably the most difficult part of the project can be digging the trench that would contain the water line. Hire a trench digger to open a ditch as they have the latest equipment to do so with ease, but remember that when digging the lawn, the arborist is also present there. As the roots of the trees are spread across the yard, they can tell that if they can be cut down or not. Once the trench is dug out, ensure that the bottom of it is properly sloped so the water line does not hold any water. Then lay the water pipe and add connection boxes, the boxes in the middle of the garden need to be larger and deeper to accommodate both spigot and the drain valve.
Assembling the System
With the trench ready the next step is to put all the connection boxes in the ground. To install each dig holes few inches deeper than the box itself and fill the bottom with 3-4 inches of gravel. Next, unroll the irrigation line and position it alongside the trench to determine the exact length of each piece of line and mark the holes in the connection boxes to pass the line through. Use a 100 psi line and then start assembling the system at the house. If you have any obstacles in the path of the line then use a 90° fitting and use a four-headed spigot. The four separate heads allow having the main irrigation line always hooked up as well as to have other hoses connected as well.
Now you are done and start watering your garden with ease. However, remember that whenever starting out on any construction project in your home garden or yard take help of tree care services.