If this is the year that you decided to dedicate yourself to planting and maintaining a lawn and a garden, one of the primary issues on your mind is how you are going to keep it properly irrigated and maintained. There are many different methods that you can use for irrigation throughout your landscaping. Get to know more about a few of these irrigation methods so that you can find the right option for you and your lawn and garden needs.

Traditional Lawn Sprinklers

Traditional lawn sprinklers, be they above ground or underground are one of the most common irrigation options available to you for your lawn. These options aim water above the grass of your lawn to almost mimic the impact of rainfall on the plants. 

In-ground or underground sprinklers are options that make the process of watering your lawn easier and less of a hassle. Rather than having to go outside and set up and move sprinklers around, you can just set daily timers and let the automated system do the rest.

However, for your garden space, you would need to use above ground sprinklers or another irrigation option as every year, you will want to rework the soil in your garden space to ensure that your vegetables and other plants grow well and that the soil remains nutrient rich.

Rainwater Collection Systems

If you are in an area of the country that is prone to droughts or water shortages, then you will want to use every last ounce of water that you can get for free to water your lawn and garden. This means you will want to use a rainwater collection system to ensure that water does not go to waste.

A rainwater collection system will connect to the rain gutters you have attached to your roof. The gutters will grain into rain barrels designed to hold all of the rainwater runoff from your roof which would otherwise pool up in one area or drain into the sewer system. You can attach a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to your rain barrel to direct the water all over your lawn and/or garden so that the water is evenly and properly distributed.

Alternatively, you could also use the rain barrel water to fill watering cans or buckets or manually hose down areas of your landscaping that need extra care and attention to thrive. A rainwater collection system is also one of the most environmentally friendly options as you will be preventing water from going to waste and you will reduce the amount of municipal water you use.

Now that you know more about a few of the lawn and garden irrigation options available to you, you can decide which system is right for your landscaping and get it installed or set up right away. Additional reading on lawn sprinklers can be found here.