Water irrigation systems are important for the health of your polytunnel or garden growing space. If you are growing a range of different crops, one of the key ingredients in the recipe for success is getting your watering system right. During the summer months especially, watering by hand can take a lot of time. That is why many gardeners choose to create or purchase water irrigation systems for their gardens. An automated irrigation system or specialist watering equipment can make it easier to make sure the water needs of all the different plants are met and you keep everything in the 'Goldilocks zone' - just right. Check out the polytunnel irrigation kits on offer to set up the perfect garden watering systems for your space.
Garden watering systems are essential for thriving gardens and take the time-consuming work out of hand watering. While these garden irrigation kits are ideal for small polytunnels, they are crucial for large and commercial polytunnels. You can choose an overheard irrigation system that douses all of your plants with generous spraying of water or drip irrigation systems for delicate plants that only need hydrating from the soil and the roots. Take a look at our range of water irrigation systems for your polytunnel and place your order today.
See below answers to some common questions we get asked about water irrigation systems.
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HOW MUCH WATER DOES A POLYTUNNEL NEED?
Watering in a polytunnel is quite different from watering an outdoor garden. For one, the interior of a polytunnel means less water evaporation so instead of watering your plants every single day, it is more beneficial to give your polytunnel a good soaking once or twice a week and less in winter. However, this will depend on the heat of the day and the types of crops you have growing in your polytunnel.
MANUAL WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS VS AUTOMATIC WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
Manual irrigation involves grabbing a garden hose or watering can and manually watering your plants. This is fine for small polytunnels but it can be incredibly time-consuming in commercial ones. Manual irrigation allows you to monitor how much water your plants are getting as you can see how much water is being delivered and soaked into the soil.
Automatic irrigation is ideal for larger or commercial polytunnels where it simply isn't practical to water manually. The water irrigation systems can either be turned on or set to a timer. These types of systems are perfect for drip irrigation systems and soaker hose systems.
WHY BUY A GARDEN IRRIGATION SYSTEM?
If you've ever tried to water a commercial polytunnel with a garden hose, you know how time-consuming this task can be. Investing in an irrigation system ensures the crops in your polytunnel can be watered efficiently and you can use your time for other tasks. The best aspect of an irrigation system is that it can be set to a timer which is perfect if you go on holiday or if you have multiple polytunnels to water.
Order your polytunnel irrigation system from First Tunnels today. You can order online or give us a call on 01282 601253.