What is Irrigation
What is Irrigation
What is irrigation and why is it important? Quite simply, irrigation is the means of moving water from itís source to a predetermined location. Relying on natural rainfall to provide the water our plants need is the most ideal case. Unfortunately, rain doesnít fall when we need it to, forcing us to supplement our plants needs. Providing a steady amount of water on a consistent schedule encourages even growth and strong roots.

What is irrigation depth and why is it important? Irrigation depth is the quantity of water needed to reach at least sixty percent of the plantís root zone. Roots of plants need nutrients, water, and air to grow and survive. Shallow watering keeps roots near the soil surface and has the potential to expose the plant to serious damage. Deep watering encourages roots to penetrate to deep moisture reserves in the soil and helps the plant survive during hot, summery weather. Deeper roots mean plants have access to more moisture and can go longer between watering. They are also less exposed to stress from heat and drying winds than plants with shallow roots are.

What is irrigation frequency and why is it important? Frequent watering produces the most bountiful blooms, attractive foliage, and the maximum harvest. Frequent irrigation maintains an ideal moisture level in the soil. It takes a certain volume of water to rehydrate parched soil. The soil needs to be hydrated before a plants roots can even use the moisture. This results in more water being used. Irregular watering can also result in patchy, uneven growth as well as smaller root systems, slower growth rates, and susceptibility to insects and diseases.
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What is Irrigation
What is Irrigation