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Question: How do I prepare the irrigation system?
Good morning ; if possible I would need information. I'm trying to build a small underground irrigation system in my garden. There are 4 fruit plants (fig + 2 peaches + 1 plum), a dozen blueberry seedlings + a couple of kiwis and a small vegetable garden (tomatoes and salad) . The intention would be to manage the watering through a programming system but I wanted to have clear some basic notions ... then we come to the questions: 1- How often will I have to plan the watering of the aforementioned plants / garden? 2- Which 'best' watering technique for the various types? 3 - you will have to lay 3 different types of pipes (then multi-zone programmer / stations), assuming that blueberries and kiwis will have to be bathed with a certain frequency, different, I think, from peach / fig, and likewise for tomatoes or ci Are they gearboxes and / or other so as to 'exploit' a single stanchion tube and therefore buy a single station programmer?
Programmable irrigation system: Answer: the irrigation system
an irrigation system can include a single supporting tube, which connects different tubes, which reach different areas of the garden, each of which may have a personal solenoid valve, which programs the passage of water in that given area; in this way it can irrigate the garden with a certain type of pipes or regulators, the blueberries with another type of pipes or regulators.
The best way to be able to water the plants he has indicated is to consider the garden divided into different zones, in each of which there is a different plant; in this way you will have to arrange the irrigation system so that the sprinkler chosen for a given area goes to water only and exclusively that area. In addition to this, you must choose similar types of sprinklers for each individual area.
For example, you will need to check that the dripline is only in the garden area, and that instead a semi-circular spray static sprinkler only water the blueberries; in any case, however, the valve that controls the dripline will only have to control the dripline, and not other irrigation tools; while the valve that governs the static sprinklers must govern only static sprinklers. This is because each type of sprinkler has different operating times and supplies different quantities of water per minute, and a single solenoid valve instead supplies the same water, for the same period of time, to all sprinklers of the circuit to which it belongs.
In your case, I think it would be useful to have an irrigation system for the vegetable garden and one for the blueberries, because the garden plants need regular watering, and the blueberries love a fresh and moist soil.
Kiwis and fruit plants, on the other hand, once they are well stabilized, need watering only in the event of prolonged drought, and not daily or a short distance of time; therefore in the case of fruit plants it can install an area of the irrigation system that goes to water these plants, but without planning the irrigations: it can simply activate the solenoid valve in the area of the fruit plants when it considers that the soil is excessively dry.
If the fruit plants are on the sides of a lawn, they can instead build an area of the plant that waters the lawn, and the fruit plants will have excess water from the lawn.
The blueberries are watered regularly, keeping the soil fairly humid, but avoiding drenching it excessively; the vegetable garden is watered depending on what we want to put: the salad is often watered, the tomatoes a little less, and without hitting the leaves.
Clear that the program of its irrigation system will have to follow the seasons and will have to be modified accordingly: in summer daily watering, in spring weekly watering (to be suspended in case of rain), in winter no watering.