Maintenance of green areas
Good maintenance is the key to their durability and excellent appearance of your green areas. It is important to acknowledge some of the most important concerns regarding gardening and irrigation systems:
- adequate watering
- regular fertilization
- regular lawn mowing
- soil aeration
- dealing with pests
- treatment with plant protection products
Regular monitoring of the water, food and air regime of your green areas ensures good planting conditions. This is especially important when maintaining small or medium areas with grass.
Watering of green areas
The optimal watering of the vegetation and grass trimmings should be regular and dosed in the right ammounts. The most common option is watering about three times a week. During the summer season watering should be increased, according to the maximum temperatures and humidity of the air. In the warmest seasons it is best to observe the irrigation rate of about 5-6 liters per square meter per day. Irrigation takes place in the morning and in the evening.
Benefits of irrigation systems
The irrigation system allows automated irrigation at a precise time, which ensures optimal water distribution. Specialized garden irrigation systems are used in different directions – from agriculture, to maintenance of gardens and green areas in urban environments, private homes, golf terrains, football fields and many others.
In addition to the beneficial effect on plants, drip irrigation systems also have a number of other advantages, i.e. saving water. These systems are efficient, easily adjustable and precise in watering.
Drip irrigation systems are organized usind various pipe sizes and regulating valves located near the soil. Passing through these pipes, the water easily and quickly reaches the roots of the plants and the water loss is minimized.
Operation and maintenance of irrigation systems
Preparation for the operation of an irrigation system requires prior work and subsequent regular maintenance. Therefore, it is important to choose the right system and good planning for maintenance.
Depending on the location and the complexity of the system, you can maintain the irrigation system by yourself or look for professional maintenance (which we, of course, provide here at TH Consulting).
Prior to the actual installation, various factors should be taken into account – such as soil indicators, slope of the terrain, prevailing climate, landscape and orientation of the green areas.
Most often the irrigation system is formed by several connected or independent circuits that feed a system of sprinklers, thus providing good irrigation of the areas.
An important part of the system are rain sensors, as well as sensors for humidity and/or direct sunlight. These can save you time and money. When a system is well designed and maintained, it operates independently and flawlessly.
Some of the immediate benefits of integrating irrigation systems are
- Saves you time and money
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Water savings – up to 40%
- Overall better appearance of green areas
- Uniform growth