Outdoor Irrigation Supplies
Make sure you are ready for the growing season with quality outdoor irrigation supplies and you know full well, you’re going to be watering at some point.
Be prepared with some basic supplies.
- Small spray nozzle
- Wand nozzle
- Garden hose
- Coil hose
- Nozzle replacement kit
This should help keep your garden in good shape.
If you’re a commercial grower planning on a more serious automated irrigation system to meet these needs, you can’t go wrong with a fully electronic and programmable outdoor watering and misting central control unit.
Most commercial and residential irrigation systems are “in ground” systems, this means that everything is buried in the ground. With the pipes, sprinklers, emitters (sub-surface dripperline), and irrigation valves being hidden, it makes for a cleaner, more presentable landscape without garden hoses or other sprinklers having to be moved around manually.
Sprinkler systems are divided into zones. A zone is a single irrigation valve and a group of sprinklers or drip tubing/emitters that are connected by pvc and/or polyetheyne pipes. Each zone has a solenoid valve on it that is controlled by an irrigation controller or timer. The irrigation controller sends a 24volt signal to the solenoide valve to turn on at a specific time and keep it on for a programmed amount of time.
New “Smart Controllers” are capable of adjusting the watering time and/or watering day in response to current environmental or soil moisture conditions. The smart controller determines current conditions by means of historic weather data for the local area, a soil moisture sensors, rain sensor, on or off-site weather stations, or a combination of these.