Home irrigation systems for optimal results
Easy Garden Irrigation are an established UK supplier of garden irrigation systems. Our product range includes innovative watering systems designed for optimal performance with a range of popular brands, including Hozelock and Claber. Whether you are looking for a garden irrigation system for outdoor plants, vegetables or lawn care, Easy Garden Irrigation can help.
To get you started, take a look at our Irrigation Help and Advice Page, a comprehensive walkthrough of garden irrigation systems. In the guides, you will learn everything there is to know about how simple a garden irrigation system is to set up. If you would like to ask any questions, feel free to give one of our friendly sales staff a call or drop them an email.
How do automatic garden watering systems work?
Garden watering systems work by carrying water around the garden in a series of irrigation supply pipes connected to a water source (usually a standard outside tap). When you have the irrigation supply pipe running past all of the plants you wish to water, you then connect water outlets to the pipe matrix to regulate the release of water. A water outlet could be a dripper (slow release for individual plants and small areas), a micro spray (for covering small-medium size areas of plants), mini sprinklers (for large areas of plants), or a soaker hose (a porous pipe that releases water slowly along its entire length). Use a water timer for automatic control of when the garden watering system turns on and off.
Drip Irrigation Systems
Drip irrigation systems are the most efficient of the garden watering systems, designed to precisely release water to the roots of plants. It works by using a network of pipes to carry water around the garden and then connecting drip emitters and positioning them close to the base of plants. Because the drip emitters release water slowly, you have greater control of the amount of water being delivered, eliminating water waste.
Micro Spray Systems
Micro sprays deliver a fine spray of water over an area of up to 2 metres radius, making them ideal for covering small areas of plants. Because they cover small areas (rather than individual plants), micro jets and spray systems are quicker to install and can be more cost-effective compared to drip irrigation systems but are not as efficient with water. You can buy pre-assembled micro sprays on stakes with microtube, further reducing installation time, or you can buy all the components individually to customise your system as much as you'd like.
Mini Sprinkler Systems
With coverage of up to 5 metres radius, mini sprinklers are great for covering large areas of plantation quickly and easily. These are similar to the micro jets and sprays, but instead of giving a fine spray, they throw water in large droplets, minimising evaporation being carried by wind during distribution. Installation is quick and easy, with pre-made mini sprinklers on stakes available. You can also find individual components for fully customised mini sprinkler systems.
Soaker Hose Systems
A soaker hose is a porous pipe, also known as leaky pipe, and when used, it releases water slowly along its entire length and provides a deep soaking action. It's great to use in flower borders, vegetable patches, hedgerows, or other large areas. Available in a 13mm diameter for long lengths (50m maximum lengths is recommended) and a micro 4mm diameter which is ideal for containers.