No matter the size of the garden, homeowners put a lot of time and effort into making sure their plants grow and thrive. Part of the way to garden is knowing how and when to water your flowers or vegetables. Watering a garden, or even your lawn, can be a process, but with the right sprinkler system, you may make the task more efficient.

Walking from plant to plant with a hose in hand is the most straight-forward method of watering your garden. You are in charge of how much water each plant receives, making sure it is never too much or too little. But the process might end up costing you more than just time. In fact, homeowners might be surprised to learn that watering by hose might use more water than necessary. 

An alternative to this method is to use a sprinkler. Garden sprinklers can be as simple as the ones that attach to the end of your hose. Certain models allow for oscillating, sweeping, pulsating, and arm whirling. You can also control the distance, radius and pattern to the spray so that only one area of the lawn or garden is targeted. You can install a timer system to these types of sprinklers as well.

To achieve a more automated and self-contained watering system, you will want to install an in-ground sprinkler system. The heads to this system are connected to an underground pipe system, and it allows you to target specific zones at specific times, with a specific amount of water.

Different types of sprinkler heads are also available for an in-ground system. The water distribution method can be a constant spray that can cover 360 degrees, or even a steady mist that targets only one area. Others can be put in place to soak or flood a smaller area.

Another possibility is to install a system that is designed to only soak the garden. By using soaker hoses that run through the garden, you can simply turn on the water from the spigot and water will seep through tiny holes in the hose. 

Caring for your plants should not come at a cost. By knowing the right way to water your garden, you can save both time and money this summer, while still reaping the benefits. For more information on how you can efficiently water your garden, call Kellermeier Plumbing at 616-866-5134. At Kellermeier Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being honest and upfront with our customers and strive to provide our clients with the highest level of service.