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What to consider when choosing between the 3 options for watering your artificial grass lawn.
If you have already considered building or renovating your garden using the artificial turf ALLGrass Solutions offers you, it is important to consider the irrigation options you can choose from to optimize your water usage.
- Manual Irrigation
- Automatic Irrigation Installation
- Designing a Combination Irrigation
If your plot is small (25-50mts2) it may be enough to opt for this type of irrigation. It will help you to clean the artificial grass from dust from time to time. Manual watering has the advantage that you can do it every time you need it, just connect a hose to the tap and use the water you consider necessary.
The frequency with which this type of watering should be done depends on the amount of dust that accumulates. If your garden is close to construction sites or the countryside, it will most likely require more frequent watering. The average garden that is not exposed to these variables may take 10 to 15 days to water.
It is very likely that in summer, there will be times when you need to use water during the hottest hours of the day. You can water to "cool" your lawn so that you can use your garden at those times.
The automatic watering is a recommended option for medium and large plots that in addition to artificial grass, include different landscaped areas. Designing and installing a good irrigation system is essential. The right parts should be selected to minimize the number of sprinklers and optimize water use.
Automatic irrigation has the advantage of being able to program and reprogram the different phases. Once installed, you can adapt it according to the time of the year.
For example, for the artificial grass area, you can choose to use long-range turbines and water as often as mentioned in the previous section. Even in summer, by selecting the manual button, you can cool the surface to make it more comfortable to use.
For areas with plants and shrubs, you can design a drip irrigation network. You can select from a variety of spray heads, and you can also calibrate the flow rate that best suits each plant.
It is likely that for some reason, you may want to consider watering your garden using a combination of the 2 options above.
For example, if you have a terrace or an attic where it is not feasible to install automatic irrigation underground, and aesthetically you are not interested in leaving it exposed.
You may also have opted for other cleaning methods for artificial grass. For example vacuuming, brushing and blowing, whereby you could leave a drip irrigation for plants and a manual irrigation for specific cases. This way you can freshen up in summer or clean up any liquids or organic waste that has been spilled on the lawn.
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