Irrigation Schedule


Definition - What does Irrigation Schedule mean?

A planter’s irrigation schedule depends on a variety of factors, such as specific soil requirements, climate, and plant type. Drip irrigation, soaker hoses, overhead sprinklers, and other irrigation methods also affect your watering schedule. Regardless of your medium of irrigation, it is also important to consider the type of terrain since flat and sloped gardens have different watering needs.

MaximumYield explains Irrigation Schedule

Regular deep watering has been shown to promote root growth, while preventing various types of plant diseases. When it comes to lawns and ornamental shrubs, automatic overhead sprinklers may be the best option since these do not necessarily need a lot of water directly in their roots.

Vegetable and fruit gardens, on the other hand, may thrive better with a drip irrigation system. Most drip irrigation systems come with a timer that can be set to automatically diffuse water a certain number of times per week.

When planning your irrigation schedule, it is advisable to pay close attention to the soil composition: clay soil, for example, is heavier than most soil types and absorbs water at a slower rate. Clay can also hold plenty of water in reserve, in comparison to sand, whereby water goes directly and quickly to the roots.

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