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Types of irrigation systems

After the construction of a residential building, many developers make great efforts, equipping their own personal territory. Someone prefers to create a stone park on their site, guided by the basic rules of landscape design, others diligently grow their own garden, while still others prefer a simple neatly trimmed lawn. It is about the last type of landscape arrangement that we will discuss below.
A lawn is a neatly trimmed lawn on which decorative grass grows. In order for it to remain evergreen and dense, you need not only to turn on the lawn mower machine in a timely manner, you also need to install a good irrigation system. Today, the following types of irrigation systems exist: mechanical, automatic and semi-automatic. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of the above systems? We offer you to learn more about their advantages and disadvantages.
The mechanical irrigation system has been known for garden design for quite some time. Its arrangement consists of several stages. First, the developer needs to install underground pipelines with several elevated elements equipped with shut-off valves, to which a flexible hose with a nozzle-sprayer is connected. Entirely above-ground systems exist, however they are less popular because they violate the design integrity of the garden composition. A feature of the mechanical irrigation system is that water is taken from the central water supply system, and the pressure and taps are adjusted manually.
The semi-automatic irrigation system is somewhat different from the mechanisms requiring manual intervention. The main structural elements of the system are located underground, at a depth of 30 to 50 centimeters. Due to the controlled pressure inside the system, the pipeline is made of composite polymers or plastic. Despite the fact that each crane located around the perimeter of the system does not turn on automatically, but manually, while the semi-automatic system is equipped with sprayers of different coverage areas, which are unnecessary to hold with your hands. In addition, the pressure head and temperature are set in advance. The installation can use both central water supply and separate water tanks.
The automatic lawn irrigation system, unlike previous systems, can be completely and completely controlled from the control center and does not need direct human intervention. The design scheme remains the same as in the previous version, however, all overhead cranes are equipped with solenoid valves, which can be opened either manually or under the influence of an electric pulse. In other words, automatic irrigation systems consist not only of a pipeline, but also of a network cable that provides power to the elements of the system. The unit can be turned on and off remotely. At the request of the controller, it can be programmed for different operating times, in addition, various nodes can be equipped with different nozzles and give a head of different power. It is worth noting that, if necessary, the controller can turn on one tap or several at once.