Garden Irrigation

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petroulo
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Garden Irrigation

Post by petroulo » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:26 am

Hello all,

We have recently done our garden (well it was done on February this year) but i keep adding more plants. Anyway the guy that installed the irrigation system adjusted it for 3 times per week for 30 mins. Isn't that too much?
I was told 15 minutes is fine. But i am afraid that all plants/trees are overwatered since then, the drip irrigations are from Elysee (black/green which is 25lph) my water pressure is around 2 bar i think.

Recently before i water them, i ususally done some soil testing for dryness and i use a moisture meter as well, which shows me that underneath is WET. (Scale from 1-10)

My plants are palm trees, birds of paradise, lavender, sheflera, cordylines, and some small cosmetic shrubs.
Seems they go fine to me and had a lot of growth since then.

Whats your advice/suggestion on this? I am a bit confused since i am a novice gardener.
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Devil
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Re: Garden Irrigation

Post by Devil » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:34 pm

If you can afford all the water that you are using and everything is fine, better not to touch it. That having been said, the requirements of a lavender bush and a whacking great palm tree can hardly be the same, nor even the other herbaceous plants. If you have a neighbour on the other side of the wall behind your plants, he may very well complain about the proximity of your trees to his property, especially when they start shedding fronds.

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