DIY underground irrigation: from the design of the underground irrigation system to the installation of the system. Instructions and video guide.
A system ofunderground irrigationcan be the winning solution for irrigating the garden: it has no aesthetic impact and with the retractable nozzles, the irrigation system will be completely invisible. A underground irrigation system well sized will save the water bill from waste.
To create a structure ofDIY underground irrigationit will be necessary to start from the project: equip yourself with a pen and paper and sketch the plan of your garden. Mark the presence of any obstacles and trees, mark the point of water origin (the tap) on your sketch. Starting from this plan, calculate the path of the underground irrigation system and estimate how long the pipe to be buried and how many jets of water you will need.
The underground irrigation system can be associated with a control unit with sensors (perhaps a sensor capable of detecting rain or soil moisture so as to stop any type of irrigation when not needed) or a simple timer to irrigate. Some kits forDIY underground irrigationrequire stop valves or manifold control wells, others, on the other hand, manage the water supply in an intelligent way and with the addition of the Timer it will be possible to automate the water flow.
The ideal would be to install the structure ofDIY underground irrigationcontextually to the preparation of the seedbed of the lawn or garden, however, nothing prevents you from installing it afterwards and resowing the lawn and re-arranging the flower beds. Before burying the system it is important to perform some tests so as not to find yourself having to do all the work from scratch!
The video just proposed explains how to build a structure ofDIY underground irrigation using some kits on the market. The procedure is simple and was laid out in our guide article entitledHow to build an underground irrigation system.
Do-it-yourself underground irrigation, kits on the market
There are not a few commercially available kits that allow the construction of an underground irrigation system with a simple do-it-yourself job. Those who want to buy a do-it-yourself underground irrigation kit can contact small or large specialized dealers such asLeroy Marlin, or take advantage of the offers available by buying and selling on the web.
On Amazon, a kit for the construction of a DIY underground irrigation system is offered at a price of 70.50 euros. The purchase is worthwhile despite the 8.99 euros required for shipping costs because this diy kit includes:
- 25 meter collector hose
- Drain valves
- Three-way fittings
- Corner fittings
- Hose clamps
- Automatic fittings
- 5 hummingbirds, one of which allows 360 ° irrigation (rotates on itself) and 4 that allow irrigation by covering in a semi-circle, covering an angle of 180 °.
For the installation of this systemDIY underground irrigationit is not necessary to have a well or a pump, just connect the main pipe to the water mains and bury it as decided in the design phase. The DIY underground irrigation kit just described is sufficient to irrigate a lawn or a garden of 50 square meters.
The complete description of the kit mentioned is available on the Amazon page: Starter kit for underground irrigation mod. Hummingbird Claber 90200.Remember that nothing prevents you from using this kit as an example and then buying the various components individually and making a DIY underground irrigation system ad hoc for your needs. On the other hand, those who do not want to do calculations can purchase two kits (paying the shipping costs only once) and install the systemunderground irrigation even on larger gardens.