1st October 2021
Looking At A Few More Ways to Irrigate Soil

It can be difficult to keep everything watered when you've got a lot of field to care for. Thankfully, technology has moved past forcing you to get up before dawn to hunch over your crops or your lawn with nothing but a watering can, and there's a wide array of irrigation solutions you can utilise to make sure you're not faced with a dead desert every morning. If you're trying to learn more about the various ways you can keep water flowing and the soil nice and moisturised, we might be able to help you.

Has The Technology Really Improved That Much?
It's easy to think that watering plants is as simple as going to the tap, filling up a glass, and pouring it out onto the soil. However, if you want to make keeping an office garden alive an easy task, you might benefit from something a little more high-tech. Plants, crops, and even a lawn can be incredibly fickle things, and too much water can kill them just as easily as not having enough will. Luckily, you've got plenty of options.

It Starts With A Trickle
If you've got plants that could do with a constant flow of water throughout the day, you might want to consider installing a drop/trickle irrigation system. This system works by installing a series of pipes over the soil you'd like to water, at which stage water is allowed to slowly trickle out as individual drops. The low discharge rate for this irrigation systems makes it suitable for any type of soil, but you need to ensure that you won't be drowning whatever is trying to live in that soil.

Digging Deeper
If you instead need to keep large fields watered without an external water source, for whatever reason, you might want to consider a subsurface irrigation system. These systems work by injecting water below the soil, keeping the surface soil watered in instances where the water table is buried too deep to get the job done itself. Generally speaking, this means that the irrigation system will be installed near the plant root zone, though it varies depending on just how deep the water table is. This method might be a bit complex for an office garden, but it might be useful for lawn care in certain scenarios.

Make Sure It's Installed By The Professionals
While all of these irrigation systems can be of some use to you, it's important that they're installed by the right person. Here at Abi Civil, our civil contractors have years of experience working in the labour hire field. We've worked in all aspects our field, including guard rail installation, stormwater drainage, and formwork. With our experience, you can be confident that we'll be able to help you keep everything in your field alive and well. To speak with our team of civil contractors in NSW about what we can do for you, call us on 1300 402 510.