24 Jan Irrigation for Window Boxes
When you imagine garden irrigation systems such as Rosewood’s, you might presume we design primarily for larger gardens. However, this is far from the truth. Of course, those with a greater area to water might feel that the time-saving benefits of automatic irrigation are a blessing. A tiny garden will not take long to water, that’s certainly correct. However, small gardens, especially where containers provide the growing medium for the plants, can benefit enormously from one of our systems, . It’s notoriously difficult to gauge the correct amount of water to provide for plants in containers. That’s where we come in, delivering automatic irrigation for window boxes and planters.
The problems of watering plants in containers
So, why is watering containers tricky? There are so many variables it’s hard to know where to start. Most importantly, the soil in containers doesn’t retain much moisture. This means plants in pots dry out much more quickly than when planted in the ground. So, can we just water every day, keeping the soil soaked? Sadly not! There’s a fine line between not enough moisture and waterlogged soil, and both damage the health of your plants. If you want to know more about this, visit the ‘garden knowhow’ website and read about the difficulties of watering plants in containers.
How automatic irrigation helps
Once you realise how tricky it is to get right, you’ll understand why automatic irrigation is so beneficial. It allows us to set a precise amount of water to be delivered rather than relying on guesswork. And as well as giving us the means to decide how much to water, it also allows us to decide how often to supply it. You can set up the automatic watering and then forget about it.
So, container irrigation is a very good idea! We provide designs where planters form a single zone within a multi-zone system in a larger garden. We also provide irrigation for balconies or other areas where containers form the whole garden. These might be domestic properties or commercial ones, like this restaurant in Henley-on-Thames. We recently completed a new installation of irrigation to a number of window boxes. Our picture shows us using our scaffold tower to reach the upper storey of the building.
So, irrigation isn’t only for big gardens – our irrigation for window boxes or other small containers really helps plants thrive. If you need help with your container garden, setting up a no-obligation quotation appointment is easy. Give Rosewood a call on 01727 811448 and we can talk about your requirements.