What’s The Best Greenhouse Irrigation System?

Tips on how to choose the right greenhouse irrigation system for your needs.

Choosing the right greenhouse irrigation is important to ensure the health and growth of your greenhouse plants. Greenhouses come in a variety of sizes and styles and provide an optimal growing environment for your vegetables, plants, and flowers. Irrigating a greenhouse is different from irrigating a backyard garden or landscape.

Depending on your specific needs, the following two systems are great options for greenhouse irrigation:

• Drip irrigation system: A drip irrigation system consists of a series of overhead hoses attached to smaller distribution tubes. At the end of each tube is an emission device (emitter or spray stake). Theses emission devices are placed into each pot or container. Water drip or sprays directly into each container. This system works well for larger containers and hanging baskets.

• Misting watering system: A misting system is an effective watering system for greenhouses especially if you use your greenhouse for plant propagation. This system is similar to a drip system with the exception that small micro-sprinklers are used. These micro-sprinklers deliver a very fine mist. This type of system is ideal for plant propagation and seed germination since the very small droplets do not disturb the soil in containers and flats.

W.P. Law, Inc. specializes in all types of irrigation systems and can help you choose the right watering system for your greenhouse irrigation.

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