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What Are the Best Methods for Irrigation System Installation?

Many private companies specialize in the installation of irrigation systems.
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  • Written By: Klaus Strasser
  • Edited By: Michelle Arevalo
  • Last Modified Date: 27 March 2014
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Irrigation is an important part of agriculture, because it allows crops and other plants to receive necessary amounts of water. There are many different methods for irrigation system installation. The difference between methods usually depends on factors such as the type of plants to be irrigated, and the size of the field, lawn, or garden. For example, a big irrigation system that features a complicated network of pipes will obviously be more difficult to install than other, smaller types of systems.

Irrigation is an ancient agricultural practice that brings water to crops and soil. It is primarily employed to make sure crops have adequate water. Archaeologists have discovered man-made irrigation systems from as far back as the 10th millennium BCE, in places like Mesopotamia and Egypt.

There are many different types of irrigation systems. Some incorporate a series of pipes that access a central well or other water source. Others may feature a series of sprinklers, or something as simple as a network of trenches, that carry rainwater — from areas where it is plentiful — to plants. Selecting the most practical and efficient irrigation system can often be the most important part of the installation process.

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For trench irrigation system installation, many factors can be considered. The location of the trenches is generally crucial. This can include correctly determining the slope of the land, so that the force of gravity can be employed to carry water. Finding a good water source will also impact where trenches are to be dug. The size of the trench may influence how much water can be transported; if shovels and manual labor are required for excavation; or if heavy machinery is needed.

In sprinkler irrigation system installation, it is important to choose the right type of sprinklers. There are many types available. Some can be set to timers and automatically disperse water at designated intervals. Depending on the type of sprinkler, this type of installation method may also require some electrical work, such as attaching the sprinklers to a power grid. In cases like this, installation may require an experienced electrician.

There are many private companies that specialize in irrigation system installation. This can often be the best option, since these businesses should have both the knowledge and necessary tools to perform the task successfully. Such companies may be able to suggest the best possible irrigation system, as well as plan and install it in an efficient manner.

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