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Hozelock Guide to Automatic Watering

Hozelock Guide to Automatic Watering

Automatic watering also known as automatic irrigation is a system that takes water from the tap to your plants using a simple network of narrow pipes and outlets hidden in the garden. This can be controlled manually or by a timer. An automatic watering system takes the work out of watering. It waters your plants properly all through the season, even if you are away and saves you time. We will show you how to create the most adapted system that will match your needs in terms of watering using Hozelock’s easy to install and simple to use drip system. Then we show you how to make it work automatically by combining it with a Hozelock timer. If you are looking for a simple system to water your container plants when you are away on holiday or a sophisticated system to water your entire garden, you’ll find that an automatic watering system helps you manage your garden much more easily, allowing you to spend more time doing the things you want, rather than the things you have to.

Additionally, automated watering systems allow you to save a non-negligible amount of water throughout the year thanks to the advanced water flow management allowed by the use of drippers and sprinklers. So that, if you are sensitive to environmental issues and water protection you know that you also help mother nature in preserving its natural resources.

Hozelock ABC Watering Guide

Automatic watering is a simple network of pipes that carry the water around the garden, and outlets that deliver it to the plants. Most systems can be installed in a few hours and all can be extended as your garden grows.

The Hozelock automatic watering system has been designed to be as easy as possible to understand, buy and install. The system is split into three sections

Drip Irrigation - Illustration Hozelock Irrigation Tap

The tap connection is vital. It connects the automatic watering system to the mains water supply. There are three different ways to make this connection. Always use a pressure reducer to control the water pressure to ensure the best performance. All installations below can be automated by adding a Hozelock water computer.

Hozelock Guide Tap Connection Diagram Irrigation Pipe

Hozelock’s 13mm tubing is supple, long lasting and UV resistant. Use elbows, t-pieces and joiners to make the network. Use wall clips and stakes to secure it in place. The pipe can be buried up to 5cm in the ground or covered with mulch. The tables below show the pack quantities available for each product

Hozelock Guide Irrigation Pipe Diagram

The 4mm micro tubing takes water from the supply tube to the plants. Hozelock thick walled tubing is kink, crush and UV resistant. Use with t-pieces and in-line connectors and secure in place with stakes.

Hozelock Guide Micro Pipe Diagram Pipe Guide

You can fit any combination of Drippers, Microjets and Mini Sprinklers, depending on the plants and where you want to water. Choose the best drippers for your needs from the table below. The length of time your system needs to run for will depend on several factors, e.g., the time of year, the weather and the type of plants. Experiment until you get the best performance from your system.

Hozelock Guide Drip Irrigation Diagram Kit

Kits include everything you need to install your own system If you still don’t know where to start or you want the convenience of a kit where everything is supplied in one box then pick one of our starter sets.

A kit may not be enough for all your need, but, it is a great starting point in the creation of your automatic irrigation network providing you with the basic items to start one. If you wish to expand it, you can add additional elements such as drippers, sprinklers or even micro-jets and misters.

Hozelock Guide Irrigation Kits Diagram

Why using an automatic watering system?

The advantage of creating an automatic watering system is that it is evolutive, your garden will change with time and so will your watering system as it will adapt to the changes of it.

If you feel that a timer-regulated system is not enough you should know that some systems allow you to manage your watering taking into account elements like rain or hygrometry. Moreover, you can use zoning controllers systems allowing you to water some specific areas of your garden while other are not.

If you wish you can also associate your system with a rainwater collection device and a pump so that you can save even more money on water.

Using an automatic watering system, therefore, allows you to save water and money. So why should you wait any longer?