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Things Micro-Irrigation Can Do For Your Garden

Real Estate Agent with Sailwinds Realty

Things Micro-Irrigation Can Do For Your Garden

What is Micro-Irrigation? It is  low volume irrigation, also known as drip irrigation, that allows you to add flowers and plants to your gardens while saving on water volume.  When used properly it can add to  your landscape irrigation  by putting water exactly where you want it. Especially if you need to water flowers more often than grass or bushes. We also use it to water potted plants on the patio and by our very sunny front door for flowers and plants that need more water.

Micro Irrigation Benefits

  1. Micro Irrigation is outside of the water restrictions (Florida) so you will be in compliance even if you water your plants every day. 
  2. Easy connection to hoses or outdoor spigots.
  3. Decreased water loss from evaporation, wind and run-off.
  4. Minimized erosion when water hillside or terraced areas.
  5. Water application efficiency. You can set the timers to water as much or as little as you need. 
  6. You can apply the water to the root areas of the plants to reduce pest problems and root rot.

Things Micro-Irrigation Can Do For Your GardenNo this is not my garden. This is the Flower and Garden Show at Epcot.


There are three types of Micro Irrigation.

  1. In-Line Drip Tubing. Usually placed beneath the mulch to mask the black tubes. Very flexible and can be tailored to plant locality.
  2. Drip Emitters. Placed in potted or hanging plants to specifically target them. We started using these when we would go on vacation; to make sure our potted plants weren’t neglected. You don’t need to ask a neighbor or friend to stop by.
  3. Micro-sprays. Irrigates more area than the first two. They come in a variety of sizes and spray patterns. 

We reduce the irrigation frequency in the summer months when we get our daily rains. You can also tailor your micro-irrigation to fit into different sun and shade patterns. 

Inspect and clean your emitters regularly. Flush the system every two months to get rid of junk.  Reset your timer controller to adjust to the seasons. Replace your timer batteries twice a year.

If you love flowers like we do, then micro-irrigation is for you. To find out what your area allows, and what the regulations are look here at SWFMD.

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Toni Weidman, Broker-associate
Florida Luxury, Trinity


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Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

TonI those are some great tips. Thank you so much for sharing this, especially the beautiful picture 

Apr 06, 2016 09:54 PM
Toni Weidman

Thanks Joe.

Apr 06, 2016 10:18 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

 We have to be sure the snowflakes are gone to consider planting at this point...but great tips to get your garden lush, green and flowering !

Apr 06, 2016 10:00 PM
Toni Weidman

I hear you; it comes earlier here.Thanks.

Apr 06, 2016 10:18 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Toni, thanks for sharing so many great tips and info about micro irrigation. I am going to look into this further. Have a great day and happy gardening!

Apr 06, 2016 10:36 PM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Goo info, Toni!  And those gardens at Epcot are spectacular.  For the past couple of years, we've had enough rain but I know another dry period is coming.  It always does.

Apr 06, 2016 11:15 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Toni, If that was your garden I would have to come and take lessons from you.

Apr 06, 2016 11:19 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Toni, these are great tips for those who do gardening, as far as me, not so much!

Apr 07, 2016 04:40 AM