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Having an irrigation system is something that most people find convenient. You just cannot rely on the weather to give the exact amount of water your crops or plants need. You just set up the irrigation schedule, and the system does the rest.
It is very useful, especially in areas where the rainfall can be erratic. But what happens when you get good rainfall? When it is not really necessary to water your garden or crops. A standard irrigation system that is on a set schedule will run anyway.
And, while a little extra water is no big deal for most plants, drowning them with bucketfuls of extra water is only going to be a negative thing for them. It’s not so great for you either – water that you are paying for is wasted, and the nutrients in the ground are being leeched away.
But what is the alternative? There is no denying that being able to set up irrigation to an automatic timer is something that is extremely useful. If you have a large garden or a farm, it is one less thing on your to-do list.
And, most of the time, you do need some help in this department. However, during the rainy season, you are better served taking moisture readings and deciding whether or not to irrigate with these readings in mind.
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