Top irrigation products

Top irrigation products: what’s hot, and why!

The people have spoken! We’ve discovered what the top irrigation products are; and we’ve even found out why: read on to learn more.

So you’re in the market for irrigation products, but you’re not sure what you’re looking for?  Our list of the top 3 most popular irrigation products might be just what you need. We asked our customers what they’re buying and why – and this is what we discovered:

  1. Lateral Pipe

Sounds exciting, right? Available in 13, 16, 19 & 25mm, these pipes are the foundation to any irrigation system worth its salt. These pipes are attached after the water control valve, and end in a sprinkler head or drip system. Lateral pipes allow a controlled water supply to reach your precious plants, and are fully-customisable in length and diameter. This is the kind of thing you don’t find out until you start an irrigation plan, so it’s good to know upfront: lateral pipe is the most essential building block for any sprinkler system or drip-irrigation system layout. As to which diameter size you’ll need – well, the best thing to do there is to ask the professionals! Our team will ask you questions relating to your specific irrigation needs, to help determine your requirements. For more specific information relating to lateral pipes, take a look at this sprinkler tutorial website – you’ll be an expert before you know it!

Drip irrigation

  1. Pressure Compensating Drippers

These little beauties are a fantastic water-saving product. Controlling the flow of your water through to your plants, compensating drippers are typically available in a selection of 2, 4, 8 & 12 litre variants. Delivering a precise amount of water regardless of your existing water pressure, pressure compensating drippers are the ideal choice for those wishing to monitor their water flow. Most of these drippers come with a flexible inner diaphragm, making them effectively self-flushing and removing the risk of plugging. The regularity and consistency provided by these affordable and easy-to-install wee products makes them a sure-fire winner with most irrigation system designs; which is how they’ve easily made it onto our top 3 list!

  1. Microjets and Pop-up heads

Now things are starting to sound a little more exciting, right?! Microjets and pop-up sprinkler heads are highly popular irrigation products designed to spray an area rather than a single plant: making them ideal for nurseries, greenhouses, vegetable gardens, large flower beds and borders and lawns. Because these jets are designed to cover a larger area of plantings, they can be more cost effective to install – but they won’t be as kind on your water supply as the pressure compensating dripper system. You will find the microjets and pop-up heads quicker and easier to install too; and they’re available in a variety of flows and diameters; with spray coverage ranging from 40 degrees right through to 360 degrees. The spray itself can cover up to 5 metres in radius: making these jets an effective broad-range water dispersal system for your thirsty plants!

So there you have it – the most popular irrigation products and their purposes. Please keep in mind however, that filtration is an important feature of your irrigation system: for more information on how to correctly filtrate your irrigation system, contact us here at Arnold Franks!

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