Despite the UK suffering from varying weather patterns, it is important to ensure that your garden plants receive the right amount of water for successful growth. This is especially important in summer, already in 2017 some parts of thecountry have already experienced temperatures reaching upwards of 30°C. Lack of water during these hot periods can stunt growth, plants use water during the process of photosynthesis which converts energy from sunlight into energy that plants can use for growth. Water travels from the stem of plants to the leaves where photosynthesis occurs, it then evaporates to form carbon dioxide, a key raw material needed for the photosynthesis process. But it’s not as simple as just watering your plants and lawn from time to time;Soaker Hose has some top tips for ensuring the best irrigation this summer:
• Add A Water Buffer – top irrigation experts detail the benefits of over-watering plants slightly, especially during high climates. Creating a water buffer will allow plants to survive the heat and will keep lawns looking green throughout summer!
Aquarius manufactures The Soaker Hose, the market leading product within the root irrigation market in the UK and internationally. Soaker Hose is a porous flexible rubber pipe which sweats when placed in or on top of the soil, where it acts as a wick. The capillary action of the soil draws water from the pipe, which replaces water used by trees, plants, crops etc. This action delivers water, oxygen and nutrients uniformly through the soil directly to the roots.
The hose comes in a variety of diameters offering varying watering rates to suit your garden landscape. The budget Soaker Hose offers a watering rate of 2.4 litres per hour per metre; the hose comes in varying lengths from 7.5m to 100m. Aquarius also offer a wider Soaker Hose called the Pro Bore, a great addition to your garden, but mainly used by industrial growers for watering long distances. All our hoses are manufactured to high-quality, giving peace of mind to all users from home gardeners to professional landscapers.