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A beautiful and well-trimmed hedge is the pride of many gardeners. It not only represents a natural boundary, but also serves as a habitat for many small animals and also provides privacy. However, in order for the green wall to remain healthy and continue to fulfill its tasks, it must be carefully cared for. Correct irrigation is an important point.

Watering the hedge automatically saves time and effort

Why is watering a hedge so important?

Whether you actually need to water your hedge or not depends on various factors. In addition to the hedge plants used, the quality of the soil as well as the intensity of the sun and the weather play a significant role. Some plant species do not require additional watering, watering could only be important during hot dry periods. Others will thrive better if you water them regularly. When it comes to soil quality, the rule is that hedge plants in sandy soil are more likely to need additional watering than those that are in loamy soil. Furthermore, the age of the plants has an impact on the necessity and frequency of watering: the younger the hedge, the more important an external supply of moisture is. This favors the growth of the plants.

A simple watering system for the hedge

A simple form of hedge irrigation is done using a combination of irrigation hoses laid along the ground along the hedge and connected to a water source. You can use a water tap in the garden or a large rain barrel for this purpose. However, the latter usually requires a submersible pump to move the water from the reservoir to the hedge. It is also necessary to refill the bin regularly, which can be done, for example, through rain or through an additional connection to the water tap. This irrigation system can also be installed with little manual skill and is also suitable for other regions in the garden that need to be irrigated.

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A more professional irrigation system (€32.95) usually runs underground instead of above ground and is therefore protected from the weather and other negative influences. An additionally installed watering timer controls the duration of watering, a soil moisture sensor registers whether automatic watering is necessary at all. This makes it easy to avoid overwatering.

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