Irrigation is an all-around good idea

by Christina Molcillo May 11, 2020

Irrigation is an all-around good idea

For gardeners of any type – whether hobby or professional – watering the plants is one of the most important chores of the day! It may seem obvious, but it’s not as simple as just walking out, pouring water on the plants and calling it a day; different plants have different needs when it comes to how much water, and when.

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For new gardeners, over- or under-watering are easy mistakes to make that can negatively affect the plants and cause them to wilt, reduce their yield, or even die. Luckily, irrigation has made it possible to remove this problem for a lot of growers, and systems like the Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold have made dialing in the right amount of water at the right time the easiest part of the season! With add-ons like the Octo-Flow Flexible PVC Tubing to help build out the system, your garden irrigation system can be completely built out with high-quality components.

But irrigation in your garden does more than just water your plants, here are the top 3 ways that adding irrigation to your garden is an all-around good idea:

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Raises your property value: If you’re planning on selling your home, It’s not just that new homebuyers will be excited to see that the irrigation system is installed, it will be the visible results from putting t to use. You will likely have a more vibrant and healthy array of plants on in your yard because they’ve been watered correctly, and since you don’t have to worry about this chore any longer your time has been freed up to work on other projects and fixes in your home.

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Prevent weeds and disease: With an irrigation system installed, water is delivered to the roots of the plants directly. This helps to stop the weed seeds from germinating, and by limiting the water that is sprayed onto the leaves you reduce the chance of any blight or leaf diseases.

Nutrient rich soil

Maintain soil nutrient balance: Over-watering your yard can cause the soil to lose some of the nutrients that your plants need, but with an automated or controlled distribution of water through an irrigation system you don’t need to worry about this as the amount of water that is distributed is carefully controlled and maintained. Another problem that happens with overwatering is that soil can become too heavy and compacted – an irrigation system can help avoid this problem completely!

It takes time to install an irrigation system correctly, it’s clear that the outcome can be well worth it in the long run. A well dialed-in setting on your irrigation makes your plants happy, gives you more time for projects around the house, and can improve your soil’s ability to hold on to nutrients.

The Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold allows growers to dial in their irrigation setups easily at any scale. The patented design allows users to control their flow rate with ease thanks to an innovative hex key plunger system which modifies flow rates from 0-50 Gallons Per Hour with a simple turn of a key. In addition to an adjustable flow rate configuration, the Octo-Flow can be quickly and easily converted into a full-open flow unit with a 667 Gallon Per Hour flow rate with the included plug and o-ring – you can’t go wrong! 

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If you’ve had issues getting the right amount of water to your plants, the Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold can help you dial it in the right way so you’ll be on your way to happier plants and a great looking grow in no time!

 Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on the Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold. If you’re looking for Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Octo-Flow 8 Port Irrigation Manifold retailer!




Christina Molcillo
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