Four Steps To Adding Irrigation To Your Rain Collection System

If you want to be able to water your lawn and garden with rainwater, there are many things that you can do. For a vegetable garden, a simple drip irrigation system can be a great solution. If you want to be able to water your lawn with rainwater, you may need to have a better system that has a pump, sprinklers and controls for your landscaping irrigation. Here are four steps that you will need to complete to create a rainwater irrigation system for your landscaping:

1. Connecting Rainwater Diverters To Your Gutter System

Rainwater diverters are special attachments that can be connected to your gutter systems. They serve several purposes for collecting rainwater; they help to control the flow of water to the tanks, keep debris and insects out of the tanks, and prevent tanks from overflowing. They will also help to keep your drainage systems working properly once your rainwater collection tanks have become full.

2. Choosing Collection Tanks To Store Water

There are also many options for water storage tanks. If you are planning to use pumps for your system, you may want to have your tanks buried to make them less noticeable. If you want to use gravity rather than pumps, you will need to have your tanks installed in a raised location. If you have stands built for your tanks, you can have them wrapped with fencing to make them a little more attractive.

3. Gravity And Solar Powered Irrigation Pumps

There are also several options for pumping water for your irrigation system. You can use a small pump to provide water pressure to your irrigation system. You can also use natural gravity to allow water to flow, which works well with drip systems for areas like vegetable gardens. If you want to make the systems even more efficient, you can use an automated sprinkler system, which will reduce the consumption of your system and the amount of solar energy you need to operate it.

4. Simple Filtration For Cleaner Water For Irrigation And Other Uses

There are also many things that you can do for the filtration of your water.  If it is just for irrigation purposes, a sand filter is a simple solution that can be added to your system. The water can simply filter through the sand to remove debris and contaminates.  Other natural filtration systems that use plants are also a great way to add filtration to your filtration, which can be good if you also want to use grey water from plumbing in your home.

These are four steps that you will need to take to connect irrigation to your rainwater system. If you need help setting up rain collection and irrigation systems for your home, contact a sprinkler system contractor to help you get the irrigation you need for your home. To find out more, contact a business like ATZ Irrigation Inc.