A DIY drip irrigation system will save your time and money, plus it will enable you to have healthier garden plants. An automatic watering system will put the water right where it’s needed at the time when plants can uptake the moisture most efficiently.
Garden watering systems will work in both raised bed plots and traditional in-ground plots, plus they will even keep the growing plants well-hydrated when you’re gone for the day or weekend.
Look through our round up of these 12 DIY drip irrigation systems and discover how to install a drip irrigation system in your home garden.
Raised Bed DIY Drip Irrigation
First we are going to discuss a diy drip irrigation system that has a step-by-step pictorial instruction that will guide you through installing self-watering system by prettyprudent in a raised bed garden. The hardware is already pre-assembled and the system can be added on to as desired. It doesn’t get much easier than this. You may also like to see diy self watering planters.
Automatic Watering System
We recommend this diy watering system to busy gardener who may be prone to under-watering or over-watering. This DIY drip irrigation by makezine system is automated and takes all the guess work out ‘how how much water the garden needs’.
Above Ground DIY Drip Irrigation
This is a great DIY above ground watering system by hgtv to install in an established flower garden. No digging or underground installation involved unlike we discussed the systems earlier and your plants will thank you for it.
Here are brief steps to install this diy drip irrigation.
- Install sprinkler system and place above ground tubing that is running along the flower beds and new trees.
- Cut sections of 1/4″ tubing at a length which is easily reachable inside the perimeter of the plants.
- Attach Tubing to a Connector and Emitter.
- Make hole into the main tubing and insert the connector end of the spaghetti tubing into the main pipe.
- Snake spaghetti tube under the plant and then snake the tube down and and cover it with mulch.
Container Garden System
Vegetables, fruits and flowers grown in containers dry out quicker than those grown in-ground. To free up your time and keep container plants well hydrated, install this homemade drip irrigation system by getbusygardening and keep your garden pots filled moisture and happy plants.
These are brief steps to install a diy drip irrigation system for potted plants.
- Firstly attach the connector to hose or spigot and then irrigation backflow preventer to the faucet spigot.
- Attach the pressure regulator and faucet hose fitting.
- Insert the one end of poly tubing to open end of faucet fitting.
- Mark the line on poly tubing where you want your drip line tubing and pots should be.
- Cut and cap the tube at its very end.
- Determine the length of each drip line.
- Make hole at the point where you will put connector and micro tubing.
- Insert connector in the main pipe first and then drip tubing into the connector.
- Fix the micro heads to the other end of micro tubing.
Timed DIY Drip Irrigation System
Here is a system that allows you to have a life away from home and grow fresh vegetables. Once this DIY plant watering system by blogs is installed, you can set the timer and leave home for a few days without worry. Your plants will stay well hydrated in your absence. You may also like to see diy water fountain.
Overhead Sprinkler System
This DIY system comes from Home Depot and the instructions make installation fast and easy. Give your garden plants a drink from over head with this sprinkler system by homedepot. You may also like to see diy sprinkler system.
Mirco DIY Irrigation System
Bottle DIY Drip Irrigation
Simple to install, inexpensive and a great way to recycle plastic bottles. Just punch a few holes in the bottom half of a large plastic bottle like this one by providentliving, bury the bottom half of the bottom between plants in the garden, then fill with water.
DIY Drip Irrigation For Under $10
PVC DIY Irrigation System
A great little system that saves time and water in the garden. PVC pipe is easy to work with and will last for years, and this diy irrigation system on youtube uses water efficiently so less water will be needed. You may also like to see homemade water filter.
DIY Bucket System
Unique and efficient way to keep plants hydrated. A bucket of water, gravity and a couple of other inexpensive components is all you need to create the self watering system like this one on youtube.
This DIY drip irrigation system by thisoldhouse will deliver water right to the base of plants so less water is lost through evaporation. Keeping the plant leaves dry will also help prevent a host of diseases so plants will stay healthy and well hydrated. You may also like to see diy water pump.