Balcony & Terrace Plug&Rain®micro

Drip irrigation for pot, tub and balcony boxes: Plug&Rain®mikro

Drip heads for potted plants, multi-jet shrubbers for planters, micro drip tubes for balcony boxes: depending on the application, we have selected the optimal micro irrigation elements and combined them into Plug&Rain®mikro sets. Whether [POT], [KASTN] or [KUEBL] - simply choose which sets best suit your plants.

Everything has been thought of: in addition to the micro line for connecting the irrigation elements, sufficient angles, T-pieces and end plugs are included so that you can individually adapt the line routing to your local conditions.

For the water supply of the micro elements you will find the appropriate sets here.

Drip Irrigation for watering your balcony, terrace and garden in the dry summer months

In the summer, it's especially important to keep your garden adequately watered. But especially in the drier months, this can become a challenge. A good solution is drip irrigation, where drops of water drip directly onto the soil using micro-irrigation to evenly supply moisture to the plants' roots. A drip irrigation system is particularly economical and is suitable for raised beds, on the balcony and in the garden bed. Drip irrigation especially suitable as an automatic watering system. With the right controller, you can set the watering once and then the drip irrigation will run completely automaitsch without you having to worry about watering.

Advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation - irrigation technology on the balcony and in the garden

Drip irrigation is an irrigation system that delivers water slowly and evenly to the plants. This method is considered more efficient than other irrigation systems, such as sprinklers, because it minimizes evaporation and surface runoff of water. Drip irrigation is particularly well suited for use in planted beds and as a single drip in containers. With drip irrigation, it should be noted that the amount of water delivered is quite small. Strong pumps are undercharged here quite quickly, so sufficient consumers should be provided for each circuit and, if necessary, a diaphragm equalization vessel should be installed. For garden irrigation, it must be accepted that the installation of the drip lines and individual drippers is best done above ground. The drip system is thus visible.

Water supply, water volumes and water pressure - the optimum boundary conditions for drip Irrigation

A typical drip irrigation system consists of several components:

  • A water source: this can be a garden hose, a well or a cistern or tap water.
  • Filters to remove impurities from the water.
  • A pressure reducer to reduce water pressure, if necessary.
  • A backflow preventer to keep contaminated water from flowing back into the water supply.
  • A main line: this is a main supply hose that runs from the water source to the irrigation area.
  • Drip lines: These are drip lines - integrated outlets at regular intervals deliver water directly to plants.
  • Micro Drip lines: these are components that deliver water from the main line, via a micro line directly to individual plants.

Drip irrigation for the lawn? Technology and options

When watering lawns, there are basically two ways to get the water to the roots of the lawn plants. The use of pop-up sprinklers allows to build the irrigation system in such a way that pop-up sprinklers are installed in several places of the lawn. In this case, the irrigation lines run underground to the sprinklers. When the water pressure rises due to activation of the irrigation circuit, the sprinklers lift and spray the water over the lawn. The advantage of using pop-up sprinklers for lawn irrigation is that you know the location of the sprinklers and can maintain them even years later. The advantage of underground lawn watering with irrigation hose is the saving in water consumption. The water is not sprayed above the ground and evaporates from the leaves, but is led directly to the roots. However, the water saving is usually less, because you do not have objective control over the irrigation and, for example, damage, holes or clogging of the drip hose is noticed only when the plant begins to suffer.

Installation of drip irrigation in the garden: materials and tools.

To install a drip irrigation system, you'll need some basic tools and materials, including:

  • A shovel or trencher to dig trenches for the main lines.
  • A pipe cutter to cut the main and drip lines to the proper length.
  • A tape measure to measure the length of the main and drip lines.
  • Drip line connectors and fittings to connect the various components of the system.
  • Some hot water, if necessary, to warm the ends of the tubing to help them slide over the connectors.

First determine where you want the main line to run. Then use a shovel to dig a trench for the main line. The trench should be about 20-30 inches deep and wide enough to accommodate the main line and any other cables or pipes that may run through it.

Next, lay the main line in the trench and weight the line down with soil every few feet. Then use a pipe cutter to cut the main line to size so that you can install the transition to the drip pipe or drip irrigation.

Drip irrigation in planters: precise watering of plants in raised beds, tubs and balcony boxes

DVS Beregnung has developed its own series for watering small planting areas with the Plug&Rain Mikro irrigation system. There is a ready-made set for each application, which includes the drip hose, individual drippers, micro pipes and fittings for installing the irrigation, depending on the plant and container. Drip irrigation helps you water your plants, especially in summer, when the soil sometimes dries out several times a day. Especially in raised beds and balcony boxes, the use of automatic drip irrigation is ideal. The amount of water that can be held by the soil is small. The exposed location causes the substrate to heat up quickly. The drip heads or drip hose of the drip irrigation distributes the water evenly over the soil and ensures that the plants are well supplied even in the height of summer.

Drip irrigation in agriculture: ensuring yield and quality

Climatic changes mean that drip irrigation is also gaining acceptance in Germany in viticulture, fruit and vegetable production. Especially in the growth phase, the supply of water to the plants has a very high relevance. The principle of irrigation with drip hose is already established in many southern countries. Companies of irrigation technology help to secure yield even in very dry summers and to facilitate the work in the field in the form of automation.

Drip irrigation for the garden at DVS Beregnung - plan and buy

The company DVS Beregnung offers private customers as well as installers from the horticulture and landscaping professional drip systems for the installation of automatic irrigation. For planted areas such as flower beds and hedges drip hose is the best choice. Drip hose is laid flat at a distance of about 30 cm. In this way, the irrigation can be optimally adapted to the shape of the beds. The individual water outlets in the drip tube are arranged at intervals of approx. 30 cm. Water drips from the holes in the hose and thus directly supplies the plant growing nearby. You can plan your garden irrigation with our online planning software, the DVS Sprinkler Planner. DVS Sprinkler carries Rain Bird, Netafim, Hunter and Irritec brand drip tubing.

Drip irrigation Plug&Rain Micro - Hocbeet , Bed and Balcony

For irrigation technology with dripper and drip tube for raised beds, balcony plants and potted plants makes sense the system Plug&Rain Mikro from DVS Beregnung. The hoses are laid to the individual plants, drippers irrigate locally and efficiently. The connectors, drippers and hoses can be combined with the products of other manufacturers. Our systems are also compatible with the Gardena Microdrip system.