Protection of plants, hedges and lawns

Watering of plants, hedges and lawns

Proper, regular watering is a fundamental aspect of looking after plants and greenery. During spring and summer, in particular, plants, hedges and lawns need a supply of water sufficient, and carefully gauged, to ensure that the roots do not dry out and the growth will remain green and lush.
 
In the case of lawns, especially, water should be distributed uniformly and rained in fine droplets. If newly seeded, the lawn needs to be kept moist on the surface, and should therefore be sprinkled 2-3 times a day with moderate amounts of water.
 
As the grass begins to grow, it will need to be watered more abundantly and less often, so that the water can penetrate well down into the soil. A mature lawn – well into spring, especially during dry spells – can be well watered every 4 or 5 days. The best time to water is undoubtedly in the early morning, as the soil cools down during the night and early watering will avoid thermal shock; also because when the sun is high, moisture will evaporate too quickly. When the lawn is particularly dry, it is advisable to water sparingly at first, and then increase the amount by stages.
 
 
Every kind of home and professional irrigation requirement, from private gardens to small-medium crop cultivation, can be met confidently with self-priming and centrifugal water pumps: these machines are lightweight and easy to handle, yet tough and reliable over time, available in a range of displacements and with different types of engine, offering maximum fl exibility under any conditions and guaranteeing optimum efficiency even with long suction runs.
 
In the case of plants and hedges, in particular, it is best that the water used should never be too cold: sprayers or lances are ideal for delivering atomized water at the most suitable temperatures.

Protection of plants, hedges and lawns

The preservation of green areas is a major concern, especially in the urban context: indeed plants play a role of fundamental importance not only from the health and hygiene standpoint, as the optimum antidote to pollution, but also because of the recreational, cultural, social and aesthetic needs they are able to satisfy.
 
Besides needing water, all plants, hedges and lawns must be fed with other substances that are essential if they are to prosper. Treatments and disinfestations of green areas – including crops, small plantations and greenhouses – are carried out generally with the aid of mistblowers and sprayers.
The essential purpose of these machines is to atomize the active chemical in solution with water, and spray it at the vegetation being treated. They can spread liquids (such as fungicides and pesticides) or powders formulated to safeguard the health and growth of the vegetation.
 
In connection with this family of machines, mention should be made of the technological progress made in recent years as regards their general specifications and materials, the adaptation of their performance to the needs of particular tasks, and in the areas of safety, health and hygiene.
 
As a general rule, finally, it should be remembered that these types of treatment are best done when conditions are cooler, avoiding the middle part of the day. Also, to ensure that treatment products are used effectively and to avoid releasing excessive amounts into the environment, spraying or dusting operations should not be undertaken in windy or rainy conditions.
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