How to make a self-watering garden system

Sarah Jessica Smith - Contributor

Posted on Wednesday 9th September 2020


Many people are starting to realize the importance of eating a healthy diet. Organic food has gained popularity, and homeowners are attempting to grow it at their properties. There are various types of gardens, and each requires nurture and care. If you ought to have enough fresh vegetables or flowers in your yard to eat or admire it daily, you need to put a lot of effort into providing enough moisture to your plants.

Neglecting your plants will result in fewer fruits. Your vegetables will not get enough nutrients from the soil, and that will disrupt their growth. If you want fresh vegetables or flowers, but don't have enough time to work outside every day, try to create a self-watering garden system.

Plant soaking spikes

One of the most successful watering systems is a water spike. There are various options affordable for everyone, which allows you to pick design and appearance. The prices vary, but you can purchase enough spikes to soak your whole garden for an affordable price. They come with pre-drilled punctures within the spikes to distribute the water slowly.

You can use them to moisten your indoor garden or insert them into the garden beds. Fill a two-litre plastic container with water and attach the spike onto the bottle. Turn them upside down and place them close to the root system of your vegetables. Determine how often you need to refill the bottles and ensure there's always fresh water in the vessel.

Water globes

Another popular and stylish watering system is a watering globe stake. It's a globe made out of glass that can provide enough water for any potted plant, although large pots require more than one globe. After filling it with water, place the watering system into the soil. As the soil dries, gravity will pull water downward, and your greenery will never lack moisture.

A watering globe is a simple yet effective way to provide constant care to all your plants. Remember to refill the water containers. These globes provide less water than plant watering spikes, which is why you'll have to distribute water regularly. However, they are perfect for flower pots and herbs in your indoor garden.

Indoor drip watering system

While watering globes are cute and stylish, this watering system is the complete opposite. However, it is practical, and it will serve you very well. You can decide whether you want to construct your irrigation system or purchase one for a reasonable price. Either way, this type of watering system will make your gardening work a lot easier.

If you struggle to recall when was the last time you refilled your watering containers, this gadget is ideal for you. There's a timer that turns itself off after it fills the pot with water. The only downside is that you can overwater your flowers if they don't require constant care. Indoor drip watering system is not stylish, but you can conceal the drip lines if you don't want them to be noticeable.

Easy outdoor irrigation system

Soaking large gardens every morning and controlling whether each plant gets enough moisture can be tiring. Luckily, this simple yet effective system can solve your problem and leave you more time for your morning routine. All you need is a 50ft garden hose and a pair of scissors. A long garden hose will enable you to reach all parts of your garden without having to conjoin two different conduits.

Hook it up to your outdoor faucet and ensure that your garden hose goes through every row in your garden bed. Once you set it up, make small punctures that are four to five inches apart. Place the other end of your hose near bushes or trees. You can fasten the hose around the garden bed edges with a rope. Once you set it up, let the water flow, and come back after fifteen minutes to turn it off.

Rainwater system

Collecting rain and using it for gardening has a lot of benefits. Large gardens require more moisture. Instead of using the city water, you can start collecting rain and build a watering system. You will need a plastic barrel for storage.

Shorten your gutters and place the barrel below to collect water. Install pipes and carry them through the garden until you cover the whole area. Install a timer that clogs the pipes after fifteen minutes, and turn it on the next time you need to water the garden.


Watering doesn't have to take a lot of your time. Once you find the perfect system that works you, you will always have fresh vegetables or flowers in your garden. If the outdoor garden is too much work for you, plant the vegetables in larger pots and keep them on your terrace. With a reliable self-watering system, you'll look forward to planting more herbs and veggies.


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