How to Water your Garden Plants While You’re Away

By Tony Ware on 18th March 2021

When you are going away for a few days only, your garden plants will probably be just fine, providing you treat them to a good soaking just before you go. Ideally, your garden ought to be mulched. It will minimise any loss of water through evaporation. Two the three inches of mulch will suffice. Any […]

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How to Clean a Drip Irrigation Filter

By Tony Ware on 17th March 2021

Like most mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic items, a drip irrigation system requires maintenance from time to time. Part of that maintenance is the cleaning of its filter. The filter in a drip irrigation system is there to capture any sediment within the water, thus preventing a possible buildup further down the line. Cleaning the system’s […]

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What is Subsurface Drip Irrigation

By Tony Ware on 18th February 2021

A subsurface drip irrigation system is a highly efficient, low-pressure network that utilises drip tubes or tapes to deliver water directly to the root systems of plants and crops. The concept of drip irrigation, which would lead to subsurface drip irrigation, was the brainchild of a Polish-Israeli inventor, Simcha Blass who developed the idea together […]

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How to Remove Salt From Irrigation Water

By Tony Ware on 15th February 2021

Plants absorb water through their root systems via a process known as osmosis. Water moves from soil, which ideally has low salt content, to the inside of root cells that have high salt content. When the accumulation of salt in the soil is higher than inside the roots’ cells, the reverse happens. The The soil […]

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How to Maintain Golf Course Bunkers

By Tony Ware on 20th January 2021

Golf course bunkers first came into being on links land due to “natural” occurrences. Originally, the ground was open farm or common land. Cattle and sheep roaming the area would find hollows in which to take shelter from rough weather. Their hooves would break down the surface inside the hollows, revealing the sand underneath, and […]

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What is Irrigation – How it was Developed and How We Use it Today

By Tony Ware on 12th January 2021

What is irrigation? The definition that best works with this article is that irrigation is the practice of artificially providing water for the land, taking into account the crop requirement throughout the “crop-period,” in order to satisfy the crop’s total nourishment requirement. The crop can be anything, including kinds of wheat and grasses, fruit and […]

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What is Centre Pivot Irrigation?

By Tony Ware on 16th December 2020

Centre pivot irrigation systems were invented in the United States in the middle of the 20th century. At the time, they proved to be vastly superior to other traditional irrigation methods. They used considerably less water, but having said that, the energy used was significantly higher because of the way they worked. The Main Benefits […]

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The Importance of Precision Irrigation to our Agricultural Future

By Tony Ware on 16th December 2020

Water is one of the most precious natural resources on the planet, and making sure we use it efficiently is everyone’s business. People with private gardens and households can have a significant impact on how much water is wasted, and in the meantime, the agricultural industry has to step up. Agricultural irrigation is crucial to […]

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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

By Tony Ware on 11th December 2020

Not only does the cost of domestic water keep on rising, but it is also a precious resource that, as a planet, we need to conserve. With both things in mind, here are a few tips on how to save and manage your garden watering needs more cheaply and sustainably. Watering at the optimum time […]

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How to Cut Golf Course Grass

By Tony Ware on 18th November 2020

About ten years ago, cutting the grass on greens down to a height of 2 mm for long periods would have thought to have been madness. Back then, such aggressive cutting was believed to cause severe stress to grass plants. The usual cutting height was approximately 4 mm, although some more daring greenkeepers were prepared […]

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TWL Irrigation Ltd
Sales Office
Wilsonwells Croft, Crimond
Fraserburgh, AB43 8YH

Tel: +44 (0)1346 531193

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