Types of garden irrigation and whether adding a system to your garden is worth it

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Deciding whether garden irrigation is a good option for you mostly comes down to the size of your garden, the scale of your planting, and whether you can find a type of garden irrigation that fits your needs.

"Garden irrigation is a way to water your lawn and plants. This could be as simple as using a water butt and watering can, but when we talk about irrigation, we tend to mean an automatic or semi-automatic system such as a sprinkler or drip hose to deliver water to your garden landscaping," says garden expert at MyJobQuote Fiona Jenkins.

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Fiona Jenkins

A landscaper and gardening expert with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Currently she works for MyJobQuote as their resident expert on all things gardening. She is highly knowledgeable and her expertise have featured in many reputable publications.

Tom Clifford
Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford is the director of Gardenstone Limited, a leading garden landscaping supplier. Tom has been in the garden landscaping business for over 13 years making him an expert in garden design and maintenance. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with readers to help them create the most sustainable and visually appealing gardens as possible.

Teresa Conway
Deputy editor on Homebuilding & Renovating

Teresa was part of a team that launched Easy Gardens in 2018 and worked as the Editor on this magazine. She has extensive experience writing and editing content on gardens and landscaping on brands such as Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors and Living Etc magazine. She has developed close working relationships with top landscape architects and leading industry experts, and has been exposed to an array of rich content and expertise.

In 2020 Teresa bought her first home. She and her partner worked alongside architects and builders to transform the downstairs area of her two bedroom Victorian house in north London into a usable space for her family. Along the way she learned the stresses, woes and joys of home renovation, and is now looking to her next project, landscaping the back garden.