Keeping gardens and nurseries well hydrated is important but so is conserving your water resources. Wasted water is a common complaint of home gardeners and commercial growers and at Frostproof Growers Supply we offer a terrific selection of Irrometer brand soil moisture tensiometers that are designed to control irrigation scheduling and maximize water resources. Tensiometers act as virtual root systems, measuring how hard plants work to extract moisture. Using Irrometer soil meters can help you better manage your garden or nursery and will tell you how fast a crop is extracting water and when there's a need to irrigate.
Irrometer low tension soil moisture tensiometers are available in lengths of 6", 12", 18" and 24" to meet the needs of your garden or nursery. Consisting of a water filled tube sealed with a vacuum gauge and a porous tip, Irrometer soil tensiometers measure soil in Centibars (kPa) from 0 (completely saturated) to -40 (totally dry) so you can determine when it's time to irrigate. Irrometer tensiometers can be used in sand, clay or soil and can also be used to record and chart the readings of your irrigation cycles for more efficient performance.