What is Drip Irrigation?
Drip irrigation is a method of delivering water, drop by drop, in regulated amounts to the root zone of plants. Because the water is emitted slowly and evenly, the root zone is kept moist never saturated, resulting in a healthier balance of water and air. The commercial agricultural industry has been using drip irrigation successfully worldwide for years. Its ability to provide the uniform delivery of water and nutrients to a plant’s root zone is unsurpassed.
What are the Benefits of Drip Irrigation?
Saves on water usage – approximately 75% less water than a sprinkler system and 20% less than a soaker hose. With the water being delivered directly to the root zone, the amount of water lost through evaporation and overspray is minimized. Wasteful runoff is also eliminated which is especially evident on slopes and banks.
- Eliminates Leaf Wetness – reduces fungus and disease due to leaf wetness. The results are healthier, more vibrant flowers and higher quality produce.
- Irrigates Efficiently – pressure compensation provides over 95% water uniformity out of each evenly spaced orifice.
- Flexible System Design – interchangeable component design provides for complete system customization to fit any garden configuration.
- Weed Pressure Reduced – With water going directly to your plant’s root zone, the seedlings of weeds located outside the perimeter of the drip area are less likely to be able to germinate.
How Do I Automate My Drip System?
You can easily automate your drip system by installing a hose-end timer at the beginning of your system. This will allow you to schedule your watering for the best time of day for your plants without having to remember to turn on your watering system.