Getting Started with Drip Irrigation (toggle)
Advantages and Benefits of Drip Irrigation System
By applying water only where and when it is needed, with less runoff and less evaporation from leaves and soil, the uniform application of water from drip irrigation systems can achieve high water savings.
Ease of Installation:
The system can be installed without special tools or glue, and with limited knowledge, making the installation a very simple process.
Reduced Pest Problems and Weed Growth:
Watering only the roots of your plants with drip irrigation cuts down on water-borne pests and fungal diseases that spread by water movement, as well as the germination of weeds in the area between your plants.
Low volume irrigation systems are designed for placement in both new and existing landscape areas, and are ideal for installation on difficult terrain such as on slopes, in oddly shaped areas, and on windy sites.
One benefit of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment because of the maintenance of a relatively constant soil moisture level. This has important implications for plant water requirements, tolerance and control of disease.
Investing in a low volume irrigation system can save you money and significantly lower your water use.