The Efficiency of Drip Irrigation Systems

Published on: September 25, 2013

One of the best ways to protect your lawn is with a well-planned and implemented irrigation system, as regular watering and fertilization is essential to the maintenance of a healthy and beautiful landscape. Keeping your lawn and landscaping green not only enhances the beauty of your home but also increases the value of your home. Sprinklers and irrigation systems are not just convenient (better than hauling hoses around your yard every night), they are necessary for your lawn care and maintenance.

Proponents of drip irrigation claim that it is the most efficient method. In comparison with sprinkler systems that top out at 75%-85% efficiency, drip systems boast above 90%, which simply means that less water is wasted. Some of the benefits of drip irrigation systems include its ease of design and installation, is less costly than automatic sprinkler systems, and reduces the disease problems caused from high levels of moisture on some plants. Drip irrigation works by applying water slowly to the soil, where it can soak into the plant’s roots before evaporating or running off. Instead of water spraying on top of the plants and everywhere else, it goes where it is most needed.

As previously stated, drip systems can be easy to design and install; however, some guidelines need to be followed to ensure optimal functioning. If you are new to drip irrigation systems but are considering having one installed for your landscaping needs, consult with your local landscaping professional. Your landscaper can help you design and install a system that will be specifically tailored to address your individual landscaping watering needs. With the help of your landscaping professional, your plants will get the vital nutrients they need for abundant growth, while, at the same time, conserving water by not wasting it needlessly.

Posted on behalf of Dusty Edinger, Tommy Gun Lawn Care


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