When it comes to automatic irrigation systems, there are two main types: automatic sprinklers and drip irrigation systems. Drip irrigation is a system that is used to deliver highly controlled amounts of water at or just under the surface of the soil. And, while these systems are not typically recommended in situations where there are plants that require larger amounts of water or where water needed to be delivered over a wider area, they are perfect for flower gardens, vegetable gardens and even larger agricultural operations. This is because they are designed to deliver water exactly where each plant needs it in order to give them the best opportunity to use it.
Here’s how it works:
Drip irrigation systems, like traditional automatic sprinklers, use a system of pipes and water outlet devices to deliver water to predefined areas of your landscape. However, in a drip irrigation system, sprinkler nozzles are replaced with emitters that drip water into distinct areas of your landscape. These emitters are installed at the surface or just under the surface of the soil to ensure that water is being delivered to the roots of each plant. This delivery method makes it possible to use up to 30% less water to properly care for plants, which results in a much lower cost to operate than any other irrigation system.
In addition, other benefits exist in this particular arrangement. For example, because less water is used and is more deliberately delivered, there is less water lost to evaporation. There is also less water available for opportunistic plants, i.e. Weeds, to flourish, meaning that you will spend less time weeding and more time enjoying your gardens.
If you still aren’t convinced that a drip irrigation system is the right choice for your needs? Consider this:
Buy a soaker hose from your local hardware outlet and run it along one row in your garden. Continue watering the rest of your garden in your typical manner for one month. What you will notice is that the row that receives its water using the soaker hose will be larger, more vibrant and more fruitful. This is because a soaker hose mimics the same delivery method of watering that drip irrigation systems use. They reduce the hazards of over and underwatering and provide plants the ideal environment to thrive. What’s more is that drip irrigation systems offer an even more ideal environment, making your results even more dramatic than what you will see with the soaker hose experiment.
However, if you are ready to take the leap and install a drip irrigation system on your property in Long Beach or South Bay, call Sprinkler Repair Guy today. Sprinkler Repair Guy is a leading installer of high quality drip irrigation systems that will give you the best results possible. They have years of experience designing and installing drip irrigation systems for a wide variety of customer needs. For more information about the benefits of drip irrigation systems or to discuss getting a free installation quote for your property, please visit Sprinkler Repair Guy today.