A drip irrigation system is a low volume system of watering that is ideal for home landscapes in a variety of methods that include streams, spraying and dripping. Given that roots are able to be kept moist and not soaked with this system, you will utilize less water than you would with other systems and techniques.
Much of the system can be hidden under a layer of much just so long as the portion that emits water is placed atop the mulch in order to avoid clogging. This is also a system that is able to work greatly on top of mulch or soil, allowing for plants to conceal the system as they grow. For additional configurations of a drip irrigation system, please click here.
The following are the primary reasons why you should use a drip irrigation system as opposed to any other system:
- Minimal overspray and evaporation and there is lower water usage as opposed to a traditional sprinkler system
- There is a direct connection to the spigot, therefore no need to use the home water line
- The supply lines are able to lie under a layer of mulch or directly on the ground. This eliminates the need for tranches that underground systems require. For a full listing of systems that require tranches, please visit this site.
- There is an increased amount of flexibility as your plants grow
- This system is able to be customized for shrubbery, vegetable rows, raised beds and/or containers
- This system delivers an exact amount of water, which prevents water from being distributed where it is not necessarily needed or where weed growth could plausibly be promoted.
- Overly moist environments are avoided, therefore there is not a risk of fungal diseases.
- Minimized erosion and runoff.
Moreover, there is not a better option for a home gardener in regards to their watering needs and requirements. For more detailed information, click here.