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When you have a garden, it is important to have a good watering system. If you are looking to have the best garden maintenance that you can, then drip irrigation systems are a nice choice to consider.
How It Works
Drip irrigation works by slowly applying water directly to the plant. It consists of placing tubes in a row near the stems of the plants with a tiny drip valve between the stems. The water flows, drop by drop, through the tubing continuously or for a limited time, depending on the programming. There are two ways to place the tubes, buried slightly or placed on top of the soil.
Thanks to this irrigation mechanism, you can reduce the water waste compared to the more conventional methods. Here are a few of the benefits that come with using a drip irrigation system:
1. Effective Irrigation
Manual irrigation may miss the most vital part of the plant, the roots, and can end up wasting water. By installing a drip irrigation system, plants get an optimum supply of water directly to the roots.
2. Low Energy Consumption in the Water Pumping System
Drip irrigation systems are cost-effective since they don’t use much energy.
3. Complete Automation of the System
These systems are programmed so that plants receive water at the needed time, even if you’re not around.
A drip irrigation system is precise and accurate. Water only flows where the tubing is set. The drip irrigation system can also distribute the water directly at the root of the plant so that it absorbs quickly, reducing water loss from evaporation.
5. Resource Management
A professionally installed drip irrigation system helps manage resources like fertilizers and nutrients.
6. Weed Control
By installing a drip irrigation system, say goodbye to weeds. By directing the water directly on the plant, you avoid watering the weeds, thus preventing them from growing.
Visit your local hardware store or garden/landscaping store for more information on the best irrigation system for your garden. For the full service and setup, hire a landscape specialist to install the right system for your home.