Author: Drip Depot Staff
Benefits of Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation applies water only where it is needed, with less runoff and evaporation. Studies on drip irrigation systems show results of up to 60% more efficiency over sprinkler systems.
Targets the exact area where you want the water (for example, the roots) and allows you to deliver it at the exact time you wish (using a timer). By using drip irrigation the water is applied directly to the roots where it's needed thereby saving water and money. By delivering water directly to the roots the plant experiences less stress and thrives. Many studies have been done showing that plants grown with drip irrigation verses over head spray are generally much healthier, larger and produce more.
Drip Depot incorporates commercial grade parts and products when ever possible allowing for a much longer life span of the product. Many of our products have been brought over from the commercial Agriculture division. The products used for commercial growth have to last season after season. All of our products come with a one year warranty.
Adapts easily to changes in landscape. Systems can be used for containers, raised beds, vegetable rows or balconies. Drip irrigation can circle a tree or shrub at the dripline. Drip irrigation systems can be easily added to both new and existing systems and can work into those hard to reach or odd shaped areas. Reduces erosion on slopes (remember to place the emitter upslope, above the plant).
Conserves Earth's Resources:
Population is on the rise making it critically important to evaluate how each individual uses our earth’s precious resources, especially life giving water. In the heat of summer often times over half of the water used by a household goes to irrigation of the landscape. Everyone would like to have a beautiful garden. We encourage you to make educated decisions about how they are maintained. For example, conventional sprinkler heads measure water applied in GPM, or Gallons Per Minute. Drip emitters and micro sprinklers measure water applied in GPH, or Gallons Per Hour. Drip irrigation uses less water, and promotes lush plant growth: both offering our planet a beautiful and abundant future.
Saves water — you could experience up to a 50% reduction when using a properly installed and maintained drip irrigation system.
Reduction of Pests & Weeds:
Avoids randomly watering your plants (and the weeds). By delivering the water directly to the roots of the plant with drip irrigation you will inhibit weed growth as well reduce fungal pathogens like powdery mildew and other conditions caused by wet leaves.
Ease of Installation:
Connects directly to the hose bib and doesn't require cutting water supply lines. Installing a drip irrigation system is a very simple process. Installs easily, plus the system components are relatively inexpensive. Kits are available or you can purchase individual components to customize and expand your system.If you are new to drip irrigation, many of our customers find that starting with a drip irrigation kit is a good way to go. The only tool needed that is not included with our drip kits is a pair of scissors.
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