Also referred to as drip, dripline, subsurface or low volume irrigation, drip irrigation is the process of delivering precise amounts of water and nutrients directly to the plant's roots. The water is delivered drop by drop and offers precise irrigation control as well as the efficient use of limited water resources. Drip irrigation devices can be weaved throughout the plants and shrubbery and can be covered with mulch. This way, the plants will get the exact water and nutrients they need.
Why Should One Use Drip Irrigation?
Drip irrigation can conserve more water than the average sprinkler. Certain applications can use up to 30% - 70% less water than regular irrigation systems. Even better, your plants can grow and mature up to 50% faster. One thing that can be eliminated is water loss due to evaporation, mist and/or surface runoff.
Your home’s plants will become fuller and healthier because they are getting the water and nutrients needed to survive. Because the water is given directly to the plant’s roots, this promotes healthy growth and reduce the stress on the plant. As a bonus, soil aeration is also improved because these soil particles are not washed away.
For more information on drip irrigation, contact the team at Stay Green Services today.