Sprinkler systems can be a huge help to your lawn and garden, providing exactly the right amount of water, whether you are there or not. Drip irrigation is one type of sprinkler system that has many benefits for areas with poor soil conditions. Drip irrigation allows only precise amounts of water to reach plants at specific intervals instead of using larger amounts of water all at once as traditional sprinkler systems do. Drip irrigation can be especially helpful for conserving water in hot, dry climates.
Some other benefits of drip irrigation include:
- Reduced evaporation and runoff, which means more water reaches the plants’ roots
- Reduced weed growth since the water is delivered directly to the plants’ roots and not onto the surrounding soil
- More even watering, so there is less stress on plants
- Drip irrigation can be made of recycled or recyclable materials
- Reduced water usage – sometimes as much as 50% less than with traditional sprinkler systems
While several types of sprinkler systems exist, drip irrigation is one preferred method in areas with poor soil conditions. Drip irrigation is a great alternative to hand watering and allows you to give your plants and lawn the water they need even when you aren’t around.
When you are ready to install a sprinkler system, be sure to consult with a professional to find the best system.