DIY Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation is the way of the future. It is an investment today that will pay off tomorrow. Globally, we are approaching something called Peak Water, which means that we are using more freshwater than the water cycle can replace. Some countries are already facing water shortages, and the political scene is quickly moving to regulate freshwater in every nation.
A few things to consider when choosing a drip irrigation system:
First, you should consider what kinds of plants you are going to water with a drip system and how much water those plants will need. Trees use more water than smaller plants use. So you want to make sure that you choose emitters that fit the plant’s water requirement. Emitters come in a variety of sizes, and the size is related to how much water the emitter permits to pass in an hours’ time.
Timers are another consideration. Some people love to hook their drip systems up to a timer and then forget about it. When you use a drip system, it is important that you periodically walk the line and make sure everything is getting watered as it should be getting watered. It will help you avoid leaks, and plant loss due to lack of water.
As long as you pay attention to the system, a drip irrigation unit is an excellent investment. It will not only save you money on your water bill, but also it will save water by watering your plants in the most efficient method possible.
Consult Irrigation Outlet for all your drip irrigation needs. We have everything you need to set up a new system or repair and improve the one you have.