All Aspects Landscaping can design and install dripline garden irrigation systems streamlining the automatic watering for your lawn and yard. Wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy way to water thirsty plants effortlessly without breaking your neck? Well now there is: with our Dripline irrigation systems.
What is drip line irrigation?
Drip irrigation is a form of microirrigation that dispenses water to plants, or the soil, through a network of tubes. Drip lines are used in gardens and on farms for precise application of water at low rates close to the base of plants. Drip lines are typically used to water lawns, orchards, vegetable gardens and single crop rows.
What is Dripline Irrigation Used For?
Drip irrigation is commonly used for horticultural crops on farms and in the garden. In addition, it is also applied to nursery stock crops before transplanting as well as protecting small seedlings from moisture stress and to avoid transplanting shock.
Drip Line irrigation is a form of precision agriculture that applies water directly at the base of plants, reducing runoff and evaporation while increasing plant productivity. It also requires less water than the traditional flood or spray methods of irrigation.
What are the benefits of using Drip Irrigation?
- Drip irrigation is less wasteful. It reduces water runoff and evaporation. The water gets to where it is needed – at the roots of plants. Drip lines reduce weeds because they have slow-moving, pressurized water with a small particle size that suppresses weed growth. With dripline life can be a lot easier, as you don’t need to worry about watering your garden.
- Dripline irrigation is easy to use, economical and will save you time. It applies water directly to the soil at the base of plants and shrubs around your house without wasteful runoff down storm drains or into neighborhood ditches and creeks! The Dripline System: Automatically waters your lawn 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
- Reduces the need to water by up to 25%. -Because it delivers water directly into the soil at each plant’s root zone, plants get just what they need and require less frequent watering.
- Uses only 1/10th of the water used with traditional aboveground sprinklers.- Dripline systems apply water uniformly to each plant’s root zone. With Above ground sprinklers, water is wasted up into the air where it evaporates and is not used by plants.
- Is easy to install.- Dripline systems are buried underground with only a small amount of above-ground piping in your yard.
- Makes watering a snap! – Once you’re system is installed and your plants are in place, the only thing you have to do is set an electronic timer.
- Has no moving parts.- There’s a valve box containing all valves and controls which can be placed anywhere so there’s nothing to break or freeze. It even works if the power goes out!
- Saves money.- You’ll be able to spend your money on other things you enjoy.
- Is environmentally friendly.- It reduces water runoff into lakes and streams, preventing erosion and keeping fish habitats clean. The savings in water that would otherwise evaporate from an Above ground sprinkler system are substantial. In addition to saving on your water bill, it will also save you time. By watering your lawn at the root zone rather than spraying overhead, water is applied directly to the soil where it’s needed and plants are more likely to absorb it instead of evaporating into thin air or running off into storm drains. The result? A lush, green lawn that requires less frequent maintenance in hot, dry climates!
How do pop up sprinklers work?
One of the most common ways to water plants that are in hard-to-reach places is to use a pop up sprinkler. These devices consist of two parts; the base, which remains on the ground while the top part pops up with the help of a piston and drives water through an outlet that is normally adjustable for flow rate or distance.
Pop up sprinklers are commonly used in farming areas to water fields, but they can be used almost anywhere. These devices are easy to install and provide a perfect method of watering plants that can’t be reached by a traditional pipe system or hose. Pop up sprinklers typically come in different shapes and sizes, including those that resemble animal heads, or those that are designed to specifically target a certain area. Regardless of their shape and size, all pop up sprinklers have the same general operating principles in common.
Want to know about other types of irrigation? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Irrigation Systems.