Monday, January 23, 2012

Drip Irrigation System Information

Effectively water your plants with a drip irrigation system.  The soil’s moisture will be kept at an optimum level, and this will save time and money.  These systems work well for home gardening, landscaping, farming, and greenhouses.

Drip irrigation systems are made up of several different components, including a valve, a backflow preventer, a pressure regulator, a filter, a tubing adapter, and drip tubing with emitters.  The drip tubing is placed along plants, and water is released from the emitters.

Water is applied slowly and directly to the soil, watering your plants at the roots where it’s most beneficial.  Water is soaked into the soil before it can run off or evaporate.  Also, water is only going where it is needed, which in turn conserves water.

You may have a drip irrigation system installed professionally, or you can use a do-it-yourself installation kit.  Do-it-yourself kits are simple to install, and drip systems are pretty forgiving of design errors.  You can purchase kits complete with everything you will need.  Or you can find instructions on how to create your own system, and buy all the fittings yourself.

With the installation and use of a drip irrigation system, your landscaping and garden will get proper and much needed moisture.  Fertilizer and nutrient loss can be minimized, as can soil erosion.  Drop irrigation is a great solution for home gardening, farming, or greenhouse watering needs.