Drip Irrigation has become a popular solution to a worldwide growing water problem.
Drip irrigation is a irrigation method that saves water by allowing the water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing and emitters.
This type of irrigation can be used for landscapes, in agriculture for row crops, orchards, in greenhouses for pots and baskets, etc. As a homeowner, you can use drip irrigation in your vegetable and perennial gardens, and to water trees, shrubs and turf.
Drip irrigation involves placing tubing with emitters on the ground alongside the plants. The emitters slowly drip water into the soil at the root zone. Because moisture levels are kept at an optimal range, plant productivity and quality improve.
In addition, drip irrigation:
- Prevents disease by minimizing water contact with the leaves, stems, and fruit of plants.
- Allows the space between plants to remain dry, improving access and reducing weed growth.
Landscaping Birmingham – Benefits of Drip Irrigation
- Saves money (water) because the system is so efficient.
- Stops evaporation and wind drift water losses.
- Reduces runoff on sloped ground.
- Reduces leaching of salts and nutrients below the root zone.
If you are interested in the benefits that drip irrigation can have for your lawn, shrubs or garden call The Nelson Team today (205) 702-4426.
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