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Why Choose Drip Irrigation?

When it comes to watering your yard, a sprinkler system does the trick however trees, shrubs and other plants may require different watering needs. A drip irrigation system is defined as “an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing 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.” Thus allowing a more consistent slow flow of water directly over the plants roots keeping the area moist while eliminating excess water usage and waste. It is the most efficient way to water your plants, saving time, water and money.
There are many advantages in using a drip irrigation system:
-Minimizes water contact with leaves, stems and roots helping to prevent disease.
-Keeps rows between plants dry, reducing weed growth.
-Efficient, saving time, money and water.
-Decrease on labor cost.
-Increases effectiveness on uneven ground.
-Adapts to oddly shaped and narrow areas.
-Precise application of nutrients.
-Can be set up with an automated system managed by AC or a battery powered controller.
-Minimized soil erosion.
-Allows safe use of recycled water.
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It’s extremely important for a drip irrigation system to be installed properly, which can be done through your irrigation specialist. This initially may be a costly process but in the long run will save money overall. Other disadvantages to a drip irrigation system include:
-Drip tape and tubing must be managed to avoid leaking and plugging.
-Drip tape often causes extra clean up.
-Initial cost may be more than an overhead system.
-Tubes, due to sun exposure, may have a shortened life span.

The watering needs of your plants will determine which irrigation method used. It’s definitely worth looking into a drip system for a healthier more efficient use of natures resources. For more information go to:
http://www.dripirrigation.blog.com/
http://www.dripirrigation.org/
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/04702.html

For Commercial or Residential Drip Irrigation Installation for Garland and surrounding DFW Metroplex cities call your number 1 Dallas Sprinkler Repair Service.