There are many ways to get water to your plants and lawn in and around your landscape. One of the most efficient ways to water is the lawn drip irrigation or garden irrigation installation method. Drip irrigation is a method of applying slow, steady and precise amounts of water and nutrients under low pressure to specific areas or your garden, shrub beds, flower areas, ground covers and potted plants. By introducing the water at ground level or below, the water can seep into the soil and move laterally by capillary action towards, down and around the root zone. Because this all happens underground, this method keeps an adequate section of the sub surface root zone completely saturated to capacity, without any evaporation, therefore requiring less water for maximum efficiency. This method is actually done drop by drop over a longer period of time than above ground conventional sprinkler head methods. Since all of the water begins to be applied at or below the soil surface without the use of any spraying, there is no wasted overspray and wind or air caused evaporation making this method much more efficient. Studies show that drip irrigation systems use 30-50 percent less water than conventional sprinkler watering methods like sprinklers.
Utilizing and building a drip irrigation system requires the installation of a permanent plant watering system. This system is similar to a sprinkler system in the respect that it is achieved by the use of flexible polyethylene tubing or PVC pipe with devices attached periodically called “emitters” for delivering or dripping water in the areas desired. These emitters deliver a precise amount of water directly right to the plant instead of spraying water all around and on a plant wasting vast amounts of water. The drip irrigation system also requires a manifold and valves and a clock but the similarities to a sprinkler system stop there. There are also various other water delivery porous pipe products that can be used including soaker hoses, drip tape and laser soaker lines.
In short drip irrigation systems maintain a near perfect moisture level in the root zone of a plant. This avoids the too wet or too dry scenarios that happen all too often with conventional overhead sprinkler systems. Drip irrigation systems can also be used to apply fertilizer directly to the roots of the plants with zero waste.
By using an exact source and delivery method of water, fertilizers and nutrient blends can be introduced into the system with an exact science with no product waste.
COMPONENETS-DRIP IRRIGATION SERVICE PRODUCTS.
There are many choices for various drip and garden irrigation products and it can be quite confusing. That’s why you have us. Every supplier offers a full line of different misters, emitters, pressure fittings, pressure regulators, cartridge filters and many, many other accessories.
The Y filter is the most important component in your drip irrigation system and is so because the emitters outlets are very narrow so even the turbulent flow emitters can be clogged quickly by a grains of sand, small metal pieces or the smallest of particles. Very old buildings or when water main rust exists can cause debris to exist in the water lines and will affect the performance of your drip irrigation and micro spray irrigation system. It is of utmost importance to include a filter cartridge when installing this system and it is regularly checked and cleaned out. Sometimes it is required to install several filters depending on your wter source intakes and direction of the flow of water.
There are many manufacturers of emitters and available in many different pressure ratings, many sizes that offer a different flow rates for your system. Each emitter has a color code that coincides with it’s capacity. These emitters are placed into the systems piping with a punch tool and will always be mounted at intervals to make sure the desired flow rate is achieved. You can also use different emitters in the same line to get different watering rates for different plants.
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