Drip irrigation is a watering system that emits small drops of water directly to the root zone of the plant. This allows less evaporation and more water to get to the plants.
Dragging around a hose in the heat of the summer in Arizona doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun to me! Even if you have a native desert landscape, if it is over 100 degrees and no rain on the radar, your plants will need supplemental water to keep them happy and healthy. Not to mention hand water is time consuming and inefficient. Whether you have a lush landscape or a native desert landscape, it is a good idea to have a drip irrigation system.
Having a properly installed automatic drip system allows you to make sure your plants are getting adequate amounts of water they need. There are many types of automatic controllers out there from the basic models to smart controllers that allow you to adjust your controller right from your phone!
Benefits you will get from your automatic drip system:
No more hand watering!!
Reduces water usage by directly targeting the root zone, water isn’t wasted on areas that won’t benefit the plant.
Prevents Soil Erosion – Drip irrigation is a gentle, steady drip and reduces the amount of runoff, therefore reducing soil erosion.
Reduces Weeds – Since areas in between the plants won’t be receiving water, weeds are less likely to grow.
Drip irrigation does require some maintenance and upkeep. You will need to periodically check to ensure valves and emitters are properly operating. We recommend having a routine inspection minimally a couple times per year. Also make sure to adjust your watering schedule to increase or reduce water emitted with the change of seasons.
If you are thinking about having an automatic drip system installed or already have one and need some help getting it to work properly give us a call today for a free estimate!