Aug 252015
 

Irrigation system

10 Best Features of a Drip Irrigation System

A drip irrigation works system come to mind for me every morning when I go outside to grab the newspaper and notice sprinklers running.

Given that plants absorb water through their roots, and sprinklers throw water out into the air, I am aware of how inefficient they are.

Maybe this is why the average American household uses 320 gallons of water per day and that almost one-third of all water use, nearly 9 billion gallons per day, is used to water lawns and gardens.

A drip irrigation system has great features that solve these problems and many more. Here are ten of them:

  • EFFICIENT: water applied only where and when it is needed
  • INSTALLATION: simple and easy – no special tools or glue are required.
  • REDUCED PEST PROBLEMS: water applied directly to roots cuts down on water-borne pests
  • VERSATILE: can be used in new and existing areas and in virtually any terrain
  • ROOT GROWTH: low volume application of water encourages vigorous root growth
  • REDUCES WEEDS – only waters the plants that you want to grow
  • ECONOMICAL: significantly lowers water use saving money
  • LONG LIFE: constructed of high quality, durable plastics designed to withstand harsh conditions
  • GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: reduces water use and minimizes water loss due to runoff
  • ADAPTABLE: can be easily expanded to irrigate additional plants
  • MADE IN AMERICA: most brands are made in the US

Irrigation System

Please continue reading my Drip Irrigation – 3 product review and visit my Water Efficient Irrigation Store.  Also see my other review posts for this green living product: 

How a drip irrigation system works.

Ten reasons why drip and micro irrigation systems are green.

Drip irrigation FAQs.

Drip irrigation tips and tricks.

Thank you for visiting, and for supporting Switch it Green, Switch it Forward.

MJ

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