If you’ve got a backyard or landscaping full of plants, trees and shrubs, chances are you spend time each week with a hose in hand, watering your plants to make sure they’re getting enough water in the midst of the summer heat. However, watering everything with a hose allows a lot of water to go to waste and some areas of the country have strict water usage restrictions in summer months. Using a drip irrigation system instead of a hose or sprinklers keeps your vegetation healthy and well-watered in the most efficient way possible.
Many drip irrigation systems are over 90% water efficient, reducing water waste by more than 30% vs. traditional watering methods. The idea of a drip irrigation system can be intimidating, but we’re here to show you how simple a small- to medium-sized system can be. If you have a spigot and a couple of hours to set everything up, you can drastically reduce your water waste and keep your garden watered throughout the year.
A drip irrigation system is simply the most efficient way to water your non-lawn areas of your yard, including landscaping, raised garden beds, trees, shrubs, and more. The basic steps to connecting a drip irrigation system are as follows:
Check out the drip irrigation overview from Rain Bird to see why you need to implement a drip irrigation system this summer and how a basic setup works.
Find your drip irrigation kits and the expert advice you need at your local, independently owned Do it Best store!