Drip Irrigation

Is A Pressure Regulator Necessary For Drip Irrigation?

Considering how expensive a pressure regulator is, it’s no wonder that some people wonder whether that part can simply be skipped when it comes to setting up a drip irrigation system. Technically, yes, it can be skipped — but there are many benefits to installing a pressure regulator and many potential downsides to leaving one …

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Drip Irrigation: The Downsides And Deciding If It’s Right For You

A drip irrigation system allows you to save energy and time by watering numerous plants at once. However, this system isn’t without its flaws. So, what are the downsides to drip irrigation systems, and how do you know if it’s right for your yard or garden? Two of the biggest downsides of drip irrigation are …

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Drip Tape Vs. Drip Tubing: Which Is The Better Choice?

Many people find it confusing to differentiate between drip tape and drip tubes. Although these two products work similarly — both come with evenly spaced drip emitters built internally into the pipes — they differ significantly in terms of application and material.    Whether to use drip tape or drip tubing depends on factors like the pressure …

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Should A Drip Irrigation Line Be Buried?

Drip irrigation, also called trickle irrigation, is a watering method whereby the water is applied directly — or allowed to ‘drip’ — to the plant roots. Because a relatively small amount of water is applied at once, there’s very little loss of nutrients due to runoff and soil erosion. But should drip irrigation network be placed below …

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Drip Irrigation: How Long Should You Water?

Most plant problems stem from overwatering or underwatering. This problem is further aggravated by gardeners who tend to operate their drip irrigation systems like a sprinkler. So, what’s the verdict? How long should you water your plants with a drip irrigation system? How long you should water your plants depends on the width of your …

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