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Irrigation is a term used to describe the watering of your yard. After we install the the plants, trees, and lawn, you'll need to keep your yard watered properly.
Sprinkler irrigation is used to get full coverage on large areas.
There are many different types of sprinkler heads; Popup, Rotating and more.
Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating. While sprinkler systems are around 75-85% efficient, drip systems typically are 90% or higher. What that means is much less wasted water! For this reason drip is the preferred method of irrigation in the desert regions of the United States. But drip irrigation has other benefits which make it useful almost anywhere. It is easy to install, easy to design, can be very inexpensive, easy to install, and can reduce disease problems associated with high levels of moisture on some plants. If you want to grow a rain forest, however, drip might not be the best choice!
Drip irrigation (sometimes called trickle irrigation) works by applying water slowly, directly to the soil. The high efficiency results from two primary factors. The first is that the water soaks into the soil before it can evaporate or run off, the second is that the water is only applied where it is needed rather than sprayed everywhere. While drip systems are simple and pretty forgiving of errors in design and installation, there are some guidelines that if followed, will make for a much better drip system. The purpose of this tutorial is to guide you toward materials and methods that will increase the benefits of your new drip system, while steering you away from some common misconceptions and practices that can cause you trouble.
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