Drip irrigation systems (which are sometimes called trickle irrigation systems) have been around for a long time. They're most commonly found on large vegetable farms or in greenhouses, but lately more and more Texas homeowners like yourself have installed a drip irrigation system in their yard and have been happy with the results.
There are several reasons why you should consider installing a drip water system for your yard.
Improved Water Efficiency
One of the few good things that came out of the drought a few years back is that we have a better understanding of exactly how precious a commodity water really is. Texas simply doesn't get enough rainfall for water to be wasted. Since drip water systems are designed in such a way that there's reduced runoff and evaporation, they allow you to keep your yard and garden looking great while minimizing the amount of water you use during the course of a summer.The average drip irrigation system reduces a homeowner’s water use by 50%, saving you both water and money
There's a reason so many big nurseries have installed drip irrigation systems. The managers of the facilities know that this system of watering creates a healthier root, which in turn leads to a healthier plant. The water goes directly to the plant’s roots, keeping it healthy and moist. Since the water goes directly to the root, the soil around the root bed doesn't become as compacted as when a sprinkler system is used, allowing the root to draw more nutrients from the ground and also providing it with room to grow.
Another reason plants that receive water via a drip irrigation system are healthier than those that are watered with a traditional sprinkler stems from the fact that the drip system eliminates pools of water forming around the base of the stem. With this small puddle of water eliminated, the plant is less likely to be exposed to fungus or play host to an insect breeding ground.
Adjust For the Season
There are times when Texas homeowners need to provide their plants with more water than they do during other times of the year. It all depends on how much rain and sunlight we're getting. With a drip system, making the adjustment is easy and doesn't require you watching a the clock each time you want to water your garden.
A drip irrigation system is easy to install, easy to use, and easy to maintain. Best of all, they can benefit not only local farmers who are trying to water thousands of acres worth of cotton and corn, but also homeowners with a small patio garden.