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6 Benefits of Installing a Drip Irrigation System

6 Benefits of Installing a Drip Irrigation System

To keep your garden plants happy and healthy, you need to supply them with a sufficient amount of water. Smart garden planning can reduce the amount of water that you'll need to use for your plants, with drought-tolerant varieties being popular in this region. But when you need a steady supply of water for ornamental or edible plants, a drip irrigation system is a great way to minimize water usage while keeping your flora hydrated. Here's a look at six reasons to install a drip irrigation system.

Less Water Usage

Compared to sprinklers, drip irrigation uses up to 50% less water to hydrate the plants. This is because properly installed drip irrigation lines minimize evaporation and run-off. A precise amount of water will be directed only to where the plants need it---at their roots.

Less Risk of Disease

Sprinklers will soak the whole plant, rather than just the roots. With wet leaves, plants become more prone to fungal diseases.

Fewer Weeds

With drip irrigation, water will be directed only to the intended plants' roots. Overhead sprinklers, on the other hand, spray water more indiscriminately, which can then provide water to weeds, even helping the seeds of weeds to germinate.

Lower Water Bill

With smart garden design and professional drip irrigation installation, you'll save a lot of water, which means you'll save a lot of money on your water bill as the seasons go by.

Aesthetic Benefits

Because your drip irrigation lines can be hidden under a layer of mulch, all the visual focus will be on your beautiful garden plants. There will be no unsightly hoses across your lawn, nor sprinklers that break the peacefulness of your garden.

Save Time

By putting your drip irrigation system on a timer, your garden will be watered automatically without requiring your presence.

If you're interested in installing a drip irrigation system, be sure to get in touch with a reputable landscaping company. For drip irrigation systems in St. George, Ivins, and Washington, UT, contact the experts at South Valley Landscaping at (435) 294-3723. Feel free to give South Valley Landscaping a call today to ask for a free landscape design & estimate in St. George, UT!

Posted: December 24, 2020