|Sprinklers waste water on overspray,
runoff and evaporation.
But by allowing water to seep
directly into the soil, soaker hoses
put water exactly where your
plants need it—at the root zone.|
|So you save…
• Time–no more moving sprinklers or hand
watering in garden beds
• Money–using less water means smaller
• Your Plants–they get just the right
amount of water, and no spray means leaf
diseases are kept in check
• Our Environment—you’re saving water
and using a recycled produc|
saves water - Studies show that drip irrigation systems use 30 - 50% less water than conventional watering methods, such as sprinklers.
Improves growth - Smaller amounts of water applied over a longer amount of time provide ideal growing conditions. Drip irrigation extends watering times for plants, and prevents soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Also, because the flow is continuous, water penetrates deeply into the soil to get well down into the root zone.
Discourages weeds - Water is only delivered where it's needed.
Saves time - Setting and moving sprinklers is not required. A timer can be added to the system for automatic watering.
Helps control fungal diseases, which grow quickly under moist conditions. Also, wet foliage can spread disease.
Adaptable - A drip irrigation system can be modified easily to adjust to the changing needs of a garden or lawn.|