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Introduction to Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is the slow and precise delivery of water to chosen plantings. It uses flexible polyethylene tubing with devices for dripping, called emitters. The systems are easy to install. Require no trenching and the only tools needed are pruning shears and a punch.

For many gardeners, water conservation is the main reason for installing a drip system. When you water your garden, your purpose is to water plants rather than soil. Drip irrigation gives you the ability to put water exactly where it's needed and keep paths and areas between plants dry. This reduces both waste and weeding.

Traditional watering methods deliver water faster than most soils can absorb. If water exceeds the soil's percolation rate, it can only run off the surface, taking valuable topsoil and nutrients with it. Drip irrigation also allows you to water a large area from a small water source, since it uses water more slowly than other methods.

The greatest advantage for home gardeners is time savings. The simple action of opening a spigot replaces all the time spent watering by hand. With the addition of an automatic timer, you can cope with a busy schedule while your garden flourishes without you.

In developing countries, workers like these people had to carry buckets of river water to irrigate their row crops. Now modern technology and much larger "buckets" save them time and energy by allowing drip irrigation to do the work for them.

Rainbarrel Man Drip Irrigation Kits

All our kits are designed specifically for rain harvesting systems and include everything you need to water a 100 - 200 sq. ft. garden area.

Rain Barrel Soaker Hose Kit

Parts The Rain Barrel Soaker Hose (RBSH) is specially formulated to work with any gravity fed system. The Rain Barrel Soaker Hose works with little or no pressure while other soaker hoses require 10-25 lbs. of pressure to operate efficiently.

Landscape Drip Irrigation Kit

Landscape Kit Using a Support Stake This kit is unique due to its flexibility. Not only can you manually insert the emitters on the main line tubing but you can also put them on the ends of the smaller tubing to reach plants further away.

Garden Bed Drip Irrigation Kit

Great for short rows, small or irregularly shaped garden beds and square foot gardening.

Row Crop Drip Irrigation Kit

Simple Backyard Layout Specifically designed for longer row crops and extensive square foot gardening.

All kits are expandable

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