Benefits of Drip Irrigation

By Mary H. Dyer | August 4, 2016
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by Mary H. Dyer
August 4, 2016

Drip irrigation allows water to trickle slowly near the base of the plant through a system of tubing, pipes, valves and emitters. Most systems are relatively easy to set up, and once in place, drip irrigation creates healthier growing conditions and higher yields while saving time and money for gardeners.

If you’re considering drip irrigation, you may be surprised at the many benefits of a high quality system. These include:

Better plant health. Water penetrates slowly and deeply into the soil, placing moisture exactly where it’s needed – at the roots. Plants grow quickly when they are watered uniformly without stress created by lack of water.

Less waste. A good drip irrigation system, such as those offered by Morgan County Seeds, typically uses one-quarter to half the amount of water used by traditional overhead sprinklers. Washington State University extension estimates that 70 percent of water ends up in the soil, and the rest is lost to evaporation and wind. A good drip irrigation system, on the other hand, directs 90 percent of the water into the soil with very little lost to evaporation.

Environmental benefits. Because drip irrigations are so effective, there is less chance of erosion, with very little runoff ending up in area streams and rivers.

Reduced risk of disease. Unlike overhead sprinklers, drip irrigation keeps the foliage dry, thus reducing the incidence of powdery mildew and other diseases that occur in damp conditions.

Money savings. An effective drip irrigation system is more effective, which means the monthly water bill is bound to be smaller.

Saves time. With drip irrigation, there is no need to continually drag hoses and sprinklers from one spot to another. Additionally, many irrigation kits make it easy to install a timer, which provides a level of automation that makes irrigation even easier.

Simplicity. High quality drip irrigation, such as Morgan County Seeds’ Gardeners Irrigation Quick Kit systems, are easy to assemble and even easier to use. Morgan provides a garden hose fitting, pressure regulator, filter and enough fittings for 25 rows, plus a 1,000-foot drip line. Systems are attached directly to the hose spigot.

Weed control. Drip irrigation systems place water to the area directly around the plant. As a result, weed seeds are water starved and germination is limited.

Adaptability. When properly configured, drip irrigation systems work on any soil type, and even most unleveled landscapes.

Appearance. If you’re concerned about the appearance of a drip irrigation system, you can easily hide the tubes with a layer of organic mulch.

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    Comment added November 12, 2021Reply

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    It gives you an idea of problems during drip irrigation, why it is not gaining popularity in India? and future scope of Irrigation in India. Subsidies which can be helpful for irrigation and how to avail that, it is given in it.
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  • drip wala
    Comment added November 12, 2021Reply

    Hello,
    thanks for such brief information. If anyone wants to read about the current scenario of irrigation in India, read this:
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    It gives you an idea of problems during drip irrigation, why it is not gaining popularity in India? and future scope of Irrigation in India.
    Your feedbacks are valuable for us.
    Thank you!

  • Ava M
    Comment added July 23, 2021Reply

    You got my attention when you said that an effective drip irrigation system could help you to lower your water monthly bills. This is something that I will consider since I bought a house that has a spacious lawn, and I want to take care of all the plants there. What I want is to have everything automated so I won't end up overwatering them and for me to have more time for other household chores. I will be sure to speak with a professional installer within the week. https://rodriguezlawn.com/services/system-installation

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    Comment added July 22, 2021Reply

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  • Automat
    Comment added April 29, 2021Reply

    Couldn't agree more with the points you have mentioned up, I would love to add one more benefit of drip irrigation that is an increase in the infiltration capacity of the soil.

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  • Automat
    Comment added April 15, 2021Reply

    One more benefits of drip irrigation system should be included in this, that is increase in the infilteration capacity of the soil which helps in quick reaching of moisture to the roots of the crops.

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  • David Norriss
    Comment added November 20, 2019Reply

    I like how you said that your water bill will be lower each month because drip irrigation uses so little. People that want to pay less on their utilities should consider switching over to a drip irrigation system. Thank you for teaching me about the benefits of using this type of irrigation system.
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  • Niyati Sawant
    Comment added August 21, 2019Reply

    Thank you for explaining the importance of drip irrigation and uses of drip irrigation. Drip irrigation system is necesaary for farming and as it is affordable one can easily make use drip irrigation system

  • Malia Davis
    Comment added September 5, 2018Reply

    It's great to hear that there is less of a chance of erosion with drip irrigation systems. We have had a lot of problems with erosion in our area because we live on a hill, so I want to do what I can to make sure we don't contribute to the problem. We will have to get a specialist that could help us install a drip system that will be efficient enough that our soil will be safe.
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  • Andrea Myers
    Comment added March 3, 2018Reply

    I found it interesting when you said that drip irrigation, you can save your time to continually drag hoses and sprinklers from one spot to another. My mother has a garden and sometimes I help her to water the plants. I will advise her to consider installing an irrigation system in our garden in order to save time and effort in watering the plants.

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    Comment added January 25, 2018Reply

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  • Allen Stillinger
    Comment added November 10, 2017Reply

    I never knew how helpful irrigation was in controlling weed growth until I saw it in your article. You said that I can actually stop weed from growing by having an irrigation system that places water directly on the plant. It might be a good idea to have something like that, and since I'm saving money, it might be beneficial that I make it myself. Thanks for sharing the tips!

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