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Save Time and Money With Drip Irrigation
Home Home Landscaping
By: Jerry Standefer Email Article
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Save time and money with drip irrigation systems. Recent advancements in plastics and vinyl's have aided the development of space age tubing, fittings, and drip heads know as drippers. Installing a drip irrigation system is a snap when you consider having to uncoil your garden hose each time you water your plants and garden. Let's look at how you can save time and money.

Save Time-

1. Installing a drip irrigation system takes only a few hours when planned properly. You must consider what you are going to water and the distance from the water source. This will help determine the size of your supply tubing and what types of vegetation you are watering.

2. Using automatic timers you can set and forget because your plants will get the proper amount of water each and every time. This frees your time so you can do other task or just sit back and relax while the watering that you did every day by hand is being done automatically.

Save Money-

1. Your number one savings will be water. When you install a drip irrigation system, not only do you save money on water usage, you are also helping the environment by conserving one of our most precious natural resources. The word drip is just what it means. By using pre-determined drip heads which are classed by gallons per hour, your system distributes just the right amount of water to each individual plant.

2. Installing a drip irrigation system is a very cost efficient savings based on how much you have spent on garden hoses over the years. Drippers cost anywhere from 20 to 50 cents each depending on the type of water distribution you are wanting. Kits are available for gardens, hanging baskets, landscaping, and even row crops. With a simple punch tool just insert your drippers until you have all your landscape covered, then close the one end, hook the other end to your timer, it really is that simple.

If you are considering installing your own watering system, you will save time and money with drip irrigation system. Kits are available online or at your local home supply store. By installing your own automatic watering system, you will impress your neighbors so much they may also want to help the environment as you have. By the way, not only am I saving money, my wife loves the fact that her flowers and plants are the envy of our neighbors.

Jerry Standefer is a avid environmentalist who wants to help is planet by conserving our natural resources. For more about drip irrigation, visit Jerry's website The Drip Irrigation Depot

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