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Save Water with Drip Irrigation

In the face of drought conditions, watering restrictions, and renewed calls for more sustainable watering practices, homeowners are recognizing that their lawn sprinkler system may be the primary culprit behind the majority of water waste in today’s landscapes. Netafim is committed to creating more sustainable and cost-effective ways of residential landscape irrigation.

In addition to our desire to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of landscape drip irrigation products, we are also dedicated to educating homeowners so that they can make the best decisions for their unique situations. By listening to communities, we can answer the most common questions homeowners have about above- and below-ground landscape drip irrigation solutions and dispel many of the common misconceptions about installation, maintenance, and the efficiency of drip irrigation.

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Why Drip Irrigation for Landscaping Makes Sense

Landscape drip irrigation solutions are optimal for spaces that are narrow or irregularly shaped as water can be accurately delivered only to the areas that need it. Trees, shrubs, and perennials are optimal candidates for drip irrigation as they have different irrigation needs that can be accommodated by the use of different size emitters. This means that larger plants with more dense root systems can be increased water, while other plants can receive only the amounts that they need to thrive. Whatever your landscape looks like, you can customize your drip irrigation system to suit your exact needs and add to it over time as your gardens grow.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Drip Irrigation & Sprinkler System

Traditional sprinklers and underground sprinkler systems deliver an even amount of water over specific areas, and while there are many upsides in terms of ease of installation and maintenance, there are a few disadvantages to consider. As their design dictates, sprinklers are known for considerable overspray, which is not only wasteful but can result in unnecessary costs, too. They can also be too powerful for some plants and not powerful enough to sufficiently drench others that have more substantial water needs. Evaporation, growth of fungi and bacterial diseases, and overwatering also present issues that can demand additional cost and maintenance.

Landscape drip irrigation solutions, however, deliver precise amounts of water directly to the root systems of each specific plant. This means that far less water is wasted through evaporation and overspray, and plants can grow healthier under more ideal conditions. Depending on your local bylaws, landscape drip irrigation may also be exempt from community water restrictions often imposed during dry periods. The installation process is simple, as tubes can be placed under a thin layer of mulch instead of trenched into your lawn which means that if an issue occurs, repairs can be made easily without tearing up an underground system.

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