• Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation, micro irrigation or localized irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to trip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done with the help of tubes which deliver water directly to the bottom of the plant.

Drip irrigation is used by farms, commercial greenhouses and residential gardeners. Drip irrigation for garden available in drip kits are popular for the homeowner and consist of a timer, hose and emitter. Hoses that are 4mm in diametre are used to irrigate flower pots.

Advantages of using drip irrigation

  • Minimized fertilizer/nutrient loss due to localised application and reducing leaching
  • High water application effiency
  • Levelling of the field not neccessary
  • Ability to irrigate irregular shaped fields
  • Allows safe use of recycled water
  • Moisture within the root zone can be maintained at field capacity
  • Minimised soile errosion and weed growth
  • Lower labour cost   

Drip Irrigation Options