Why Drip & Micro Spray Irrigation?
When it comes to keeping your flowers, shrubs and trees healthy and looking their best, Shoreline Sprinkling knows that drip and micro irrigation are the best choices. Conventional overhead systems work great for lawns; sub-surface drip irrigation products water closer to where it is needed, at or near plant root zones. Micro-spray irrigation is a cross between surface spray irrigation and drip irrigation. This minimizes runoff and eliminates over-spray onto windows, walks or streets. Drip irrigation is ideal for planting beds of all sizes, delivering water only to the plants that need it. The consistent application of water from a drip system helps plants to thrive. Micro-irrigation is pictured in the photo above. It applies a smaller flow of water just where your plants need it.
Shoreline Sprinkling can help you maximize the efficiency of your irrigation system. We pride ourselves in staying current with advances in irrigation equipment, design, and installation techniques. Shoreline was among the first to start using sub-surface drip irrigation under a turf application in West Michigan. A professional drip installation may be somewhat higher in one-time cost than a traditional system spray system, but it will use 50-70% less water, and, if properly designed, can reach nearly 100 percent efficiency. Those savings will put money back in your pocket for the life of your system, year after year.
Overhead irrigation systems are also available and are very efficient at covering larger areas. Learn more about fixed spray irrigation: click here.
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Additional Benefits of Drip Irrigation:
- It can be designed to deliver the precise amount of water required by individual plants
- Loss from evaporation is very low, especially when used in conjunction with mulch
- It is the best type of irrigation for windy conditions
- It results in fewer weeds because the area between plants is not irrigated
- It reduces the incidence of foliar diseases
- It reduces or eliminates pollution from runoff
- It improves plant health by delivering fertilizer and other chemicals precisely where they are needed
- It improves plant health by reducing fluctuations in soil moisture
- Its flexibility allows the system to adapt as plants grow, or are added or removed
- It is well adapted for a wide variety of soil conditions and terrain
- It is often exempt from watering restrictions because it is so efficient
- Large areas can be watered all at once because of its low flow rate
- Installation and maintenance costs are typically much lower than for that of an underground sprinkler system
- It operates at pressures between 15 and 30 psi, eliminating the need for a booster pump in low pressure systems