Drip Irrigation has many advantages as well as a few disadvantages.
It is becoming increasingly more popular, due the rising cost of water, and the need to conserve water (especially in periods of drought).
Drip irrigation has a low application rate and fairly uniform distribution of water. Drip zones are great for beds and pots, however they have been met with mixed results when used in turf zones. The drip tubing can be buried too deep and is susceptible clogging from debris and roots. In beds, the drip tubing can be covered with a light layer of mulch, equipped with an auto flush valve (to clean the lines before each use), repairs are easier to make, and therefore the drip zone is easier to maintain.
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