Drip Irrigation for Lawns?
Sprinkler heads have become more effective and water smarter than previously. Items like Hunter’s MP Rotator heads and K-Rain Rotary Nozzles save plenty of water compared to the old style spray heads. Research indicates that after watering yards, the effectiveness for the MP Rotators is on par with drip irrigation. There is lots of work placed into developing drip irrigation systems for lawns, in other words. sub-surface irrigation; however, the best answer at this time around for yards is to utilize a watersense sprinkler head along with a good controller to accomplish a benefit over drip irrigation when watering lawn.
Where Drip Irrigation Excels
All of those other areas in a landscape (like flower beds) which can be watered with pop-up sprinklers are much better serviced with drip irrigation. When watering flower beds with sprinklers, plenty of water is squandered in evaporation as well as on areas that have no plants since the water is indiscriminately distributed overhead. The end result is wasting water by watering areas without any plants which encourages weed growth. (more…)