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A Look at Irrigation Systems

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  • Gene Caballero
  • May 21, 2021

Ever wondered why the grass is always greener on the other side? Well, it may be the irrigation system. But what makes up an irrigation system, how can you make your irrigation system more sustainable, and why are they important. Let's take a look at this infographic to find out.


How does a basic lawn irrigation system work?

As this infographic explains, it's really quite simple. Pipes carrying water are buried in the soil, and there is one central water line that sends water to all of the pipes. From that pipe are strategically placed sprinkler heads which spread water evenly throughout the lawn. In a good irrigation system, the sprinkler heads are at the ground level until the sprinkler system is turned on and the sprinkler heads are pushed up by the water pressure. 


What is drip irrigation?

Drip irrigation is easily one of the most sustainable ways of irrigating a garden. While not practical in a lawn, drip irrigation in a vegetable garden or landscape can send water right to where it is needed most. Preventing water from being wasted where it is not needed, or too much water ending up in one spot. 


What are the benefits of irrigation systems?

Irrigation systems give you maximum control over where water ends up, allowing you to save water and money on your water bill. Best of all a good irrigation system will automatically send water to the plants in your lawn that need it most. 


What are the downsides of a manual sprinkler system?

While any irrigation system can save you time, a manual irrigation system still requires more attention. And the moment you turn your back on it, you may forget to turn the water off. Which is easier than you think. This can lead to overwatering of the lawn, or garden. Which may not be harmful after a time or two. But it can cost you a lot in water bills in the long run. When possible. Use an automated system. 


Looking for more info on sprinkler systems? Check out Orlando Sprinkler Repair Inc for more great info. Until next time, thanks for reading, and be sure to share this infographic on your social media with friends and family so that we can all conserve water together. 

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