Eco-Friendly Drip Watering Solutions
Eco-Friendly Drip Watering Solutions

Types of Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation Emitters - Drip Emitters are commonly used for watering individual plants or planters.  A Drip Emitter is usually poked or inserted directly into a solid drip hose near or above a plant to provide low flow watering directly to the root source.  Drip Emitters are available as either pressure compensating or non-pressure compensating for desitred watering precision with pressure compensating being the more precise product.  Drip Emitters are offerred in different flow rates from .5 gph to 4 gph.





Adjustabel Bubblers and Micro Spray Heads - Adjustable Spray Heads are used when a slightly larger area is being watered.  These products are usually installed to a solid drip tubing using a 1/4" micro tube and are usually installed using a stake or riser to ensure they are above the ground and able to spray their intended radius. Micro Sprayers are commonly used for watering perrenial gardens or areas where plant foilage is tightly arranged.  To acheive a desired radius Micro Sprayers are easily adjustable and come in 90, 180, and 360 degree sprays.




Drip Line (Soaker Hose) - Drip Line also commonly referred to as Soaker Hose or Drip Emitter tubing is often used for irrigating Raised Bed Gardening, Vegetable Gardens. Shrub Beds, and Tree Farms.  Drip Emitter Tubing is most always a polyetheline hose with drip emitters built into the inner wall of the tubing.  Drip Emitter Tubing is oferred in a variety of flow rates and spacings (flow rate indicating the flow of each emitter and the spacing indicating the space between emitters along the hose).  Unlike Drip Tape, Drip Emitter Tubing is intended to last several years and is much more durable than Drip Tape.


DRIP TAPE IRRIGATION - Drip Tape Irrigation is most commonly used in large Agricultural settings for Row Crops.  This mehod of Drip Irrigation is the least expensive to install with rolls of Drip tape available in lengths from 100-8,000 ft.  Unlike Drip Line, most Drip Tape emitters is not pressure compensatiing however they are available with different flow rates and spacings.  The major draw back for Drip Tape is it's longevity.  Depending on the wall thickness the average life for Drip Tape is 1-3 years.










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