ecomii - a better way
December 18, 2017  |  Login

Switch to Drip Irrigation

Save tons of water easily by switching to a drip irrigation system for your garden or lawn.

  Email This Tip  | Back to All Tips

Ratings:
What are Ratings?
Impact ecomii tips impactecomii tips impactecomii tips impact
Health ecomii tips health
Savings ecomii tips savingsecomii tips savings
Ease ecomii tips easeecomii tips easeecomii tips ease
 
Stop wasting your water and energy by watering your plants with a hose, sprinkler or watering can. Most of that water is lost to the air, wind, or rough terrain and never even makes it to the plants! Start using drip irrigation for your garden, lawn, orchard or other planting needs on any kind of land – and improve your water efficiency by two-thirds.

Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to plants’ roots by simple and cheap methods, and has been proven to be the most efficient way to water – plus it is actually better for the plants themselves. Drip irrigation eliminates the excess water that accumulates on and between plants, where weeds, insects and molds thrive, so you can get better results with less effort. Drip irrigation can even exempt you from water restriction laws during droughts – your yard will stay green and beautiful all the time. With clean water becoming rare around the world, drip irrigation is something you can do for yourself and the planet.

 

Take Action / Next Steps
  • Search the web or go to your local gardening supply store to find out how to get started with drip irrigation. It’s easy to buy a system or set one up for free!

 

Prev Tip Next Tip
 
Did You Know?

Click below for more facts about this tip.

 

SOURCES :

1.Pacific Institute. “Global Water Crisis.” [2008]. Available from: http://www.pacinst.org/topics/water_and_sustainability/global_water_crisis/ [17 March 2008].


2.Pearce, Fred. When the rivers run dry: water--the defining crisis of the twenty-first century, p. 11. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.


3.Moorman, Jane. [5 May 2008]. “Drip Irrigated Garden Saves Water, Labor Compared to Furrow System.” New Mexico State University News Releases. Available from: http://www.nmsu.edu/~ucomm/Releases/2008/may/irrigated_garden.htm [10 July 2008].


4.Wilson, C. and M. Bauer. “Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens.” Colorado State University Extension – Horticulture. [2008]. Available from: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/04702.html [10 July 2008].

 
 
 
 
ecomii featured poll

Vote for your Favorite Charity

 

 

 
 
ecomii resources
 
ecomii Tips Newsletter 

Sign up today to receive a weekly tip for living greener

 
Get in Touch

Got suggestions? Want to write for us? See something we could improve? Let us know!