Irrigation system advantages
Irrigation systems help plants grow faster, healthier and with less labor needed. These systems are especially efficient in areas where rain is rare. You can install one of many types of irrigation systems.
Surface irrigation system
The most common method of irrigation, surface irrigation systems rely on gravity to draw the water onto the land and into the soil. The water used goes directly to the plant roots and so water isn’t overused. This irrigation system isn’t affected by any climate changes and is the cheapest type to use even for expanding farming land. It requires a proper drainage in order to avoid water-logging and soil salinity increase. It can become relatively labor intensive at times.
Sprinkler irrigation system
Sprinklers represent an effective way of irrigating vast territories of land. The way they function is like a rain simulation which covers up the desired surface. The sprinklers function at a high pressure and are affected by windy conditions, which can modify the area of effect that the sprinklers have.
Drip irrigation system
The drip irrigation system is the most efficient irrigation system of all. It delivers water drop by drop directly to the base and root of the plant. The system is costly and isn’t esthetically pleasing but it does its job efficiently.