Water and time conservation: The alternative to irrigation systems is a hose or watering cans. If you have used any, you know that it takes time, it’s tiring, and consumes a lot of water. When you invest in an irrigation system, it comes with timers that you can set to your liking. This means that you can go away for a weekend and the unit will work by itself. The unit also consumes only little water which sees you spending just a little of it.
Increase in home value: Simple things are the ones that enhance the value of a home. Of these things is the quality of your lawn. The greener it is, the higher the quality of the house. Due to this, if you are a home seller, you will sell the house at a higher price.
Preservation of soil structure and nutrients: When you water your plants with a watering can or garden hose, you allow a lot of water to seep into the soil. Due to this, nutrients leach out leaving the land with just a few nutrients. It’s also common for the soil to be compacted when you water the plants with a hose. Soil compaction affects the plants negatively. The plants may start withering or even develop root diseases. When you use an irrigation system, none of this happens which keeps your plants in top shape.
Prevents weeds and diseases: When you use irrigation systems such as specialized drip irrigation systems, you direct water to the rootball of each plant-you don’t sprinkle the entire garden. As a result of this, the surrounding weeds don’t geminate; thus you have less weeding to do.
Experts also report that when there is water at the roots, your plants don’t suffer from leaf diseases that result from standing droplets on the foliage. It’s also rare for the plants to have blight conditions as water doesn’t strike the leaves.
Growth improvement: Studies show that when you water the plants with small amounts of water over a long period, the plants tend to grow faster as you will be providing them with an ideal condition for growth. Due to this, you stand to enjoy greener and more luscious lawns and gardens.