We at Austin Irrigation Group provide drip irrigation system installation in and around Austin to help improve water efficiency and improve the quality of your lawn. We understand just how important conserving water while irrigating your lawn can be. Not only is it in your best interests to use minimal water and help the environment, but many areas are limiting the amount you have access to in an effort to save water during times of drought in the area. The good news is that limited water supplies don’t mean that your lawn can’t thrive. One of the best options for people who want to limit their water consumption while keeping their yard green is a drip irrigation system, because it won’t use any extra water and will have very minimal water waste, helping the environment and your pocket book.
Drip Irrigation Explained
Even if you’ve lived in Texas your whole life, you may not be completely sure what a drip irrigation system is: The system uses a series of drip emitters that we place right by the root zone of the plants. This allows us to target the most important areas of your plants (whether they are flowers, fruits, vegetables or grass) which in turn increases efficiency and decreases water waste.
The system means that small drips of water will be slowly absorbed into the soil in the relevant areas. This means that not only is the system more efficient, but it can also help the water make it deeper into the soil which will allow the roots of your plants to grow deeper. If you have low water flow in your area, you don’t have to worry as the system doesn’t need high pressure and can even work if you just have one water source but a larger area.
Increase Irrigation Efficienty
One of the biggest benefits you will notice if you let our team at Austin Irrigation Group install a drip irrigation system is the improvement in terms of water efficiency mentioned above. That is because the drip irrigation system doesn’t produce runoff as it only uses the water that you need. In addition, because the water is introduced at the root level, there is minimal evaporation directly from the soil or leaves, which is a common with other systems in the hot Austin climate. The fact that the water goes right to the roots also means that your plants will have excellent root activity, making it easier for them to grow.
If your main concern is giving your plants enough water, then you may not be thinking about pests, but that could be a concern as well. With a drip irrigation system, this isn’t a problem because the water will go to the roots of the plants meaning that weeds and other undesirable plants won’t get enough water to thrive. The lack of runoff also means your lawn will have less standing water which in turn means fewer mosquitos or other pests. All you have to do is contact us at Austin Irrigation Group and our team of professionals will install your drip irrigation system allowing you to see the benefits right away.