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Irrigation drip tape is perfect for irrigating row crops and vegetable gardens.

Drip irrigation an extremely effective and by far the most water efficient way to irrigate your garden. If you’re planning to grow a vegetable garden or a row crop which requires complete saturation, irrigation drip tape is the best product for the job.

Drip tape is a flat hose which expands when filled with water, and comes with drippers inserted along the length of the tape spaced around twelve to eighteen inches apart. Most irrigation drip tapes are suitable to be used both above and below ground. Just follow the links from this site for more information on drip tapes and other fantastically efficient drip irrigation products and accessories.

Components of a well-designed drip irrigation system.

How you design your drip irrigation system will depend on the layout of your garden and the types of plants you plan to grow, but all drip irrigation systems consist of a few basic components. Specially designed drip irrigation hoses have thousands of tiny holes which allow water to seep slowly and steadily into the soil, where it can be absorbed by the roots of plants.

The hose can be simply connected to a garden faucet, but you’ll need a pressure regulator, and if you want the drip irrigation system to operate automatically, you’ll also need a timer. You should check whether your local municipal authorities require you to include a backflow preventer as well.

Other components like mini sprinklers, sprayers and drip emitters can be added to the system to irrigate specific plants which may need special attention.

For more information on drip irrigation please read this article on drip irrigation supplies.


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