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Drip Irrigation

Drip: Watering in the Home Garden  - University of CA

Drip Irrigation for Home Landscapes - Colorado State University Extension

Operating and Maintaining a Home Drip Irrigation System - Colorado State University Extension

Installing Drip Irrigation - The Home Depot

How to Install Drip Irrigation - This Old House

Drip Irrigation for Containers - Sunset

Orbit’s Free Installation Guide

Rain Bird’s Sprinkler System Design Service

Rain Bird's Design & Technical Resources

Toro’s Water System Design Service

Toro’s Planning and Installation Guide

Toro’s Blue Stripe Irrigation System How-To Guide

Raindrip’s Anatomy of a Drip System

Raindrip’s Planning Your Drip System Guide


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The following are advantages to using drip in landscape applications: 

  1. Water is confined to the targeted plant’s rootzone, so overspray onto sidewalks, buildings, cars and roadways is prevented.
  2. Flow rates and application rates are typically very low, so runoff from heavier soils, or steep slopes, may be avoided.
  3. Water is not applied into the air so wind drift or pattern distortion does not occur.
  4. Plants are not wetted which can result in the reduction of disease.
  5. Weed growth is reduced if non-targeted areas are not wetted.
  6. Water is applied at low pressures which may reduce pumping costs in some applications.
  7. Initial irrigation equipment investment costs can be reduced since flow rates are low, allowing the use of smaller and/or fewer valves and pipelines.
  8. Labor for installation may be reduced with the associated reduction in pipelines and surface placement of drip tubes.
    *From DripIrrigation.org

Drip Irrigation in the Home Landscape $5.00 UC Publication Number: 21579                                         


Ortho All About Sprinklers and Drip Systems


Sprinklers & Drip Systems: The Right System for Your Yard, Step-by-step Sprinkler Installation, Building Effective Drip Systems

Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates, 2nd Edition Robert Kourik