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Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation can be a really efficient way to water your plants and save water. It uses a network of plastic pipes to carry water to plants, targeting the roots. Drip irrigation systems apply water more slowly than sprinklers, and can use a lot less.

Drip irrigation systems are easy to find and install, but they do require periodic maintenance to make sure the emitters are working properly. Lines can be placed under the soil or on the soil surface for easy access. They can be used to water almost anything, including trees, shrubs, container plants, and plant beds.


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