Consider the typical irrigation efficiency the following frequently sprinklers:
- Spray Heads: 55%
- Rotor Heads: 65%
This means that when we water with these kind of heads, something like 35-45% of the water is completely wasted. And that doesn’t even include sprinklers that are broken, leaking badly-adjusted or just left on too long. The result is A LOT of water waste, which creates run-off, and in turn pollutes our ocean and keeps our ground water aquifers low.
The L.A. Times recently quoted, “Mono Basin…one of L.A.’s water sources — says improved sprinkler practices can save “750 to 1,500 gallons” per month per household. As clean water becomes more scarce and more expensive each year, it is important that we use the latest technology offered in smart controllers, and drip/lower water irrigation systems to reduce our clients water bills and the amount of we use water for irrigation.
What is Drip Irrigation?
Drip irrigation is an efficient and economical method of watering. This kind of sprinkler irrigation method is typically more that 90% efficient at getting the applied water directly to the plants. Unlike other forms of irrigation, like sprinkler heads that are only 65-75% efficient, drip irrigation reduces runoff and evaporation. With this type of irrigation system, the water goes exactly where you want it to go, not like other sprinkler systems that spray over sidewalks, patios and other things that do not need to be watered. Drip systems cost about the same price to install as a traditional sprinkler system.
Benefits of a Drip Irrigation System
There are many benefits to a drip irrigation system. Here are a few of those reasons:
• Reduce your water bills and save money
• Reduce the amount of water used for irrigation in your garden
• Help prevent disease by minimizing water contact with the leaves, stems, and fruit of plants
• Allow the areas between plants to remain dryer, which in turn, can reduce weed growth
• Enjoy a low-maintenance system that can last for 15+ years
• Benefit from an environmentally sound investment that can increase the value of your house
We provide drip irrigation and landscaping design in Los Angeles, including Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Pasadena.