Drip Irrigation for Trees
Drip irrigation is a reliable and useful way to keep trees well watered and healthy. Drip irrigation saves water, money, and allows water to reach the tree and its roots directly with little to no waste while watering trees.
There are a several types of drip systems that can be utilized effectively depending on your trees physical situation or location. The proximity to nearby sprinklers, water lines, and ease of access will help determine which method makes the most sense for your tree.
Drip irrigation bags can be filled up and left alone, remotely. Often capable of holding several gallons, drip bags slowly release water, or water mixed with fertilizing chemicals, slowly over a long period of time. This is useful if there aren’t any taps close to the tree or if the tree is in a tough to reach place, with regards to setting up a drip hose.
Drip tubes can be hooked up, several at a time, to a sprinkler head or hose tap. When turned on, by timer or manually activated, they provide water directly to the base of the trees, or wherever the hose is led up to. The biggest advantage of using a sprinkler pipe as your source, is that all of your trees can be watered at the same time every day, and for a specific amount of time.