Drip irrigation is a popular alternative to traditional sprinkler systems. For large expanses of turf, sprinklers are the way to go. Modern sprinkler systems are computer-designed and computer-controlled for optimal water delivery. But for some commercial landscaping installations, such as those with lots of shrubbery or plants, sprinklers are not the ideal solution and present the following issues:
- Overspray on paved surfaces and walkways causing slippery conditions
- Wastage due to overspray
- Difficulty delivering controlled amounts of water to shrubs and plants
- May be more expensive to install, maintain and operate for certain installations
The solution for installations experiencing these sprinkler-related issues is to opt for a drip irrigation system – either newly installed or via a drip irrigation retrofit conversion.