What Is Irrigation?
Irrigation is simply a way to get water to plants in a different way than rain. You can use it to replace rain water in enclosed areas or to simply provide additional water in areas with little rainfall. A properly designed irrigation system can be water efficient and a huge time saver. While we get a lot of rain in Louisiana, an irrigation system can help you through the drought periods as well.
Types of Irrigation Sytems
Also known as Spray Head Irrigation, this usually involved a stationary irrigation head that either pops up out of the ground or is static. The tips spray a fine mist in a radial spray reaching up to fifteen feet away from the head. These are commonly seen in residential and commercial irrigation systems for landscape beds.
This is the most water efficient method of irrigation. It drips water directly to the plant root zone. This method is effective in watering hedge rows or evenly spaced flowers or plants in a garden.
Also called gear driven irrigation, this systems can water over sixty feet away. These are great for watering grass and low lying plants. These are used on golf courses, sports fields, and on home lawns.
Micro-Irrigation works in the same way as a spray head irrigation system, but it requires far less water. These are often tied into an exterior water faucet on a home and water a small landscape bed area.
The oldest method of irrigation. Ditches are dug to drain in fresh water and fed into a series of canals that run between rows of raised soil where crops have been planted.
Useful if growing plants on elevated land that is very steep. With a lot of labor, time and material, steps are cut into the land of the hill. Much like a slinky, the water goes down each step towards the bottom. Each step will be watered and crops can be grown on the hill side.
Center Pivot Irrigation
Center pivot irrigation is another irrigation system used to water crops. A steel or aluminum skeleton of pipes is attached to wheels at the bottom and a spinning metal arm on top. The metal arm has sprinklers along the length of it that sprays as it turns. The system can be moved around a large field so multiple areas can be irrigated by one system.
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