Easier Gardening with Drip Irrigation Kits

You’ll wonder why you spent all that time with a watering can.

Drip irrigation kit in garden.
Drip irrigation kits make watering your garden easy—no matter what you’re planting.Amazon

Drip irrigation has been a thing since people in North Africa and China began burying clay pots called ollas to water crops efficiently—about 4,000 years ago. This type of micro-irrigation delivers a steady stream of water directly to the roots of plants, minimizing evaporation. Plus, drip irrigation saves time and labor, freeing gardeners from the monotony and frustration of dragging a muddy hose from plant to plant.

Flantor Garden Irrigation System, 1/4" Blank Distribution Tubing Watering Drip Kit/DIY Saving Water Automatic Irrigation Equipment Set for Garden Greenhouse, Flower Bed,Patio,Lawn
This design includes everything you need for no-fuss H~2~O delivery: hoses, sprinklers, stakes and a spigot connection.Amazon

While traditional ollas are still an option, modern drip irrigation kits comprise a series of tubes and adjustable sprinkler heads (drippers) that you connect together so each plant receives a steady drip-drip-drip of water directed to the roots.

Raindrip R560DP Automatic Watering Kit for Container and Hanging Baskets, Water up to 20 plants with this kit
This model includes threaded tubing for easy setup and a timer for fully remote irrigation.Amazon

All that tubing in your drip irrigation setup connects to the outdoor faucet. You can control water delivery to the entire garden with the flip of a single switch—or a series of switches for kits that include a timer. Timers let you program things like watering frequency and run time for fully automated irrigation.

KINGSO Drip Irrigation Kit with Timer 82ft/25M Irrigation System with Timer and 20 Adjustable Dripper Automatic Plant Garden Hose Watering System for Garden Greenhouse, Flower Bed, Patio, Lawn
Made of UV-resistant materials, this option is durable and includes customizable sprinklers for max versatility.Amazon

Since each individual sprinkler head is adjustable, you can set up a drip irrigation system so that individual plants receive customized levels of irrigation—or even set individual drippers to accommodate a small group of plants. Kits should include stakes and teflon tape to ensure the system stays in place and doesn’t waste water at the spigot.

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