Easier Gardening with Drip Irrigation Kits

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

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.

Essential Tools

This design includes everything you need for no-fuss H2O delivery: hoses, sprinklers, stakes, and a spigot connection. Amazon

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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.

Container-Friendly

This model includes threaded tubing for easy setup and a timer for fully remote irrigation. Amazon

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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.

Customization Options

Made of UV-resistant materials, this option is durable and includes customizable sprinklers for max versatility. Amazon

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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.