Drip irrigation is an efficient watering system that works by applying water slowly and directly to the plant and soil. Drip irrigation works great on desert landscapes in Las Vegas. The water is directed to each plant, in controllable amounts, without spraying rocks and other landscaping elements that don't need watering.
In order for drip irrigation to be implemented, specific materials are required, including garden hose, drip irrigation tubing, micro bubblers, back-flow valve, tees & wyes, elbows.
Summer heat is here, it's time to flush your system and rinse your filter.
Each year intense summer heat kills thousands of plants unnecessarily . Often it is simply caused by a lack of required annual maintenance. If you notice your plants looking limp this summer and turning yellow or brown while dropping leaves or foliage, it's time to rinse out the filter and check the water flow at the wilting plant.
Your first step is to open the underground irrigation box and locate the plastic filter cap. Unscrew the cap, pull out the filter and rinse under cold water until clean of all debris. Replace the filter and cap.
This should be done twice per year.
Next, head over to the wilting plant or plants and locate the drip emitter. Pull the emitter from the drip line and turn on the system. Let the water run for a minute or so to flush out any debris. Now push the emitter back into the drip line and check for water flow. If no water is being delivered to the wilting plant, its time to replace the emitter head.
If you are not the do-it-yourself handy type. We are only a phone call, email or text away to complete the required maintenance to save your plants.
Don’t starve your plants, give them a sip with a long slow drip.
EZ-FLO is one of the leading manufacturers in irrigation and sprinkler products. Their systems can be connected to a hose bib, a drip system or an irrigation system. The EZ-FLO’s patented flow process automatically adjusts to changes in water pressure and water flow without changing fittings. Additionally, fertilization using virtually any type of liquid or water soluble product, can be automatically fed to the plants through the irrigation water in an environmentally friendly safe and easy manner. This technique of applying products through the water is called “fertigation”.