Drip irrigation is a low-pressure, low-volume lawn and garden watering system that delivers water to home landscapes in a variety of methods. Though a drip, spray or stream, a drip irrigation system keeps roots moist, but not soaked, using less water than other irrigation techniques.
Localized irrigation systems apply water directly where the plant is growing thus minimizing water loss through evaporation from the soil. Such localized irrigation systems include drip irrigation, porous clay pots, porous pipes, and perforated plastic sleeves.
1. Manual irrigation with hoses, nozzles, and sprinklers 2. Clock driven in-ground automatic irrigation. There are hybrids of these two such as an in-ground sprinkler system that is manual operated or an above ground hose system that is clock driven, but these systems are uncommon.
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During sub-irrigation, water is applied to the bottoms of the plants and allowed to travel upwards to the roots and stems through capillary action. Because it does not require a lot of space, this type of irrigation system is often used in urban settings or high-rise buildings.
Surface irrigation is defined as the group of application techniques where water is applied and distributed over the soil surface by gravity. It is by far the most common form of irrigation throughout the world and has been practiced in many areas virtually unchanged for thousands of years.