Why Using a Drip Irrigation System May Not Be Efficient

As more people join the water conservation efforts, you may be hearing the term “drip irrigation” more often. Being that it is a very water efficient method of irrigation, it can certainly be attractive to consumers that want to save water and their wallets. However, as any systems, it has its pros and cons:


  • The efficiency of a drip system is approximately 90%
  • Lower the effect wind and evaporation has on irrigation, especially with subsurface systems.


  • The most efficient, subsurface systems requires extensive trenching, which can be a costly and time-consuming process.
  • It is difficult to tell if an emitter is blocked as the system is quiet. In order to check functionality, you must check each emitter.
  • Drip systems are mostly laid out on the surface, making the lawn look unappealing as well as presenting a safety concern for anyone walking on your lawn.

Lawn sprinkler manufacturers are also aiding the water conservation efforts by making efficient systems that conserve water and save you money. The installation of such systems must be designed and carried out properly as even the most water efficient equipment can be wasteful if not installed correctly. Depending on the layout of your landscape as well as plants present, it can be most advantageous and efficient to have both systems in different areas of your property.

Our design and installation teams are specifically trained in efficiently placing your lawn sprinkler system to ensure that each part is functioning optimally. Furthermore, we offer maintenance services, which help extend the life of your system. Contact us at 203-629-8050.