To install a cheap irrigation system such as drip irrigation, plan and design a drip system, select a method to start and distribute the water. The drip irrigation system is inexpensive to install and lets homeowners make the most of their available water to maintain plants.
Designing an irrigation system helps determine the plants and the area where a homeowner plans to install the system. Planning involves creating a plant list to note the location of each plant and group the plants depending on the watering needs and the exposure to sun or shade area. A plan should also consider the type of soil available.
There are three start methods appropriate for drip application: faucet connection, irrigation valve connection and retrofitting an existing sprinkler system riser. Choosing wisely the method to use is paramount because every method applies to a particular size of land, plants, garden design and availability of water in the outlets.
The drip application distributes water using the hose pipe, which connects to a water source and is positioned in the garden. The hose length can be cut to a suitable length using a pipe cutter. A hole punch is helpful for making holes for emitters at strategic places in the garden, and a goof plug is necessary for sealing holes punched in the incorrect spot.