GROWING FRUIT WITH DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

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Over the years, we’ve had many customers wonder what type of system they should use to grow plump and delicious fruit. While there are many options to choose from, we almost always recommend drip irrigation. In this post, we’ll give you a few reasons why this is.

LESS WEEDS

Just like the fruit that you’re looking to grow, weeds also love soil, sunlight, and of course, water. Therefore, they almost always pop up to compete with your fruits or plants. This can be frustrating and obnoxious. By using drip irrigation, you’ll eliminate basically all of them. With control over where the water goes, you’ll be minimizing the amount that the weeds get which will give them a tough time establishing a strong base of which they can grow.

WATER CONTROL

As stated above, one of the biggest benefits of choosing a drip irrigation system is your ability to choose where the water is going. With other irrigation systems, the water is usually sprayed across a wide area. This means that other plants, such as those pesky weeds, will be able to use this water to thrive and the plants that your hoping to grow fruit from might not be getting the amount of water that they need.

With drip irrigation, all of this is taken out of the equation. You’ll be able to water exactly where and what you want to, i.e. your fruit plants. Another benefit to this is that you’ll be able to conserve the water that you’re using instead of excessively spraying it everywhere.

LESS CHANCE OF MOLD AND MILDEW

By having the water go straight to the source (the root of your plants) instead of on the fruit, you’re eliminating the chance that mold and mildew will grow. As any fruit grower will attest, this is the most obnoxious problem to encounter, and not to mention costly. It can be rather difficult to have anybody buy your fruit with it has mold or mildew on, so most of the fruit that you’ve worked so hard on growing will basically go right into the waste bin.