Smart Irrigation Month is a campaign started in 2005 to increase public awareness about the smart use of water for irrigations, during the summer. This initiative belongs to the Irrigation Association and brings together companies, professionals in the industry as well as water providers who attempt to educate about using the water efficiently.
Water, air and soil are vulnerable resources and must be exploited with great care.
In irrigation, there are rules to be respected, to prevent wasting precious water resources.
• The work of the soil must be carried out at the best times of the year and in adequate weather conditions, using appropriate methods and tools, using an organic lawn care fertilizer will help to put nutrients in the soil that will allow less water usage;
• Irrigation techniques must be chosen according to the type of soil, vegetation or crops.
This type of system works as its name suggests, by allowing water to drip directly to the roots of a plant. Water delivery is very slowly. Compared with sprinkler irrigation, dripping uses less water, decreases weed growth and evaporation.
This method provides water in a similar way with natural precipitations. The water is distributed through a system of buried pipes with spray heads that allow water to be sprinkled over the whole surface of the irrigated soil. Such systems can provide effective coverage for small or large areas and are suitable for gardens and agriculture alike.