Can I Use Drip Line or Drip Irrigation for My Lawn?
Call us at 281-431-7441 for more information. In this video, Houston Grass South owner Michael Romine answers a common question about whether it’s OK to use a drip line or drip irrigation for your lawn. Michael uses a drip line to water a small section of his lawn and he believes it makes sense to use drip irrigation when a spray irrigation system isn’t practical.
Here’s a summary of Michael Romine’s answer to the question.
Can I place drip line underneath my sod? You can do that. As a matter of fact, in a lot of towns now, whether it’s a flower bed or it’s a strip of sod that’s less than four feet wide, I believe, are the new rules are that you’re not allowed to put spray heads for irrigation out there. So you can.
As a matter of fact, at my house, I have a little 18 or 24-inch strip between the sidewalk and the curb that is out by the road, and we put a drip line underneath there, and it is very effective at doing that. I don’t know that I would put drip line underneath my entire yard. I would stagger it through the whole yard.
One of the problems I have with drip lining the flower bed, for example, is that it can occasionally when we’re replacing the mulch or turning over the dirt or something like that, you can poke holes in it and they seem to present a problem with trying to fix those. In your yard, I could see where that would be a little bit more of a problem.
If you wanted to aerate your yard annually or biannually, that would no longer be an option if you had drip line under there. I’m just not sure how well it would work in a whole yard, but in a strip area like, for example, out by the curb or something like that, it is very effective and a lot more efficient and a lot more water-friendly as well.
Houston Grass South is the Houston turfgrass sod supplier for Michael’s family-owned grass sod farm in Bay City, TX. If you’re looking for high-quality St. Augustine sod, Bermudagrass sod, or Zoysia sod, you’ll find it at Houston Grass South. Pick it up at our convenient location just off Highway 6 in Arcola or we can deliver it to your project in the Houston area. You’ll be glad you called Houston Grass South at 281-431-7441!