Drip in Turf is just what it says - drip irrigation for turfgrass! We have taken a water conserving concept (the use of in line drip irrigation) and have applied the concept to water grass instead of the traditional use of watering landscape plants or agricultural crops.
Drip irrigation has been used in the landscape and agricultural worlds for 40-50+ years or more. In the past 5-10 years, a growing number of people are looking to subsurface drip irrigation as an alternative means for watering grass. Just by changing where and how water is applied to the turf plant, from below ground in the root zone vs. overhead by sprinklers, a significant savings of water can be achieved!
The concept is the same –as with traditional uses of in line drip irrigation - slow, steady delivery of water at low pressures to where the plant needs the water. Drip irrigation traditionally has very high uniformity (aka efficiency of water applied)when it comes to irrigation efficiency. The higher the uniformity, the less water has to be applied to adequately supply water to a plant. Drip irrigation uniformity is typically in the 85-90% range compared to average sprinkler uniformity in the 50-60% range.