Winter drought effects can be quite severe, leaving trees and plants highly stressed. Pine needles turn brown and fall off, plant leaves curl up and drop off, and plant roots beneath the frozen ground surface dry out, because they can’t absorb needed moisture from soil.
In times of drought, above ground sprinklers aren’t the most efficient way to irrigate a parched landscape. Much of the spraying water will be lost through evaporation before it even hits the ground.
During times of drought, we must learn to use water more efficiently to prevent waste of our most precious, life-sustaining resource. Therefore, it’s critical that we use efficient irrigation methods that deliver just the right amount of water to our plants— no more, no less— to keep them healthy and thriving.