Laying a drip-irrigation system is an easy DIY project that can be done in a weekend. Tubing costs from $40 for 50m, drippers are priced at $10 for 10, a pressure reducer is about $20 and manual timers and hose connectors start at $10 each. | Handyman Magazine |
DIY? Bucket drip kits, a one time cost of $12, allow growing vegetables during the dry season using drip irrigation. Drip irrigation, originally developed in Israel, targets precious water to where it needs to go, the roots of the plants. Much less labor - it uses water efficiently. Less to lug, less time spent fetching it, more time gardening.