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HomeMade Drip Irrigation

Updated on July 24, 2017

Drip Irrigation System

Drip Irrigation System is created by grouping pipes, valves, sprinkler, hose and more.

This is lens for home made drip irrigation system. How you can create sprinkler and irrigation system using un-use material in home, especially plastic bottles, jugs, cans and more.

Drip irrigation is best technique to feed your plant.

How did the egyptians use irrigation

Egyptians Method of Irrigation

Creating Holes In Plastic Bottle/Jug

Take nail or something similar to that which didn't melt when it gets heat.

Take different size of nails so the holes are of different size and rate of flowing water can maintain.

Take an oven mitt to hold the nail over the flame until it gets hot.

Then pierced nail through the jug until you felt it was enough.

Drip Irrigation System Using Milk Jug

Homemade Drip Irrigation

How To

1. Take the milk jug and wash it out properly.

2. Make bunch of holes on bottom of milk jug.

3. Using this jug you can water any of the plant. For that just dig pit nearer to plant root but with some distance (use some commonsense).

4. Fit the jug over there and again fill the pit with soil.

5. Fill the jug with water.

6. Now when water level in soil decrease water automatically start pouring into soil and root.


1. Slowly deliver water directly to the plant roots, minimizing evaporation and encouraging deep root development.

2. When you are out for vacation this system solve your watering problem.

TIP: You can use plastic bottle for your potted plants.

Note: This drip irrigation system works well but you need to water the garden and also need to fill water in jug. So when the soil dries it will water by Jug. On small level it helpful.

Drip Irrigation Kit

Drip Irrigation Kit for Container Gardening-Patios & Decks - Starter
Drip Irrigation Kit for Container Gardening-Patios & Decks - Starter
* Can irrigate up to 10 containers * Pressure regulator is preset to 25 PSI * Filter can be removed and cleaned * Premium grade 1/4" vinyl micro-tubing * Easy setup and maintenance

How to make Watering Can

Home made watering jug

How To

1. Take a milk jug

2. Now pretend / try to pour water

3. Imagine area of jug from where it's easier to pour water.

4. Note that part and create circle over there.

5. Using nails create holes in that circle.

6. Equiv. distance holes are good

7. Your watering jug is ready.

TIP: You can paint the jug and create lots of design using creativity.

Irrigation Help Group

This is the group for people who wants to self install irrigation system for their lawn, garden or yard.Share your tips and help others to install drip irrigation system effectively. You can also buy or sale your gardening tools or you can give it all free to help others.

Use your Garden, Lawn or Backyard Wisely - Going Green

Plant Vegetables and other crops

Self Watering Planters

Do it yourself

Easy Tips/Steps to Make Self-watering Garden Planters:

1. Take a milk jug/ any plastic bottle and cut it in half below the handle.

2. Press the top of the jug - remove the cap and press it in floral foam about 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Twist the top half of the jug to one side until the floral foam breaks.

This will create a small plug in the bottom which will not let the soil pour out.

3. Inside bottom of the jug you will notice a ridge. Take the cut upper part of the jug and invert it above the bottom in such a way that foam touches the bottom of jug. (see image below)

4. Now add soil and seeds in upper part of the jug.

5. Fill the bottom of the jug with water.

6. Floral foam will allow water in and out.

7. And your self watering planter is ready.

self watering planter

self watering planter
self watering planter

Watering on Ebay

Open Ebay account and bid. Ebay is place where you can get things on lower rate by bidding and winning the bid. And its all free. So start biding and get products on lesser price. You can also sale your used product

Drip Irrigation Using Clay Pot

how did the egyptians use irrigation - Reuse your old Clay pots

Olla pronounced as OH- YAH is ancient technique or you can say first irrigation technique in world, in which clay pots are used. According to study it's believed that this method is originated in Northern Africa and drip irrigation technique began to develop in Afghanistan in 1866. At that time irrigation using clay pipe to create whole irrigation system and drainage systems. This watering method is still in use today in many parts of the world, especially in the southwest U.S

See the video below to find out how to use clay pot as drip irrigation.

Don't forget to cover pot because open water can be a home for insects.

How to use Clay Pot as Irrigation?

Drip Irrigation Using Plastic Bucket

This plastic bucket experiment is done by Rice University students: Drip irrigation with Bucket

Find more information on what is drip irrigation and how to install it.

Drip Irrigation Basics

There are different types of irrigation method or you can say watering methods. Since years technology keeps changing and making better irrigation system. Above chart is showing you "IRRIGATION SYSTEM EFFICIENCY"

On this lens, I have talked about how to create homemade drip irrigation with reusing your plastic and other stuff.

Read more on drip irrigation concept on my Save Water Using drip irrigation System.

Also, pdf sources are available on installing drip irrigation.

Home Made Drip Watering System

Scheduling Water

Going for perfect irrigation scheduling plan is a nice thing that really very few landscape and outdoor professionals have understood and utilized. By and large, the loss of plant materials on new landscape projects is the straight result of unsuitable irrigation scheduling

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    • Steph Tietjen profile image

      Stephanie Tietjen 

      7 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I've been using drip irrigation for some years, but you gave me some more great ideas. Thanks

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for all the great info. I'm curious about plastic and heat and the chemical by-product that could possibly get into the water and then into the plants. Although I like the idea and use to use it myself, I think with the research on heat and plastics it seems like we need to shift from plastic containers to some other material...or at least to heavier plastic and not light water bottle size/thickness plastic. Thoughts?

    • decvamlada profile image


      8 years ago

      great lens, thanks for sharing...

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Good ideas! :)

    • zdaddyo profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for creating this lens. Next year, I'll have to try your methods.

    • Srena44 profile image


      8 years ago

      nice lens...

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      Stephen Carr 

      9 years ago from Corona, CA

      Drip systems are great. I have my automatic drip system attached to my pet's water dish as well. Gets fresh water daily and no more need to fill. Nice lens.

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      9 years ago

      Very good page. Good information. Spraying water into the air so that it can fall to the ground and run off into the street makes so little sense! Drip irrigation is the way to go in many cases. Thanks.

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      9 years ago

      Great information here, nice job!

      Robin :)

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      9 years ago

      Great post. Love the information on irrigation. Please check out myirrigation and sprinkler repair services

    • Karicor profile image


      9 years ago

      Some very good ideas here for creating a drip irrigation system for cheap or even free. I have to try some of these for my home.

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      9 years ago

      so cool! great ideas and very creative.

    • shwetashah profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thanking everyone to giving feedback and appreciating the work. And thanks for lots of blessings :)

    • norma-holt profile image


      9 years ago

      Wonderful innovations and help for gardeners during dry periods. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on Save Planet Earth

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      Cynthia Arre 

      10 years ago from Quezon City

      Very interesting and helpful information on such a great "green" idea! Lots of people (and the earth) will certainly benefit from this. *blessed by an angel*

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      Cynthia Arre 

      10 years ago from Quezon City

      Very interesting and helpful information on such a great "green" idea! Lots of people (and the earth) will certainly benefit from this. *blessed by an angel*

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      10 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star! Angel blessed, and a happy new year!

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      Joan Hall 

      10 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi, Sweta! Congratulations on your purple star!!

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      Lee Hansen 

      10 years ago from Vermont

      Excellent green DIY irrigation solutions - adding this as feature on Rain Gardens-Nature's Water Filters ... congrats on your Purple Star!

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      10 years ago

      I've featured this on my fan-club thank-you lens so - thank you!

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      10 years ago

      Super idea. I've featured this on my fan-club thank-you lens so - thank you!

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      10 years ago

      Interesting idea for a lens! You might want to fix your lens module title to "recommended" - anyway, I love do-it-yourself and recycle projects so this is perfect. And thanks for visiting my puppet lens of the day!

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      11 years ago

      Very useful tips, will try a few.

    • shwetashah profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      [in reply to SemperFidelis] Thanks for blessed.... I was hoping that my lens will liked by squidoo Angels and it happened today.

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      11 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel today!

      ~ Colleen :)

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      11 years ago

      Useful information. Thanks

    • shwetashah profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      [in reply to avocado47] Thanks for visiting lens and making comment. I hope the information which i have given is helpful.

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      11 years ago

      Awesome info - thanks!


    • Sarunas profile image


      11 years ago

      Amazing.. :)

      P.S. Video is cool. ;DD

      Five Starts for great lens.

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      11 years ago

      These are really amazing ideas! It is such a big help to gardeners and horticulturists.

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      11 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this great lens! I used to live in New Mexico and drip irrigation was essential there, but, it's just as useful in the wetter climate I live in now because conservation of our resources is essential!

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      Stephen Carr 

      11 years ago from Corona, CA

      I have used this idea before, but never knew so much different ways existed! Thanks for the terrific ideas.

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      11 years ago

      Thank you for joining my Squidoo group!

      "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."

      -- Buddha

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      EmmaCooper LM 

      11 years ago

      Cool lens. Some photos would be helpful!

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      The Homeopath 

      11 years ago

      Great ideas! I live in a very arid climate, so drip is the way to go - everything else just evaporates too quickly.

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      11 years ago

      very interesting, thanks for steps and tips to make Self-watering Garden Planters 5*, feel free to visit my lens mortgage calculator

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      Paula Atwell 

      11 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Very interesting. Welcome to the Green Organic Lifestyle Group.

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      11 years ago

      I admire your lens for its structure and "green" color. Nice to implement the water saving concept into making a lens! Go Green!!!

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      11 years ago

      Cool - we can never have too many green lenses. 5 green stars for you

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      11 years ago

      Useful and planet friendly information. Great use of colors and good layout. 5* info and lenscrafting.

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      11 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens. Kudos for using colors - I need to study what you did so I can try it. I used to be a Water Use Auditor and drip systems are one of the best ways to save water.

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      Mihaela Vrban 

      11 years ago from Croatia

      Great idea on reusing bottles and cans! Thanks for sharing! Welcome to Reuse it all! group!


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