Drip irrigation advantages1. Reduced Water Usage – By directly targeting the root zone, water isn’t wasted on areas that won’t benefit the plant.2. Healthier Foliage – Overhead watering means the leaves of the plant stay wet long after irrigating. Wet leaves causes discoloring and spotting. With drip irrigation, the plants leaves remain dry.3. Prevents Fungus – Wet leaves cause fungus such as powdery mildew to spread. Drip irrigation keeps foliage dry and helps prevents fungus.4. Prevents Water Runoff – Drip irrigation is a gentle, steady drip and reduces the amount of runoff, therefor reducing water run-off.5. Reduces Weeds – Since areas in between the plants won’t be receiving water, weeds are less likely to grow.6. Nutrient Runoff Minimized – When there’s a large volume of water running off the soil surface it depletes nutrients in that soil. Since drip irrigation reduces run-off it reduces the loss of nutrients.7. Doesn’t Require Location Leveling and Drainage – Typical sprinkler irrigation setups leave a lot of water on the soils surface. This means drainage and site location is required to prevent standing water. With drip irrigation this isn’t as necessary since less water is being used and the water is being directly to the root system.