A sprinkler system is designed to cover a large area. It’s best to run these systems early in the morning or late in the evening to allow your lawn and garden time to soak in the moisture. This also minimizes evaporation that can occur during the warmer portions of the day. If you invest in an automatic system, you don’t need to worry about opening valves or remembering when to water your lawn.
Drip systems are perfect for smaller yards and watering individual plants. This system is particularly good for mulched areas because water soaks the soils without washing away your mulch. There is less water wasted due to evaporation or runoff in these systems compared to sprinkler systems.