Drip tape irrigation tubing is a thin walled drip line that is used in the agricultural industry as a more economical and efficient method for watering row crops. First known as Dew Hose, drip tape irrigation tubing was developed in the United States by Chapin Watermatics and available in various thicknesses for specific crop needs. Initially designed as a throw-away product for farmers, drip tape irrigation supplies' popularity has grown in the last decade with large garden hobbyists and now drip tape irrigation supplies has trickled down to homeowner backyard gardens.

Unlike traditional drip irrigation systems of solid poly drip irrigation tubing and external drip emitters, drip tape irrigation emitters are installed as the drip tape irrigation tubing is extruded and fused into the inner wall of the drip tape. Our drip tape irrigation tubing is available in either 8 or 12 emitter spacing in both 8mil and 15mil tubing thickness.

  • Both 8mil & 15mil thick drip tape irrigation tubing are designed for either surface or subsurface irrigation
  • Perfect for row crops and vegetable gardens

Because drip tape is a thin walled tubing, drip irrigation tape is designed to operate at a much lower pressure and requires filtration of 200 mesh or higher. Drip tape irrigation fittings are used exclusively with drip tape and drip tape irrigation fittings are designed to give you various connection options.

Irrigation Direct offers a complete line of Row Crop Drip Irrigation Tape Kits from size small to jumbo.

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Sprinkler irrigation systems are commonly used in lawn irrigation systems and other planted areas where a spray or mist is desirable. For plants that require uniform coverage of water (grass, ground cover, seeds) a sprinkler irrigation system is appropriate.

If you are installing lawn sprinkler irrigation systems, Irrigation Direct carries a variety of supplies and parts like an adjustable nozzles for Rain Bird sprinkler heads. Our shrub adapters are perfect for garden sprinklers and shrub zones.

Combine pop-ups and rotors with electronic sprinkler controllers (timers), and inline valves to automate your landscape sprinkler irrigation system. Browse our Sprinkler System Supplies and Parts to find sprinkler nozzles, bubblers, swing assemblies, cut-off risers, Marlex 90s, and more.


Drip irrigation is a watering method which delivers water to plants slowly and right where they need it at the roots. Where typical pop-up sprinklers spray water into the air and onto plants, drip irrigation systems combine flexible poly drip tubing and drip emitters or "drippers" to both conserve water and save money.

Drip irrigation systems are not affected by wind and will greatly reduce evaporation and runoff common with traditional irrigation systems. Drip irrigation is the perfect solution for raised vegetable garden beds, hanging baskets, and potted plants.

Learn how to plan, design, and install your own Drip Irrigation System with our FREE online Drip Irrigation Tutorials.

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