In an ideal world, I 'd read up on drip irrigation, ask questions then evaluate the different products out there. Unfortunately, I squeezed for time. I'm working fulltime, preparing to sell the house and move to Zimbabwe by end of August so I have time to settle before the rainy season starts. I'm tired just thinking about all the stuff I haven't done. So my question is, given my utter ignorance what's the best kit I can get for about half an acre. I'm looking for ALL inclusive - start up and go. The prices I've seen vary so wildly I'm not sure what to make of it.
Brenda, what kind of drip system do you have - does it just have holes in tubing or does it have emitters? I had a small system with emitters but they broke very quickly and I gave up on it. I still have a lot of the tubing and connectors, etc and want to use them for something.
Location: North Central Michigan
posted 8 years ago
the kind i have came with soaker hoses, emitters and sprinklers..the emitters and sprinklers weren't the best, cheap, but the soakers are wonderful..I've used them forever..some emitters still work also
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Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 8 years ago
If you are talking about the cheap soaker hoses that every hardware or garden store sells, I can't imagine water so hard that it would plug them. If it does, just turn them on, and if you find an area that isn't dripping, just prick it with a sewing needle where you want more water. Their biggest enemy is UV rays, but under a layer of mulch (where they should be), they should last at least until you say "OOPS!" one day while hoeing weeds.
I know this thread is old, but I'm wondering what suppliers people have used (somewhat recently) for drip irrigation parts or kits. We are building a large rainwater collection system off the barn roof and I am planning to build a rather large drip system off of that for young trees and shrubs.
My initial online search brought me to a supplier with commercial grade expandable and customizable kits... However I am not finding that now. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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