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Drip Irrigation for small garden
Posted by Lawrence Williams on 5/27/2003, 5:30 pm
I have a small garden area in front of my house and a contractor is proposing a drip irrigation system from your company. Before I proceed, I would like to get recommendations directly from you. I have two small (2x10) beds lining a walkway that are mostly in the shade with small boxwoods and climbing vines. There is also a larger bed (5x20) out front that gets sun in the morning that has a kousa dogwood tree, azeala shrubs and periennial flowers. There is also a window box with annual flowers. He is proposing to use .6 GPH "12 space netafim RAM with one zone for the shaded areas and one zone for everything out front. However, it occured to me that the flowers need to be watered on a different cycle than the shrubs and tree, so I thought maybe the division should b/w trees and shrubs, or alternatively using 3 zones (shrubs and vine shade, shrubs, tree and vine sun and flowers in sun.) Thoughts on how best to serve (the type of emmitters, zones, flower box, etc.) would be appreciated. Thanks.