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RedWingsDet
07-20-2008, 10:46 PM
I am a little boggled as far as if I should use spray misters or soaker hose.

Here is the situation, new plantings, going to add a zone or two before the landscape install.

It will be several trees (dogwoods), about 50 boxwoods, 50 yews, and 25 arborvitaes with other perennials and annuals in front of those.

I am thinking soaker for the arbs, and sprays to hit the others, what do you think? what is best?

Waterit
07-20-2008, 11:11 PM
Dripline (AKA netafim) for shrubs, bubblers on trees, micro sprays or MP1000's for bedding plants.

RedWingsDet
07-20-2008, 11:14 PM
I understand, however the hedges/shrubs are behind some of the bedding plants.

thus I do not want to overwater, so I am asking this question. ;)

Waterit
07-20-2008, 11:34 PM
Separate zones

RedWingsDet
07-20-2008, 11:36 PM
I understand what you are saying, however realize that no matter how much I decrease the water from the spray head it will still hit the boxwoods/yews. and I do not want to overwater those.

Waterit
07-20-2008, 11:37 PM
I understand what you are saying, however realize that no matter how much I decrease the water from the spray head it will still hit the boxwoods/yews. and I do not want to overwater those.

Then spray from the boxwoods out, or use the netafim on all of it, but keep separate zones as the plants have different water needs.