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Old 01-15-2013, 07:45 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is offline
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Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
You, the sprinkler installer, and the client are all screwed because of a lack of knowledge about what is really entailed in a professional landscape installation. Sorry, I've seen it many times.
I wouldn't go that far...lots of guys used the ol get -it -wet philosopy and lots of landscapes survived by dumb luck...
Too much water is just as bad ...good drainage important generallyetc. You cannot have plants in standing water.
For best results make sure the irrigator has a licence and the irrigation needs to be installed according to the plant type, not install plants in grass areas and hope they get watered, plant zones water plants, no mixing plant watering with grass..
Best of luck

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
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Originally Posted by webegrumpy View Post
Topsoil in Minnesota is black dirt. I am in total agreement with the SDI. I did the plantings and another irrigation "specialist" put in the sprinkler system. I already see the plants dying and have had the conversation with the homeowner. I am just trying to gather a little information from real experts to go back to him with.

Any advice will help.

IMHO, you shouldn't plant inside rock to begin with. It negates physical soil management and heat gain by the rocks is not good. Also I hope your not dealing with an acidic soil.

Push comes to shove, I would consider MPRotators if I could irrigate over the plantings, not through them.
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