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Old 02-04-2009, 08:26 AM
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This is what I would say to the client. hah.

"As an irrigator, I can't prevent your dog from chewing things up. As a dog owner, I can prevent my dog from chewing on things. So train your f-in dog!"

well, something along that.

I've seen people get rid of their dogs because they kept destroying the sprinklers.
For the most part the drip I have seen in areas with bad dogs the homeowner knows there is no hope.
fertigation with "bitter apple (for the dogs)"?
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:21 AM
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fertigation with "bitter apple (for the dogs)"?
Bitter apple doesn't deter my dogs. Try tobasco!
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:38 AM
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Bitter apple doesn't deter my dogs. Try tobasco!
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:43 AM
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Once had a lab that loved chirizo...
My golden/lab mix ate an entire plate of Jimmy Deans maple sausage once. Also some grilled elk back strap.

Dogs will do these things. Get rid of the drip until they stop. Tell the customer to water by hand until then.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:47 AM
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My golden/lab mix ate an entire plate of Jimmy Deans maple sausage once. Also some grilled elk back strap.

Dogs will do these things. Get rid of the drip until they stop. Tell the customer to water by hand until then.
Or replace the drip with a couple of rotors or sprayers. Around here drip is usualy used for new plantings. Most of the time it can be shut off after 2 yrs.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:49 AM
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Toro makes a sub surface dripline with a built in herbicide to prevent root intrusion if that might be a problem. It's connectors are alot easier to work with than netafim, thats for sure.

Not sure on the price, but the one time I used it, it was pretty nice.


Rain water reclamation is a great idea, but the setup is very expensive. Can you sell them on some drought tolerant plants? If they are truly wanting to "GO GREEN", they will remove their high water usage plants, and almost throw out the irrigation all together.

Or, have them do drip with low water usage plants. Beat these words into them, SUSTAINABLE, SUSTAINABLE, SUSTAINABLE.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:58 AM
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Kiril, I agree with you most the time. My nose just isn't turned up when I type though.
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Kiril, I agree with you most the time. My nose just isn't turned up when I type though.
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