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Old 09-21-2009, 12:25 PM
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Irrigation for ornimental grasses

what do you guys do for tall grasses? I have found that drip can get choked off by quick growing grasses and sprays are always blocked by the grasses.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:28 PM
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Ever use discrete emitters?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:47 PM
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Depends how the system was originally installed.

I use 12" pop up sprays set initially one foot beyond the designed/maintained size of the mature Ornamental grass.

Haven't lost one yet in 110*+ heat.

The drip emitters don't work so well as the homeowner/property manager(s) won't periodically clean the strain valve so the emitters end up repeatedly clogging with the water deposits.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:39 PM
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12" and multiple run times to avoid run-off work for me.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:51 PM
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All the crackheads will steal the brass nozzles.....
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:53 PM
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what do you guys do for tall grasses? I have found that drip can get choked off by quick growing grasses and sprays are always blocked by the grasses.
Define "drip".
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:55 PM
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I'm doing some work with a bed surrounded by ornamental grasses, and I'll be happy tossing water at it from rotors.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:05 PM
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All the crackheads will steal the brass nozzles.....
Remember those coated black Buckner "Coal Brass" nozzles to try to fool the little dears into thinking they were plastic?
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:09 PM
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Remember those coated black Buckner "Coal Brass" nozzles to try to fool the little dears into thinking they were plastic?
I think you might still be able to get them. Buckner had a popup spray that had a brass cap, so you could thread on a brass nozzle and have it all looking so rugged as viewed from above.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:18 PM
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I like the story about the Cal-Trans LA who installed motion sensors to keep the taggers good and wet.
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