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Old 11-11-2010, 06:06 PM
EncoreVee EncoreVee is offline
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Is Micro Spray Irrigation really all it is cracked up to be??

I've got a property that I manage who is considering installing a new, top-of-the-line Micro Spray irrigation system.
I have 3 other bids that have not made that suggestion.

Is Micro-Spray really the way to go?
The property is on a slope, with mostly creeping vines, shaped shrubs, and small flower beds in front of the 24 units.

What are the positives & drawbacks to this kind of system?
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:04 PM
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Microspray falls into the drip irrigation family, as it requires regulated pressure and filtration of the water supply. One thing that is a necessity for a "textbook install" of drip or microspray is heavy mulch covering the pipe and fittings, which aren't buried, but laid on bare soil.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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The stuff is way too fragile for my liking.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:19 PM
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Pros: Soaks into the soil easy, easy to regulate, quicker than a conventional install generally, modular components make it easy to service, often has rebates on certain products, minimal over spray, can install a fertilizer injector as long as you have the correct back-flow preventer, you would need a RPZ.

Cons: Often mixed with regular spray heads or rotors on the same zone, fragile - Poly tubing doesn't hold up well in the sun, needs monitoring to make sure it is functioning.

BTW: What is your definition of state of the art?
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