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Old 07-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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Until they cut through the line...
Easier to fix a drip line than to relocate or change out the heads and then make sure that the backflow protection is still compliant (if you're using AVB or PVB) and you never need to worry about the bed filling in too much.

Drip is the better answer for planting beds, with annuals being the only real exception.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 AM
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Drip is great in that situation, until everything becomes so overgrown and crowded. Then you have to repair a line in the middle of the bed, you get yelled at for digging up their flowers and trampling their ground cover. For large beds, with a ton of plantings, I prefer heads watering the entire bed, as a maintenance point of view.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:39 AM
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Isn't common sense to plant smaller on the outside perimeter and bigger plants in the middle? . 20 x30 bed with lawn around all sides of bed
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:59 AM
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Do all the above always plant tall plants in front of sprays in flower beds .l got 4 12" pop up sprays in all the corners and he plants tall plants in front of 3 of the sprays.he is very experienced gardener but tough to change his mind.anyone else have this problem and how to fix it?
SDI in beds ..... problem solved.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:01 AM
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Until they cut through the line...
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Those guys are nimrods... a pro will check the existing irrigation before making landscape changes and advise the owners some sprinkler modifications are required.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:30 AM
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Micro spray is my MO. Lot easier to manage and trouble shoot. Run the blank 1/2" netafim against the borders to keep them out of harms way the 1/4" tube to the sprayers. If a 1/4" tube gets whacked it still waters the bed without screwing up the rest. Regardless bed watering should be done from below not above. Azaleas are the one shrub I added top spray for.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:22 AM
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Actually, I prefer the rainbird 1/4" landscape brown drip line; most irrigators here water over to top
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