4" or 6"

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by duckworth, May 8, 2014.

  1. duckworth

    duckworth LawnSite Member
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    What's the preferred spray for lawns 4 or 6"?
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never underestimate the value of a spray body you can cleanly unthread from its connection, without disturbing any soil. That would favor a 4-inch, of whatever brand.
     
  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    6" if you want to do it right. 4" if the budget is tight.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Of course, those old landscapes with 2-inch brass popups are still managing to get by.
     
  5. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    .....and they waste a tremendous amount of water as well. :dizzy:
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you have head-to-head spacing, the functional value of a 6-inch popup spray in lawngrass cut at 3 inches is dubious.
     
  7. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    I always use 6 on new installs. Time and time I see 4" overtaken to the point where they don't clear the grass. Of course you can by a 4" for less than a dollar and a 6 with check is closer to $8 so 99.9% will use the 4".
     
  8. frumdig

    frumdig LawnSite Member
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    6" is a must for fescue. But we use mostly 4" otherwise, which sucks when thatch takes over... But most that keep up with their yard do just fine with them.
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  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like 6'' but 4's is what people usually go for
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    6" on any turf that is (or should be) maintained at heights at or above 3 inches.
     

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