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Automatic fertilizing through Lawn Sprinkler System

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Sprinkler Buddy, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    Have any of you installed the fertilizing tank/system to fertilize the lawn through the lawn sprinkler system? I have heard of it but never seen it implemented in my area.
     
  2. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    that's ironic, i talked to my supplier about that just last week...he said no one really does it anymore...it was more popular years ago, like in the 80's i think he said...i've never seen it or even heard of anyone doing it in my area, but i'm only 27, didn't start lawn care until 2000 and irrigation until 2010
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,810

    Pretty standard in AG
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  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,810

  5. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    Yes
    It was for 18 raised gardens
    Each garden had a separate valve
    Installed a rpz 2 gallon tank
    The hippie gardener used this nasty smelling fish oil byproduct that stunk!

    It turned out better than all thought
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  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,149

    Ive done a few . Stopped selling them as the quality of the product kinda sucked. The nipples on the tank where plastic and had to be replaced every spring. Did about a dozen and none of them are in service anymore.
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Installed a handful, service a handful more. Not a big fan of them. Only install on systems with very even coverage, otherwise fertilizer also gets spread unevenly. Use an RP, no PVB. Use an extra large valve box to surround it, so it can be taken out if need be. I went to one the other day where the unit was installed in a hole, then a box put around it. Box opening is too small to get the unit out.
     
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,324

    I would not recommend them. Reasons being most systems I deal with do not distribute evenly and even if they did there would be the issue of the time it takes to empty the lines of non-fertilized water, how would you know when you were fertilizing or not. Also fert delivered in liquid form is less forgiving than granular.
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,792

    Children playing in the sprinklers........
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