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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by hect911, Jun 8, 2006.
What is the best way to water a 6 by 48 strip of grass?
probably 4x15' RB nozzles 4" mist sprinklers spaced on triangular
I also thought about doing the hunter 6' radius but I dont like that pattern
What about End Strips and Center Strips spaced 16' apart?
or would the Triangulated Side strips work better at 16' spacing.
Rainbird 9SST nozzles traingulated.
I have used the center/end strip idea on a few occasions with moderate success. However, these were not in prime areas such as "curb appeal" areas and did an adequate job.
Your spacing is going to depend a lot on the soil you encounter and the specific microclimate you have (i.e. shade, full sun, etc.). If it's a shady area with decent soil you might be able to push out the spacings a little. If it's a sunny area with suspect soil then you might have be best to stay head-to-head or even reduce the spacings further.
Personally, an area that narrow should be either hardscaped or planted with shrubs or groundcover but I know that isn't always practical.
Rainbird now makes 'left corner' and 'right corner' 4x15 strip nozzles, for corner placement, so it's pretty easy to make a sort of triangulated layout with those, and side-strip nozzles.
My supply house here in laredo does not have a lot of the newer products and only carry the basics.
For example, they dont carry Marlex street ells, Seal-A-Matic sprinkler heads, TQ Nozzles etc.
I try to order from sprinkler warehouse.com but they are rather expensive.
Hunter makes a left/right corner strip as well.