Best way to water 6'X48' Turf

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by hect911, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to water a 6 by 48 strip of grass?

    Thanks
     
  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    probably 4x15' RB nozzles 4" mist sprinklers spaced on triangular
     
  3. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
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    I also thought about doing the hunter 6' radius but I dont like that pattern
     
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Triangulated sidestrips.
     
  5. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
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    What about End Strips and Center Strips spaced 16' apart?

    or would the Triangulated Side strips work better at 16' spacing.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rainbird 9SST nozzles traingulated.
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  9. hect911

    hect911 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hunter makes a left/right corner strip as well.
     

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