So I'm new to this forum but have been extremely impressed with the wealth of information! I have a question and I'm wondering if you all might offer your thoughts. I'm way up here in MN and I'm going to be doing a lot of work with a landscape designer here who is doing lots of environmentally sustainable type stuff. She really minimizes turf area and creates lots of perennial planting beds, lots of natives, shrubs, trees, etc. Some of the areas are really only needing establishment irrigation for the first year or three. Drip line seems the best way to go to get efficient use of water (as per the environmental concerns of the customers, etc). So far the installer she's worked with have done dismal jobs, just snaking it through the planted bed getting one emitter sorta near each plant. This obviously isn't healthy for the plants, isn't getting enough water, etc. I'll be making sure to properly asses the sites, lay the grid of laterals out with correct spacing and thereby get total coverage. The problem is that with such large sq ft of beds to cover it starts getting into the several thousand feet of drip line category, and that's expensive. I've noticed that Drip Tape, especially sold for agricultural purposes, is considerably less expensive. If cost is a factor here, what are the reasons for not going with the drip tape? Any insights would be most appreciated, thanks!