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Easy watering idea for you guys

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kirk1701, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Come up with an idea I thought I'd share with you all.

    I have about 40 holly bushes down one side of my property for privacy, some grape vines, roses and other plants also. Some are on a hill and in clay/ loom soil and the soil dries out FAST not to mention this heat wave were in they need water daily.

    I just bought 300 feet of soaker hoses but soaker hoses only go so far and what about the "in between space from bush to bush" :confused:

    So I'm a pack rat, I save everything even garbage :laugh:
    I have about 50 - 1-lb coffee cans and about 25 - 1 gallon jugs of empty Gatorade bottles I knew would come in handy for something some day so I just kept saving and now suddenly an idea sprung to mind :clapping:

    I drilled a hole for an S-Hook in the top of the coffee can and a 1/32" hole in the bottom. Fill it with water and you got yourself a drip line :clapping:


    The 1/32" hole was a wee bit to big so I went to a needle, heated that with a lighter and burned a hole in the bottom with that, perfection :drinkup:

    On the Gatorade jugs the pressure is to great while filled completely full so those I sit next to the bush on the ground and just leave till they are empty.
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Call a real irrigator. :rolleyes:
  3. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Need I say more?

    If you don't have anything positive to say Kiril keep your comments to yourself.

    I won't reply back to your [​IMG]

    so troll all you want
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    That was a positive comment Kirk.
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,389

    yeah it was. Who the hell wants a hobo drip line that looks like the town dump.
  6. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    You know what I love. Working all day to pay my mortgage and rediculous property taxes, and coming home to enjoy my home's beutiful landscaping with a couple nice cold beers on my porch. But do you know what would really make it worth all the more? Knowing that while I'm looking forward to that beer and enjoying my beutiful yard I can look over to my neighbors yard and see 50 Coffee cans and 25 Gatorade bottles strune about. I wonder if your neighbors think that too.
  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    What's that saying "Good fences make good neighbors"
    I'm betting your neighbors are hoping that privecy hedge grows in really quick and really thick.
  8. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    Just saw a coffee comercial and they changed their jingle

    "The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your shrub"
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Poke a hole in an old hose next to each shrub and turn it on, while enjoying the beers in the garden... The hose will reach a lot further than a soaker hose without losing pressure... :)
  10. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Thanks smallaxe but I've done got the soaker hoses, almost 400 feet of um to be exact I just haven't had time to put them down yet. However there are area's a soaker hose just won't do no good which is why I used the pic above which is a good example, that's the only thing I need to water on that side of the yard and its on the other side of the driveway.

    Actually I'm the only one with the fences, and the shrub to hide the clutter my next door neighbor has built up which is why I need all the soaker hoses. Plus, I got honeysuckles weaved into my chain link fence for privacy to hide her backyard mess.

    Not as if I have anything to prove, but see for yourself, I'm actually the only one with a yard in my neighborhood, the rest have crabgrass/Bermuda lawns.



    And I've said this before, it was the members on this site that helped me to get it to where its at today.

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