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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You make a joke, yes? :confused: :)
     
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    No, I am just trying to imagine properly watering a 3-4ft wide strip with trees planted in the middle with separate zones for trees and turf and the PIA factor for install and future service work.:dizzy:
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I remember doing strip zones with all manner of assorted heads, depending on dimensions and obstacles. Nelson had a useful brass nozzle for wide strips.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You are right to ask; it is a pain in the butt, and expensive. However, if you've got a tree, which has a much deeper root zone than does turf, a zone split is the only answer. Now that I think about it, I'd bet all the street trees that came down had irrigation for the turf only, causing the shallow rooting which made for the tree's demise. :cry:
     
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's a little hard to cover the turf above the root zone without watering the tree. Add in the 4' melting snow piles from plowing and spring rains.:confused:
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Big deal, trees do not like their bark wet consistently, it a cause of diseases. That being said, it is possible to properly design a dual zone system to deep water the trees and keep the turf happy without waste and the possibility of root rot.
     
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I agree, I'm just saying trees shouldn't be planted in the 'tree belt'.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup, convince the LA and the client that is true and you get my award.
     
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I actually have a client that cut down his trees in the strip because of problems mentioned.
    He had the fight the HOA because it's mandatory to have trees along the strip.
     
  10. hoskm01

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    "Street Strip"
     

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