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Watering between side walk and street

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by txirrigation, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    Where I am we have to water the turf area between the sidewalk and road/curb with drip, the pain is that most of the time the drive way bi sects the strip and it is a pain to water both sides.

    Looking for better ideas than what I am doing now which is using two valves in lue of boring under the drive to run a line to the other strip.

    Thanks for the advice!
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    You basically have the best options already....

    I think it would depend on the size of the strips and the customer

    It depends on a per basis job but what I would do is take the smaller section of the curb lawn out of my original bid and give them a optional add on to irrigation this area.
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Boots will tell you to just spray across the sidewalk and drive .... it is close enough. :laugh:
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    Yea! Like this! Just water across the sidewalk :laugh:
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    WTF? RB makes some pretty cool (for plastic) strip sprays that would have taken care of that. With enough pressure, the MP Rotator strips would do it too.
  6. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    For future reference, it's called a parkway.
    And a major pet-peeve of mine is when it isn't on it's own zone. That strip of grass being closer to the street is more prone to drying out with the sun reflecting off the asphalt.
    Strip sprays in triangular spacing for parkways 4' and under. Half circles for parkways 5 feet and over. Spacing of the heads should not exceed the width of the parkway.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,678

    I have special glasses that render sidewalks invisible ~ just proceed as though they aren't there :cool:
  8. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 807

    Around here, the parkway belongs to the city and not the homeowner, although it is the homeowner's job to take care of it. The city doesn't allow installation in the parkway, although some homeowners will have it done anyway.
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    I call it a street strip. A parkway exists in the middle of the road, or as a 'median'. Potato/Poetawtoe

    Sprays in small spaces are a thing of the past, if you care about overspray. SDI till we die!
  10. My guess is time and cost wise boring costs more than an extra valve. At least with a valve there are no unknowns. Boring can on occasion have disasters. It also weakens the driveway in the area of the bore. I've seen many a cracked sidewalk and driveway from an underwunder boring machine. I think you are doing it the best way. Still sux though.

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