Drip irrigation placement question

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jrlandscaping781, May 15, 2007.

  1. jrlandscaping781

    jrlandscaping781 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I will be re-doing a partialy landscaped area that currently has no mulch and the drip irrigation lines laid on top of the ground. I'm just adding plants and putting ulch down. Is it recommended to cover the drip lines with mulch or leave it on top? How close do you recommend the lines be located to the plants?
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Mulch on top of lines makes the planter beds look a lot better. Some like their emitters visible but alot depends on what type of emitters are being used as to whether they'll be visible.

    Depends on the individual plant, its size and root system and the type of emitters you're using.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    The drip should be covered...all but right where the emitters are, drip line deteriorates fairly quickly if left exposed. What line are you talking about? The large line or the small 1/4 distribution lines? Close enough so the emitters water the plants, and on the uphill not the down hill side, if on a slope.

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