Flowers Beds w/drip-need more/water/roses

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ed2hess, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have 1 gph hunter drip in our flower beds. Some of these beds have roses
    and I need more water on roses vs annuals. I could build a net work of emitters around the roses but that takes time. I don't want to use any of the little spaghetti line with spray heads those are problematic.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Add some discrete emitters with above-ground outlets. Get over your fear of spaghetti tubing.

    Or add a new zone just for flooding the rose beds.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    double wrap the roses , single the rest
  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    Bingo, problem solved!
  5. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    You could also punch some emitters into the drip line to increase the precip rate around the roses.
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Volume problems are easily solved, however the interval problem is not. I might suggest testing your soil moisture around the roses to the effective root zone depth under the current irrigation.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    That takes a lot of time got over 100?
    Got to fix with what we got. Use of spaghetti is a maintenance nitemare. Doing sprinkler test on drip very time consuming.

    Got a link? Sounds good.

    This is what they can look like if watered enough.....water this one from water tank.

  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spaghetti tubing can be a pain, but combined with emitters punched into the emitter tubing, you get rose dripping you can see working with your own eyes.
  9. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
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    Perhaps those roses are very overgrown? Cutting back when it is time may reduce the water requirement.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes that would be good. We use a pick device to loosen the soil, very likely will snag line.
    These roses started the year aat 12 inches....lot of fertilize.
    These kept blooming in spite of 11 days over 100F. Thatis goal.

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