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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    On of my biggest issues is what I call mixed plantings on a single zone. For example "How do I water the impatiens without overwatering the TX sage?" 90% of the landscapers in this town are not landscapers in my opinion but plant sales people. One technique I am trying is to run netafim along the edging for the length of the bed and then either I or the homeowner can run shrubblers to plants with high water needs to minimze the zone run time for plants that need much less.

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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use drip rings (netafim 1/4" .5 gal emitters every 6") around plants. Because I can vary the size of the ring to match both the rootball and the desired amount of water the plant needs it gives me precise control to prevent any problems.
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    This isn't drip Jon. This is an existing sprayhead zone that I've added netafim to to allow shrubblers for certain plants.
     

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