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How to water between window "wells"?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    I am looking for ideas on different ways to water between window wells on a customers property. Grass is going to be to the foundation and window wells are 3-4 feet apart and extend out 3-4 feet as well. We have used side strips before and then spaced accordingly away from the window wells but it was a PITA so we are looking for ideas.

    Should be our last install for the year. Gotta load up the compressor!!!!

    Thanks guys/gals,

    John:usflag:
     
  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    So you need to water a 3 x 3 strip of grass? Why? And why so close to a foundation? Why not put a 3' to 4' border of edging around the house and infill with rock or mulch? I'll bet the homeowners insurance company and/or builder do not recommend grass with sprinklers that close to a foundation

    But, if you absolutely need to, 2 - 5' quarter spray nozzles on prs heads would do the trick.
     
  3. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    Thanks for the info. I have some 4' nozzles and will give them a try.

    Owner just not want to use edging with muclh or rock or anything else.

    Go figure.

    John
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,448

    The homeowner might change his mind after the landscapers keep bouncing equipment off the house while cutting/trimming the grass. Toro has a side-strip nozzle for their 570 series that will cover a 2x6 rectangle, for so long as it runs without clogging up. (it gets fitted with a special fine-mesh screen, in addition to the usual strainer)
     
  5. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209

    Try a 6ft rainbird spray and turn the throw down. Have it throw away from the house
     
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Not all grass was created equal. When are people gonna learn that there are alternatives for freaky areas like this? :)

    Put in the 5'-6' spray heads toned down and then hope that the customer has good, clean water. If not, then they'll be calling you out again to change clogged nozzles. T&M... cha-ching! :laugh:
     

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