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soaker or misters?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RedWingsDet, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I am a little boggled as far as if I should use spray misters or soaker hose.

    Here is the situation, new plantings, going to add a zone or two before the landscape install.

    It will be several trees (dogwoods), about 50 boxwoods, 50 yews, and 25 arborvitaes with other perennials and annuals in front of those.

    I am thinking soaker for the arbs, and sprays to hit the others, what do you think? what is best?
     
  2. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,929

    Dripline (AKA netafim) for shrubs, bubblers on trees, micro sprays or MP1000's for bedding plants.
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I understand, however the hedges/shrubs are behind some of the bedding plants.

    thus I do not want to overwater, so I am asking this question. ;)
     
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,929

    Separate zones
     
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I understand what you are saying, however realize that no matter how much I decrease the water from the spray head it will still hit the boxwoods/yews. and I do not want to overwater those.
     
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,929

    Then spray from the boxwoods out, or use the netafim on all of it, but keep separate zones as the plants have different water needs.
     

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