You don’t need a sophisticated irrigation network to supply micro irrigation—a spigot for a hose will do. Setting up a system to feed a backyard’s worth of plant beds, shrubs, and trees takes just a few minutes of designing and a couple of hours of connecting the various components. Then before you can pop open a cold one and admire your handiwork, your garden will be thanking you for its own liquid refreshment.
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bypass pruner or scissors would suffice, but the thick tubing can dull the blades, making them less effective in the garden
comes with tubing
comes in 50-, 75- 100-, or 500-foot rolls, either with or without factory-installed emitters. Calculate the square footage of the area you want to irrigate, then figure on one foot of tubing per square foot of plant bed.
2. 1/4-INCH DRIP TUBING
use this smaller tubing to branch off from the main line and reach specific bushes, trees, or containers.
3. TUBING CONNECTORS
elbow, tee, and straight connectors allow you to turn the tubing without kinking it, or add on more lengths of tubing.
4. WATER SOURCE CONNECTION KIT
for attaching the tubing to an outdoor faucet. Kit should include a vacuum breaker, pressure regulator, a filter, and a connector for attaching the tubing.5. SPRAY AND DRIP ACCESSORIES
including micro sprayers, small emitters, and foggers for reaching different plants around the garden.
6. BARK MULCH