All manufacturers have accessories that are specialized for different types of plants—sprays for ground cover, foggers for hanging containers, and single emitters for reaching plants off the grid. But few offer a kit with everything included. You will need to draw a plan of your garden — because micro irrigation requires so much tubing, it is not appropriate for lawns—and map out a configuration of the tubing and accessories, then buy some parts separately. Or contact the drip kit's manufacturer; many will take your garden plans and provide you with an efficient design and materials list free of charge.
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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