Roll out the tubing along the flower bed, keeping it close to the base of the plants.
Keep unwinding the spool back and forth throughout the flower bed; space the tubing 12 inches apart.
If necessary, join one length of tubing to another with a push-in coupling.
When you get to the end of the layout, cut the tubing with a utility knife if necessary, flush it with water, fold it over, and slip on an end clamp.
TIP: Set the tubing in the sun for a few hours and it will soften and be much easier to install.
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PVC pipe cutter
100-foot tape measure
rents for about $75 a day
Large adjustable pliers
for tightening threaded PVC fittings
for installing the wall-mounted timer
2. MARKER FLAGS
for marking sprinkler locations before trenching
3. FLEXIBLE PIPING
connects sprinklers to PVC pipe
4. 3/4-INCH AND 1-INCH PVC PIPE
5. ASSORTED PVC FITTINGS
6. GROUND STAKES
to secure drip-irrigation tubing
7. ASSORTED SPRAY NOZZLES
8. POP-UP SPRINKLER
9. PVC CEMENT AND PRIMER
10. ZONE VALVES
11. VALVE BOX
for housing the valves
12. BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE
keeps irrigation water from flowing into home’s water supply
for spreading under the valve box
] 14. BARK MULCH
for covering the drip irrigation tubing