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Thread: Drip irrigation of groundcover

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    Engineer jdkimes's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Littleton, CO

    Default Drip irrigation of groundcover

    Maybe more of a landscaping/gardening question:
    I live in Colorado and have quite a bit of xeriscape (low water landscaping) groundcover and use some dripping irrigation. But what's the best way to water a larger area of groundcover (6x25) with a drip system?
    I know there are a lot of drip pipes/tubes but should I just lay them on top of the ground cover? How far apart to lay them? or do I try to put the pipes on the ground?

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    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    San Diego


    Toro makes a 1/4" drip tube with 1/2 GPH emitters every 6" You could easliy snake this through the ground cover (under the canopy) in a pattern which would water adequately. It would not be visible if you work in in under.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Default drip

    You can use the pipe with integral emitters, or use soaking hose in a serpentine pattern, or use the small spinning emitters.


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