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TIME> 2 hours COST> Starts at $40 DIFFICULTY> Easy In most parts of the country, trying to keep yards watered throughout the summer requires an open tap like ...
Most of micro irrigation is drip tubing, ¼-inch or ½-inch hose fitted with tiny plastic nubs, called emitters, that allow water to drip out at a regulated pace ...
Screw the vacuum breaker to the pressure regulator, if your hose bib doesn't already have its own vacuum breaker. This part will prevent contaminated hose water from backwashing ...
Attach a length of unperforated tubing or garden hose to the hose bib, long enough to reach from the bib to the plant beds. Using barbed connectors, attach ...
Once you've got the tubing in position, use plastic ground stakes to hold it down. Be sure the hook at the top of the stakes fits over the ...
Position loops of ¼-inch tubing around the trees and shrubs. Use a hole punch to pierce the ½-inch tubing where the loop will begin. Insert a small tee ...
Where the plantings are so dense it's difficult to snake tubing at the roots, branch out with micro sprayers. Pierce the ½-inch tubing with a hole punch, then ...
Once all the tubing and attachments are placed, turn on the water for a minute to flush dirt out of the tubing. Fan TOH on Facebook Turn off ...
Clean up around all the tubing and make sure all connections are tight and no emitters are blocked or clogged. Turn on the water and check for leaks ...
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