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Drip Irrigation—Save Water!

By on April 01, 2011

Tricia talks about different irrigation options and how to set up a drip irrigation system.

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After putting in our front and back yard flower and vegetable garden, we were faced with the daily task of watering by hand.  This was a time-consuming, yet enjoyable exercise.  However, when it came time for vacation, we knew we had to find a way to water when we were out of town.  A drip watering system on a timer came to our rescue. The entire system of lines, sprayers, and emitters was installed in a couple of days.  We were surprised at how smoothly it went together.  We really liked the drip tape for its flexibility. 

Planning our drip system took some thought.  We have a garden with plants that have two different watering needs.  Some of our plants require infrequent deep watering, while others require daily watering.  The solution was a timer with versatility, so we purchased the Claber DUPLO 8410 Programmable Water Timer, the brains of our newly installed drip system.

We are very pleased with our system.  A drip system on a timer is ideal for anyone who either does not have the time to hand water, or just wants the ease and versatility of an automatic system.  Don’t be intimidated.  With a little instruction, a basic drip watering system is well within reach and well worth the effort.

Posted by Debbie Randall on Jan. 23, 2013 at 10:15:28 AM

Debbie, Thanks for your garden report! It really helps to know what works well for a home gardener.

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 1:24:59 PM


How deep should I bury the soaker hoses in my veggie garden?

Posted by ellie on May. 26, 2015 at 10:37:14 PM

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