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Irrigation Maintenance

April 26, 2012 - GrowOrganic
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Drip irrigation is good for you and good for your plants. You can leave town for a few days, instead of staying home to hand water. Your plants can get a steady supply of water, in regular amounts, that will help them thrive. Drought followed by flood (when we neglect, then over-compensate) is hard on plants. Do you need to add drip irrigation to all or part of your garden? We have an intro video about that, where Tricia shows how to set up a system. For the basics about the different kinds of drip…
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Video Transcript
Hi I'm Tricia an organic gardener it's late spring and i think the rains are behind us it's almost time to turn on the irrigation system there's just a few things to do to maintain the system. Before we get ready for a brand new season the first thing we need to do is flush out the system to flush out the lines just open the ends and make sure you get rid of all the debris and dirt next you should flush out your filter. Open the filter and clean out the screen, cleaning the screen is not necessary if you have a self-cleaning filter. Turn on your irrigation system one section at a time and check for clogged emitters or kinked tubing or anything that may prevent your plants from getting water. Repair or replace any fittings or emitters that have popped loose if any of your fittings have popped off check your pressure with a pressure gauge to make sure that your pressure regulator is doing its job. If you find any emitters that are clogged with hard water deposits you can just dissolve them in some white vinegar try the emitter again after soaking if its still clogged it's time to replace it. Now is a great time to check your trees you may need to add some emitters to accommodate for the growth of the tree remove emitters from any drought tolerant or native shrubs and trees that are well established enough not to need any supplemental water. keep your drip in tip top shape and grow organic for life!

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David Lakeman Says:
Sep 18th, 2012 at 7:57 am

Will someone handling your irrigation products please call me @ 909-841-8083.  We are a manufacturer of a 40 year old product line that would be very helpfull to your clients.

Thank you,

David

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