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Re: watering practices

Thanks Rich, 
This isn't in my budget (time or money) for this year, but possibly next,
which means your suggestion of reading up on it would be ideal for now. 
Our local Lowe's has lots of books on such subjects, so I might just check
it out.  I attempted a bastardized version of drip irrigation a few years
ago by laying the Anderson hoses upside down.  Not a true test I realize,
but what I didn't like was that the water didn't travel horizontally (as I
would have expected in a clay soil), but more or less straight down, though
this might have had to do with the pressure from the Andersons. 
One other qstn.  Can you give me a capsule explanation of the difference
between drip and weeping?  I realize drip has specific places to release
the water while weepers release all along the hose.  But is there a reason
one is better than the other or are they for different applications?


> [Original Message]
> From: Richard T. Apking <richa@midlands.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/2/2003 12:29:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] watering practices
> Hi Kitty,
> I'm probably going to give info you already hve, since it is 4-1 when I'm
> reading your 3-29 letter.
> I don't blow out my system, since I put a pressure type drain at the base
> each sprinkler.  My advice would for you to get a book at your local
> hardware store, they should be free from such suppliers as Rainbird, and
> Drip Irrigation.  If you can't find a book/catalog, all of the purveyours
> such stuff have web sites, that have a ton of information.
> If you are mainly interested in irrigating your flower beds, I suggest a
> drip system, it's cheaper and much more controlable and understandable. 
> only that it is easier to install, and IMO better for your plants.  If you
> are watering your lawn, then sprinklers are your best bet.
> If I can help any, in the form of advice or question answering, don't
> hesitate.  Good Luck, Rich in Z-5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:31 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering practices
> > Gosh, Theresa, sounds like a piece of cake!
> > Hmmm....what about blowing out the lines for winter?  How would I do
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 3/29/2003 11:02:25 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] watering practices
> > >
> > > Kitty- actually set up a watering system really is easy- kind of like
> > > building things with tinker toys as a kid. Having seen pictures of
> > > projects you've done, I am certain you would be able to do this.  I
> added
> > to
> > > my system for my raised beds and it really was easy.  All you need is
> > PVC
> > > pipe cutter, and the gunk to glue them together. (and a shovel to dig
> > > trench to put the pipe down in of course).  Then decide on what kind
> > > timer system you want (electronic w/ solinoid) or the kind that lets
> > > hook the whole system up to the outdoor faucet (this is the easiest
> way).
> > > Then get pipe and connectors of every type you need.  YOu can draw it
> all
> > > out on paper before you begin even!  Good luck-
> > > Theresa
> >
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