Drip irrigation of groundcover

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by jdkimes, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. jdkimes

    jdkimes Engineer

    Sep 2, 2004
    Littleton, CO
    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?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    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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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    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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