Our suggestion is to use a combination of drip 1/4" soaker line or misters for large containers and individual drippers for the smaller pots.

Troubleshooting is simply a series of tests which are performed to determine which component(s) are at fault by using a process of elimination.

Over the past several years, micro-irrigation manufacturers have been quite busy producing new low volume irrigation products and improving on the extensive array of existing products available to the home gardener.

When maintaining, repairing, and/or installing drip/low-volume irrigation systems, there is a good chance the technician will be dealing with polyethylene supply tubing of some type and size.

Like many products in the current commercial drip irrigation market place, low-volume micro-sprinklers were first developed for use in the agricultural industry, where wholesale growers, nurseries, and tree farmers have utilized them with much success for many years.

Any discussion of watering schedules for landscape drip irrigation systems should begin on site with an appraisal of the soil type.

Drip/low volume irrigation systems operate at much lower pressures than sprinkler systems, and so a pressure regulator is usually required to bring the dynamic pressure down to an acceptable range, normally between 15 and 35 psi.

This is a suggestion for using a drip system in a garden or for long line along a fence with flowers, shrubs, groundcover and trees. This recommendation can be used on medium to heavy soil.

By Stuart Spaulding, CLIA. No, it's not a parking meter. DIG's LEIT Control System can be programmed to operate up to 28 valves, spanning an area of over one mile with up to 12 independent water schedules per valve.

Nearly all species of ornamental, specimen and fruit/nut bearing trees, at any stage of growth, will benefit from irrigation applied through a drip or low-volume irrigation system.

When freezing weather is anticipated, simply turn off your main water supply to the irrigation system and make sure that the backflow device, valves, filter, pressure regulator, pipe, sprinklers, drip hose, and drippers are free of water.

There is nothing that stands out as more beautiful than a well-manicured lawn and home garden. In fact, I have fond, youthful memories of helping my Grandpa Joe tend his crops.

Reviewing and upgrading your irrigation system can lead to better uniformity, resulting in water savings and a flourishing garden.

Drip/low-volume irrigation system maintenance is more necessary, time consuming, and involved than maintenance of conventional sprinkler systems.

On-line, single outlet, point- source emitters, (once available in only a few non-pressure compensating types) are now produced by many manufacturers, and are available in a wide variety of designs and flow rates.