HOW TO WATER TREES AND SHRUBS WITH DRIP EMITTERS



Learn how to easily water your trees and shrubs with drip emitters.

What You need for this job.

Step 1


Determine water source
Determine water source
Determine your water source and make sure it has some sort of pressure regulation on it. Optimal pressure range is 20-40 psi.

Step 2


Lay out drip pipe
Lay out drip pipe
Lay out the distribution tubing to the desired length and secure it with ½-inch tubing stakes.

Step 3


Perforate pipe
Perforate pipe
Using a hole-punch tool, poke a hole in the 1/2-inch distribution tubing.

Step 4


Insert barbed fitting
Insert barbed fitting
Insert a 1/4-inch barb into the hole.

Step 5


Attach drip tubing
Attach drip tubing
Slide pre-measured and cut 1/4-inch distribution over the barb.  Remember the 1/4-inch distribution tubing must be long enough to stretch from the 1/2" distribution tubing to the tree or shrub you desire to water.

Step 6


Attach emitter
Attach emitter
Slide a drip emitter into the end of the 1/4-inch distribution tubing.  Select the proper gallons per hour emitter based on the size and watering needs of your tree or shrub as well as the length of time you plan to water. (Consult your local nursery or garden center for watering needs of individual plants.)

Step 7


Secure tubing to ground
Secure tubing to ground
Use a stake to secure the emitter and place next to the tree or shrub to be watered.  Remember, some trees or shrubs may require multiple emitters.


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