Proper watering techniques are important to get plants to grow deep roots so they can eventually find more ground water as well as nutrients on their own. Deep roots also keep tress from falling over. The best is to water evenly, slow and deep.
We will later cover the white PVC pipe with soil and the black poly tubing with compost and mulch. Mulch and compost are very important to build healthy soil which allows the soil to hold more water, making it available to plants. Healthy soil also builds healthier plants that are more resistant to disease and less likely to fall over.
Also be sure to add an in-line filter before the emitters to get out any small particles that could clog or build up in the lines or emitters.
Don't forget to always take photos of your water lines while the trenches are open!
Important parts used (feel free to email me about details):
- Woodpecker Emitters - Woodpecker 2 GPH (green)
- Woodpecker Emitters - Woodpecker Bug Cap
- 1/2 in. (0.700 O.D.) x 500 ft. Poly Drip Tubing
- 3/4 in. Sc40 PVC pipe