This drip irrigation kit includes 200' 1/2" drip tubing and 100 pressure compensating drip emitters with flow rates of 1 GPH to cover up to 350 square foot garden.
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
The K006 Drip Irrigation Kit is one of The Drip Stores' custom designed kits that contains all the parts needed to cover a garden with up to 350 square feet. The kit includes 100 pressure compensating drip emitters with flow rates of 1 GPH (gallons per hour) that can be inserted directly into the 1/2” drip tubing or to the end of the 1/4” micro tubing. The K006 Drip Irrigation Kit also includes 200’ of high quality 1/2” drip irrigation tubing and 100’ of 1/4” micro tubing to water more than 100 plants, including roses, vines, shrubs, ground covers and trees. This drip irrigation kit includes all the components needed to water small, medium and large size plants, and it can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH, using 1 GPH drip emitters.
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern. Maintaining an optimum moisture level in the soil at all times results in less water lost to the sun and the wind. No water is wasted on non-growth areas, and the root zone is maintained at its ideal moisture level, combining the proper balance of water and air for a very efficient irrigation system.
One of the most important features of a drip irrigation system is the creation of a totally new and more favorable root zone environment within the planting. Drip irrigation sustains this environment by using low flow rates to maintain constant soil moisture levels. This encourages better growth and disease resistance by reducing plant stress
Suggestion in connecting the 1/2" compression drip fittings. To install the 1/2" compression fittings, cut the drip tubing with a hand pruner, being careful to keep dirt from entering the line. Hold the compression fitting in one hand and the drip tubing in the other and force the drip tubing into the fitting by wiggling it from side to side. Make sure that the drip tubing is pushed into the compression fitting for about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch for a very tight fit. No glue or clamps are required.
This drip irrigation kit has all the parts needed to start the system connecting to a faucet. The Drip Store also includes instructions on how to start the system from a PVC pipe or a pipe thread.
Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:
Optional: Starting the irrigation system from a PVC pipe:
Steps to connect all others components:
To water a diverse selection of plant sizes such as trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials, the option below can be utilized:
Layout Option: For maximum system expansion using a single water source, and to better control the system’s total flow rate, use I GPH (gallons per hour) drippers (model D076). We recommend using drippers with the same flow rate to resolve the difficulty of irrigating a garden planted with a diversity of plant types and sizes, for example a garden with trees, shrubs, groundcovers, bulbs and perennials installed on the same system. To increase the amount of water applied to larger or thirstier plants, simply add more drippers, at intervals of 12” around the plant. This drip irrigation method provides the plant with a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plant root zone. By adjusting irrigation time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.
Note:A pressure regulator is used to lower the incoming pressure to the drip system to the suggested operating pressure of 25 PSI, the recommended pressure for drip systems or micro-sprinklers.
How much time to water: Turn the water onfor 45 minutes to 1 hour every two days, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two check the soil and the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time as needed. If you have an irrigation controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the controller or program the controller with additional start-times.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|6||A006||Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|1||A010||3/4” MPT x 3/4” MHT Nipple|
|1||A013||3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI|
|1||A015||Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT|
|1||A019||Palm Hole Punch|
|100||D076||1 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Black, DIG|
|1||F300||3/4" "Y" Style Filter with Hose Threads, 155 mesh, polyester screen, green|
|3||LF001||1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling|
|5||LF005||1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee|
|2||LF007||1/2" .700 OD Compression Elbow|
|1||LF503||3/4” FHT x .700 O.D. Swivel Adapter with Washer|
|25||S005||4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro Tubing|
|25||S006||5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|25||SF001||1/4" Barbed Connector, Long|
|1||SF007||Goof Plugs, Strip of 10|
|2||T003||DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD|
|1||T028||100’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing|
|KIT K006 contains a total of 201 pcs. for $89.74|