This drip irrigation kit with 24 PC Drip Emitters includes all the parts needed to complete a drip irrigation system for up to 150SF.
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
Watering first thing in the morning before the temperatures begin to rise is better for your plants, allowing excess moisture on leaves and top soil to dry before fungal and other diseases can develop. The most common cause of early plant death is generally considered to be over-watering. Using drip irrigation can help you sustain healthy and happy plants by applying water directly to the plant root zone. For established plantings, deep, infrequent watering is recommended. In most cases applying deep watering will encourage deeper rooting, which leads to stronger, healthier plants.
The G77AS Drip Irrigation Kit from DIG Corporation contains all the parts needed for a complete drip irrigation layout, able to cover up to 24 plants or up to 150 SF. This kit can be extended with the addition of up to 200 1-GPH drip emitters and up to 400’ of drip tubing.
Use this drip kit for:
• Rose gardens with one drip emitter per each new planted rose and two drip emitters for established roses with one drip emitter on each side of the plant.
• Vegetable gardens with one drip emitter per plant, near the plant spaced a minimum of 10 to 12” apart.
• Groundcover with one drip emitter per plant or spaced 12” apart in sandy soil and 18” apart in heavy soil.
• Shrubs with one to two drip emitters around each shrub spaced 12” apart in sandy soil and 18” apart in heavy soil.
• Small trees with two to three drip emitters around the trunk of each tree 12” apart in sandy soil and 18” to 24” apart in heavy soil.
This drip irrigation kit includes 24 pressure-compensating drip emitters with flow rates of 1, 2 and 4 GPH (gallons per hour), backflow device, 25-PSI preset pressure regulator, ¾” swivel adapter with hose thread, 50’ of high quality 1/2” drip hose, 50’ of 1/4” micro tubing and all the fittings and accessories needed to water roses, shrubs, ground covers and trees.
The G77AS Drip Irrigation Kit can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH, using drip emitters with a variety of flow rates. This kit is expandable up to 1500SF.
Note: The pressure regulator (included) is used to lower the incoming pressure to the suggested operating pressure of 25 PSI, which is within the range of recommended pressures for a drip irrigation system.
About Drip Irrigation:
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern. By preserving an optimum moisture level in the soil, drip irrigation results in less water lost to the sun and the wind and less water wasted on non-growth areas. The proper balance of water and air leads to 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.
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.
Starting the irrigation system from a faucet:
Optional: Starting the irrigation system from a PVC pipe:
Steps to connect all other components:
To water diverse planting such as trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials, either option below can be used:
Option 1:For maximum system expansion using a single water source, and to better control the system’s total flow rate, use I-GPH (gallon per hour) drip emitters (model D076). We recommend using drip emitters 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 drip emitters around the plant, at intervals of 12”. This drip irrigation method provides a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plants’ root zones. By adjusting watering time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.
Suggested number of drip emitters per plant:
Option 2:Use a variety of dripper flow rates (1-GPH model D076, 2-GPH model D077 and 4-GPH model D078) to compensate for plant sizes and spacing. The disadvantage of this drip irrigation option is that the variety of flow rates makes it harder to control the total flow rate.
See installation instructions inside the kit for details.
How much time to water: Turn the water onfor 45 minutes to an 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 a controller and you need to add more time, adjust the time on the irrigation controller or program the controller with additional start-times.
|Kit Qty||Part #||Image||Description|
|2||A006||Figure “8” Hose End for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|1||A013||3/4" FHT Basic Pressure Regulator, 25 PSI|
|1||A015||Backflow Preventer 3/4" FHT x 3/4" MHT|
|1||A018||Barbed Ball Valve , 1/4"|
|1||A019||Palm Hole Punch|
|20||D076||1 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Black, DIG|
|2||D077||2 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Green, DIG|
|2||D078||4 GPH PC Drip Emitter, Color Red, DIG|
|1||LF001||1/2" .700 OD Compression Coupling|
|1||LF003||1/2" .700 OD Compression 3/4" FHT Swivel Adapter with Screen|
|1||LF005||1/2" .700 OD Compression Tee|
|5||S005||4” Supporting Stake for 1/8” or 1/4” Micro Tubing|
|3||S006||5” Hold Down Stake for 1/2” Drip Tubing|
|2||SF001||1/4" Barbed Connector, Long|
|2||SF003||DIG 1/4" Barbed Tee|
|2||SF007-NS1||Goof Plug (reorder Model SF007 for a strip of 10) : Non-sellable-item|
|1||T004||DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 50’, 1/2" coil with .700 OD|
|1||T009||50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing|
|KIT G77AS contains a total of 49 pcs. for $22.49|