This drip irrigation kit includes all the components needed to water a green roof with small to large plants, and it can accommodate a flow rate of up to 220 GPH, using .5 GPH drip emitters.
See Added Parts to expand your system by purchasing additional pieces separately.
The K100, Green Roof Drip Irrigation Kit is a custom designed kit that contains all the parts needed included a battery operated timer to cover a roof garden of up to 250 square feet. This drip irrigation kit includes 100’ of 1/4” drip line with .52 GPH drip emitters spaced every 9” and 25 pressure-compensating drip emitters with flow rates of .5 GPH (gallons per hour). The K100 Drip Irrigation Kit also includes 100’ of high quality 1/2” drip irrigation tubing and 50’ of 1/4” micro tubing to water up to 100 plants including a few rows of vegetable garden.
Drip irrigation is the slow application of water directly to the plants' root zone in a predetermined pattern, resulting in reduced water loss to sun and wind and no water wasted on non-growth areas. 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.
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 system.
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 other components:
To water a diverse selection of plant sizes such as shrubs, bulbs and vegetable plants, 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 .5 GPH drip emitters (gallons per hour). We recommend using drip emitters of the same flow rate to resolve the difficulty of irrigating a green roof with a diversity of plant types and planter boxes and pots of different sizes, for example a green roof with planters, boxes, pots, vegetable boxes with trees, shrubs, bulbs and vegetable plants installed on the same system. To compensate for the sizes and types adjust the amount of water applied to larger or thirstier plants by simply adding more drip emitters, at intervals of 6-10” around or along the plants. This drip irrigation method provides a larger wetted area to cover a larger section of the plant root zone. By adjusting watering time, the right amount of water can then be applied evenly to all the plants.
How much time to water: Turn the water on for 5 to 10 minutes, and check the system. If you need less or more water adjust the time on the irrigation controller. The goal is that all the containers, boxes and potted plants regardless of size will drain at the same time. Program the irrigation controller for about 2 to 4 minutes less than the time it took you to test the system. Run the system every one or two days, depending on your location and the soil type. After a week or two check the pots, soil, the health of the plants, and adjust the irrigation time, as needed.
|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|
|1||C001||DIG Corporation 3/4" Hose End Battery Timer|
|25||D005||Supertif .5 GPH Pressure Compensating Button Drip Emitter, Color Brown|
|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||S040||5” Heavy Duty Hold Down Plastic Stake for 1/4” Drip Line|
|25||SF001||1/4" Barbed Connector, Long|
|1||SF007||Goof Plugs, Strip of 10|
|1||T003||DIG Corporation Drip Tubing, 100’,1/2" coil with .700 OD|
|1||T009||50’, 1/4" Vinyl Black Micro Tubing|
|1||T051||100’, 9” Spacing, 1/4” .52 GPH Drip Line, color black|
|KIT K100 contains a total of 127 pcs. for $98.24|
|DIG Corporation 3/4" Hose End Battery Timer||C001||Discontinued|