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Old 05-19-2019, 04:50 AM
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Summer-like weather tomorrow.
Same her yesterday and today.

My tomatoes planted on Wednesday have grown about 6 inches in 3 days.
 
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Summer yesterday. Today, mid spring weather. Talk about your rollercoaster weather playing out.

Got all our annual flower baskets hung, water irrigation set up but it needs a little maintenance (a couple of hose leaks here and there). Got all the herbs planted, and grass finally cut and trimmed. My back is aching today.

One exterior water spigot is leaking out of the stem. There are two holes on the stem in in which water comes out when under pressure or when flowing. I've finished the basement ceiling with drywall too.

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Got all our annual flower baskets hung, water irrigation set up but it needs a little maintenance (a couple of hose leaks here and there). (
What type of irrigation system do you use? I need some info from someone who isn't trying to sell me something.

I gotta mow today. I put in off because of the junk sale.
 
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:32 PM
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My system is not anywhere near professional. I've got two irrigation unit timers (Melnor), set up in two different areas of the property that each have two "zones" per unit. I use them with soaker hoses on one zone for the flowers beds that need at least 30 minutes of soaking. And I use the other zone on each unit to manage planters and hanging baskets with small width plastic hoses and direct spray heads.

Full sun flower beds get watered once per day. Shade gardens once every 2-3 days. Hanging baskets and planters get watered twice per day. The planters and baskets get 3 minutes twice per day - not a big deal of water.

For the grass, I just manually water it as needed because once you consider managing the turf along with everything else, you'd need something more sophisticated, with more zones and more programming functionality along with moisture sensors etc. Once you get to that level of irrigation, you might as well go for at least entry level commercial products.

I have ordered a couple of moisture sensors that will plug into the units so they can negate watering if the soil is wet, rather than me turning off the water to both spigots from the basement.

That all said, I'm just about one step away from getting quotes for a complete irrigation system. They can be very expensive, but IMO, I think they're worth it - especially if you're like us and spend thousands of dollars on trees, shrubs and perennials, along with hundreds of hours installing and nurturing them all too.
 
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Note: Right now, I'm only watering the baskets and planters at most, once per day if it's sunny.
 
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