Sprinklers and Watering Systems

Overview

• Practical advice for planning watering zones appropriate to climates and landscape varieties.

• Tips for successful do-it-yourself installation or for planning a system with a professional.

• Complete how-to for installing sprinkler equipment from a variety of manufacturers.

• Illustrated step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and do-it-yourself hints.

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Overview

• Practical advice for planning watering zones appropriate to climates and landscape varieties.

• Tips for successful do-it-yourself installation or for planning a system with a professional.

• Complete how-to for installing sprinkler equipment from a variety of manufacturers.

• Illustrated step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and do-it-yourself hints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780696221491
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/11/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 662,120
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding irrigation 4
The water cycle 6
The plant-water-soil relationship 10
What is irrigation? 13
Water conservation 16
Irrigation's role 20
Microclimates in your yard 28
Understanding evapotranspiration 32
Understanding soil 34
Is irrigation right for you? 39
Chapter 2 Planning your system 42
Planning your system digest 44
Professional versus DIY 46
Planning aids 47
Understanding irrigation systems 48
Water sources 52
Pumps and master valves 55
Measuring and mapping 56
Irrigation components 64
Irrigation plumbing 84
Drawing the plan 87
Special situations 94
Planning for cold weather 98
Chapter 3 Installing your system 100
Installing your system digest 102
Materials and tools 104
Trenching the yard 106
Plumbing considerations 107
Laying out your system 110
Water hookups 112
Installing valves 114
Laying the pipes 124
Installing sprinklers 126
Installing drip and micro-irrigation 130
Timer installation 140
Finishing up 142
Chapter 4 Using your system 148
Using your system digest 150
Scheduling 152
Watering suggestions 164
Maintenance 168
Troubleshooting and repair 172
Troubleshooting digest 174
Servicing components 176
Troubleshooting 181
Credits 186
Index 187
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