Getting started with Mister Landscaper is easy to do whether you choose drip irrigation, micro sprays, or a combination of the two. All you need is an outdoor water faucet and a little bit of time—typically less than an hour. That said, there are differences between drip irrigation and micro sprays that one should be aware of to design the very best system possible. Below are list of advantages and potential disadvantages to each.
Clearly, there are some applications where one type is more suitable than the other. But, there are a number of applications where either is perfectly acceptable. At the end of the day, it’s all about creativity. Know and understand the benefits of each micro spray and dripper and design a system that works for you and your garden or landscape.
With micro sprays, one of the big advantages is coverage. With a single starter kit (MLK-81)
you can cover up to 250 square feet! But within that coverage there is a lot of flexibility, especially in the way of spray pattern selection. Some of the micro sprays are great for large and small area general purpose watering. But there are several micro sprays designed with specific purposes in mind (Fig. A).
Note the various options and their potential uses.
Drippers tend to be a bit more specialized. Use them in places where a micro spray may be overkill or where you prefer a lower profile. Mister Landscaper Add-A-Drippers (MLD-AAD)
are perfect for creating tree rings (Fig. B). Adjustable dripper stakes (MLD-STA)
are excellent for potted plants of all sizes (Fig. C). PC (pressure compensating) drippers (MLD-.5PC, MLD-PC1, MLD-2PC)
are great for hanging baskets and general use (Fig. D). And drip tubing works well in row gardens (Fig. E).
Whatever the situation, Mister Landscaper has a solution. And help is always just a phone call or email away (863-439-3200, Email Mister Landscaper