Micro Irrigation or Drip Irrigation: What to Choose?

Micro Spray benefits: See the spray pattern, easy to maintain, pre-assembled stakes, easy to install. Just snap a hole into 1/2" Poly, insert Flow Controller, thread in mister spray pattern of choice.  Use on all types of soil - and water just about any plant or tree you can think of. Very low water use of 10gph with great coverage of root zone.

Dripper benefits:  Better for clay soil types, very slow watering, hidden in most landscapes, no wind deflection.
(Little more effort to install, not pre-assembled, need to install several to cover the root zone.)

Using soil type to help in choosing Drip or Micro Sprinklers to water plants, shrubs, trees,  landscapes and gardens.  Use this checklist below to help you decide which to use for these soil types:

Easy jar test to find your soil type:
1. Fill a large jar 1/2 with soil, then fill rest with clean water.
2. Shake well, then let sit 24 hours or so. Take look at what type of soil you have.

 **General suggestion.  For best watering duration cycle information, contact local county extension agents.


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