Micro Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit

Part #MLK-81
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Made in the USA
$46.73 (USD)
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Micro-spray starter landscaper kit to water up to 250-sq ft of landscapes, gardens, shrubs, trees and more

Kit includes a product guide showing the benefits and uses of a Mister Landscaper low-volume irrigation system with 1 50-ft roll of 1/2-in Poly Tubing (MLT-71),5 Green Landscape Stake Assemblies (MLS-211) with our 3-in-1 spray misters (MLM-404), 6 additional misters (MLM-236, MLM-15, MLM-05, MLM-44, MLM-04, MLM-03B),1 1/2-in Poly Faucet Coupling (MLF-33), 1 1/2-in Poly Tee Fitting (MLF-34), 2 1/2-in Poly End Crimpers (MLA-50), 1 Hole Punch Tool (MLA-51) and 4 Goof Plugs (MLA-51G) that are needed to hook this system up



When installing any irrgation system it is important to be aware of manufacturer recommendations and potential system limitations. Please be aware of the following:

The timer (MLWT-TIMER or MLWT-EGG) must always be the first thing attached to the faucet, then the backflow prevention valve (MLF-31),pressure regulator (MLD-25PR or MLA-58),filter (MLFF-41), and then the poly faucet hose fitting (MLF-33)



Run up to 300-ft of our 1/2-in Poly Tubing installing up to 50 of our Micro Spray Stake Assemblies (MLS-211, MLS-BLA, or MLS-TAN) or Mister Risers (MLS-231) off one faucet

Run up to 300-ft of our 1/2-in Poly Tubing installing up to 30 of our Micro Spray Stake Assemblies  (MLS-211, MLS-BLA, or MLS-TAN) & less than 10 drippers off one faucet. If you want to run more than 10 drippers and have 30 micro sprays stake assemblies installed then replace each 10 GPH micro spray spray stake assembly with either 20 .5 GPH drippers (MLD-.5PC), 10 1 GPH drippers (MLD-PC1) or 5 2 GPH drippers (MLD-2PC)

Attach up to 6 of our Micro Spray Kits per single faucet


Minimum operating pressure for Timer: 15 PSI

Maximum operating pressure for Timer: 50 PSI







Common Question
How To
How To Get Started
Click the links below to find out how easy it is to get started with Mister Landscaper.
It’s So Simple
It’s easy to see why switching from high-volume irrigation to low-volume irrigation makes sense. But what makes Mister Landscaper the best choice? Here’s just a partial list of what makes us stand out from the crowd, and why getting started with micro spray and drip irrigation couldn’t be easier.
Mister Landscaper low-volume irrigation uses up to 80% less water than traditional irrigation!
Connects to any outdoor faucet
Up to 50 landscape stake assemblies can be run from a single outdoor faucet.
Requires no gluing
Fittings are easy to assemble and seal without any priming or gluing.
Requires no digging
The 1/2-in poly tubing is made to withstand the elements. Leave the tubing on top or cover it with mulch.
Installation is fast
Most kits can be installed in under 30 minutes.
Flexible and expandable
Add on to your system as your landscaping grows. Redesign and reconfigure as your needs change.
Parts are reusable
1/2-in poly locking collar fittings are all removable and reusable.
Commercial-grade materials
Mister Landscaper parts are made of commercial-grade materials that will last in all climates, through all seasons.
Success and experience
For more than 30 years our products have been performing successfully in the field, residentially and commercially.
Drip Irrigation or Micro Sprays
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 the lists of advantages and potential disadvantages to each.
Drip Irrigation Pros
  • Drippers tend to have a lower profile compared to micro sprays. They are not as conspicuous in the landscaping.
  • On average, a dripper uses only 1-2 gallons of water per hour. That is less than a micro spray.
  • Drippers can be used where some micro sprays cannot, as in the case of smaller potted plants and hanging baskets.
  • Drippers can be more efficient at watering individual plants.
Drip Irrigation Cons
  • Because by design drippers emit such a small amount of water, it can be difficult to see or know when a dripper is clogged. In some cases a plant may go into wilt or die before a problem is detected.
  • Drippers are not as easily unclogged as micro sprays.
  • Because they emit less water, an increased number of drippers are potentially needed to cover the same amount of area as a single micro spray. This could lead to increased installation time and cost.
Micro Spray Irrigation Pros
  • Micro sprays are significantly more adjustable than drippers, from size and shape of spray pattern to gallons per hour used.
  • A single micro spray can easily cover multiple plants, while a dripper is much more limited in scope.
  • Because micro spray patterns are clearly visible, detecting a clog or a problem with the line is much easier.
  • Clogged micro sprays and flow controllers are easily cleaned for simple, hassle-free maintenance.
  • Micro sprays can cool plants and efficiently water them at the same time.
Micro Spray Irrigation Cons
  • Micro sprays have a larger profile and may be more visible in the landscape.
  • Micro sprays are not ideal for certain applications, like small potted plants and hanging baskets.
Soil Type Considerations
One thing to consider when choosing between drip irrigation and micro spray irrigation is soil type. Some soils are better suited for drippers, and some soils are better suited for micro sprays. Here is a simple jar test to help determine your soil type. Begin by taking a soil sample from the area you wish to irrigate. Take that dirt and fill a glass jar approximately halfway (Fig. A). Now fill the jar the rest of the way with water (Fig. B). Finally, place the lid and shake the jar well (Fig. C).
Now let the jar rest for 24 hours. Once the soil settles, the results can be classified in one of three ways: sand, loam, or clay. Use the chart below (Fig. D) to help determine your soil type and which kind of irrigation might be best for your situation. Note: Contact your local county extension agency for best watering practices in your area.
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.
Micro Sprays
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. E).
Note the various options and their potential uses.
Diameter: Up to 12-ft
Large Full-Circle Spinner
Ideal for general purpose watering in large open areas.
Diameter: Up to 6-ft
320º Fan Spray
Suitable for general purpose watering in small areas.
Radius: Up to 5-ft
End Strip Spray
Used in small confined areas or to limit overspray in adjoining spaces.
Diameter: Up to 7-ft
Small Full-Circle Spinner
Ideal for general purpose watering in more compact areas.
Radius: Up to 5-ft
180º Half-Circle Spray
General purpose. Idealy used near the edges of landscapes and gardens.
Radius: Up to 5-ft
Center Strip Spray
Highly directional. Perfect for long, narrow areas of landscaping.
Diameter: Up to 16-ft
360º Stream Flat Spray
Large spray pattern is great for broad, open areas.
Radius: Up to 5-ft
165º Half-Circle Spray
Half-circle spray keeps water off siding and side walks.
Diameter: Up to 6-ft
360º Stream Down Spray
Ideal for rose gardens. Keeps water off foliage and petals.
Radius: Up to 5-ft
90° Quarter Circle Spray
Ideal for use in tight interior 90º corners.
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. F). Adjustable dripper stakes (MLD-STA) are excellent for potted plants of all sizes (Fig. G). PC (pressure compensating) drippers (MLD-.5PC, MLD-PC1, MLD-2PC) are great for hanging baskets and general use (Fig. H). And drip tubing works well in row gardens (Fig. I).
Whatever your irrigation needs, Mister Landscaper is sure to have a solution. And help is always just a phone call or email away
(863-439-3200, Email Mister Landscaper).
Getting Started
By far, the easiest way to get started with Mister Landscaper is by installing a kit. Whether you have landscape flowers, patio plants, or a row garden, there is a kit to help you get going (MLK-INTRO). The Micro Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit, available with green stakes (MLK-81) or tan stakes (MLK-82T), covers up to 250 square feet of landscape and garden area (Fig. A). Your patio plants can benefit from micro spray or drip irrigation with one of the kits designed for potted plants: The Patio & Potted Plant Drip Watering Kit (MLK-PWK) or the Micro Spray Pot Stake Kit (MLK-POT) (Fig. B). And row gardens are easily irrigated utilizing the 1/4-in in-line drip tubing found in the Vegetable Garden Drip Kit (MLK-VEG) (Fig. C). But don’t stop there. Most kits are expandable, and they really are just the beginning!
Micro Sprinkler Beginner’s Kit
Micro Sprinkler Land scape & Shrub Kit
Micro Sprinkler Land scape & Shrub Kit (Tan)
Patio & Potted Plant Drip Irrigation Kit
Micro Spray Pot Stake Kit
Vegetable Garden Drip Kit
Starting From Scratch
Of course, if you are the adventurous type, here are the basics for getting started without a kit: Begin with a Backflow Valve (MLF-31) (Fig. D). Next install a 1/2-in Poly Faucet Fitting (MLF-33) for use with 1/2-in poly tubing (MLT-72) (Fig. E), or a 1/4-in Vinyl Faucet Adapter (MLA-FAS) for use with 1/4-in vinyl tubing (MLT-B30) (Fig. F). From there, use 1/2-in poly fittings (MLF-34, MLF-35, MLF-36) and/or 1/4-in vinyl fittings (MLT-ATE) to customize the layout of your system. Finally, end a 1/2-in poly line with an End Crimper (MLA-50) (Fig. E)
With 1/2-in poly tubing: Micro sprays, micro spray pot stakes (Fig. G), drippers, adjustable drippers, adjustable dripper stakes, and drip tubing can all be run (Fig. H).
With 1/4-in Vinyl tubing: Drippers, adjustable dripper stakes, drip tubing, and micro spray pot stakes can be run (Fig. I)
Regulators, Filters, and Timers
We highly recommend the use of our Pressure Regulator (MLD-25PR) and Faucet Filter (MLFF-41) when installing drip irrigation. And for automatic watering, we recommend our Electronic Mister Timer (MLWT-TIMER). Sometimes, when a number of accessories are used, the order of installation can be confusing. Here’s a quick guide to help: At any faucet, always begin with the timer (Fig. J). Next, install the backflow prevention valve (Fig. K). Then the pressure regulator is installed, followed by the filter (Fig. L). From there, installation is standard: Use either the 1/2-in Hose Fitting to connect 1/2-in poly tubing or the 1/4-in Faucet Fitting to connect 1/4-in vinyl tubing. For a printable guide, download the What Goes First PDF.
Connecting to PVC
If you currently have an underground PVC system and would like to use Mister Landscaper with that system, go to How to Retrofit a PVC System.
How to Retrofit a PVC System
Even if you have an existing high-volume PVC system in place, Mister Landscaper has made it easy to convert to low-volume irrigation. There are two basic ways to retrofit your system. Option one allows you to replace a single sprinkler head with a sprinkler converter. With this option, you are swapping one sprinkler for up to nine micro sprays or drippers. In option two, a single sprinkler head is replaced by a system converter. With this option, you are swapping one sprinkler for an entire micro spray or drip irrigation system. Here’s how it works:
Option One: Sprinkler Converters
Select the appropriate adapter—From one to four outlets (Fig. A)—and replace your existing high-volume irrigation head with drippers or micro sprays (Fig. B).
For up to nine outlets from a single PVC riser, use the MLA-RA9 (Fig. C). The MLA-RA9 has a built-in 25 PSI pressure regulator, and each outlet has its own shut-off valve. Unused outlets can also be capped if desired.
One of our unique adapters is the MLA-SPR1. The MLA-SPR1 actually works in conjunction with a high-volume sprinkler head. This adapter allows a single 1/4-in line to be run from a PVC riser where a high-volume sprinkler head is also being used (Fig. D).
Option Two: System Converters
Select the appropriate adapter. Replace the existing sprinkler head (Fig. E), then connect 1/2-in poly tubing (Fig. F) Now run micro sprays through your landscape or garden (Fig. G).
For drippers, we recommend adding a pressure regulator (MLD-25PR) and faucet filter (MLFF-41, MLFF-150). Retrofitting with these accessories requires a 1/2-in PVC to 3/4-in Hose Thread Adapter (MLA-P2HTE). Replace the existing sprinkler head (This may require a PVC threaded coupler)(Fig. H). Next, connect the pressure regulator and filter (Fig. I). Now connect a 1/2-in Poly Faucet Fitting and run 1/2-in Poly tubing and drippers through your landscape or garden (Fig. J).



Return Policy:

All items are covered by a money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with any of the Mister Landscaper products.

Warranty Information

Mister Landscaper, Inc., warrants, to the original purchaser only (this product) (all products listed in the "Catalog") shall be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of purchase. This limited warranty includes a warranty against deterioration from exposure to direct sunlight. Normal discoloration may occur under such circumstances, but will not affect the performance of the product during the warranty period. This warranty is void and shall not apply to any product that is misused or not maintained properly, nor to any product not manufactured by Mister Landscaper, Inc., even if used in conjunction with Mister Landscaper products. No seller, distributor, agent or other persons has the authority to waive, alter, expand or supplement the express provisions of this limited warranty.

Purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy hereunder shall be to return the defective product within the warranty period, along with satisfactory proof of purchase, (provide physical address, attn: Warranty Department). Upon confirmation by Mister Landscaper, Inc., that the product is defective and subject to this limited warranty, Mister Landscaper, Inc., as its option, shall repair or replace the product without additional charge to the purchaser.

There are no warranties that extend beyond the description on the face hereof, and Mister Landscaper, Inc., specifically disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Mister Landscaper, Inc., be liable for damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special indirect, incidental or consequential damages even if Mister Landscaper, Inc., has been advised of the possibilities of such. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you, the purchaser. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you, the purchaser, may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Product Review
Existing reviews
A Kit Worth Getting
This kit is excellent, it includes everything I needed to keep my plants alive and beautiful.  My roses have bloomed 6 times this year.
From: Lori | Date: 11/10/2014 8:02 AM
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4 years and great garden results
I purchased from lowes this kit along with some extra stakes and couplers.  I had to go back for more 1/2" line and connectors as I added points that I didn't  realize I needed Reason purchasing the kit was water flow was low for my house system.  Using the mist vs. sprinkler heads solved the problem.  I mow over the lines with no problem and at this time the original lines are now buried in the grass cuttings so they do not show.  winterizing is simple as you just open the end of line and let it drain.  Have not lost a line yet.  A lot less expensive than having a professional install in garden.  
From: Gary | Date: 6/13/2017 2:02 PM
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Great way to start..
I bought this kit over 8 years ago to use at our house, after seeing it at a couple of places while on vacation. Started out with the kit and then went back and bought one or two more plus some of the the other stakes and drippers.
It is so easy to use and set up and with the different coupling attachment I have been able to run to all my gardens, planter and trees..

I use old garden hose run along house or under the grass till I get to a spot where i want to use the poly line.

the only problem I had with the system was due to creators eating into the line during the winter to get to water. But that was easy fix with the coupling that you can buy..
From: Robert | Date: 5/16/2018 11:18 AM
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Fantastic Product and Easy to Use
Overall great product - easy to install and great for small garden or flowerbeds.  Add a autowater timer and bam you have a full service sprinkler system.
From: Brandon | Date: 6/15/2018 3:56 PM
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Micro Sprinkler Landscape & Shrub Kit and Timers
I purchased this kit many years ago and it still performs extremely well even after many freeze/thaw cycles here in Minnesota!!
Parts get stepped on or accidentally cut by garden tools and I have been very happy with the availability of spare parts!
In addition, I had a problem with the timer I had purchased and after calling customer support, it was replaced on the spot!!
My wife wants me to expand the system to other gardens!
Thanks Mister Landscaper!!
From: Don | Date: 6/15/2018 5:08 PM
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Microsprinkler landscape kit
I started with 2 of these at my old house a couple of years ago.  Once I moved the first thing I did was installed 2 (one in front and one in back) and have added 5 move since then to cover just about all of my beds.

Great product.  The one time I reached out for support I had an answer within a couple of hours.   Love these sprinklers.
From: David | Date: 6/29/2018 12:12 PM
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could not be happier with this kit
I discovered Mister Landscaper while browsing micro-irrigation kits on the Lowes website.  When I found out that all the products were made in the United States, I stopped searching.

This kit brings 5 large plastic stakes that are very easy to set up.  I bought the expansion kit as well  That brings an additional 8.  I set this up to water 4 raised garden beds.

Everything worked right out of the box.  no tweaking was necessary and all the added sprinkler heads and connections make this very versatile.

I'm happy that I bought this and happy that it worked as well as it does.  I'm VERY happy that it's made right here at home.
From: Alex | Date: 4/29/2019 7:47 AM
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