Watering Tips

Tips and tricks to help you install and use your Mister Landscaper Drip Irrigation or Micro Irrigation system.

Ever wondered how many micro sprinklers or drippers can be run from a single faucet? Or maybe you want to know how many drippers can be added to a line of micro sprinklers. All this info and more can be found here: Maximum Runs

Turn on the water before installing your Stake Assemblies or Drippers. Allow a gentle flow of water through your system to allow any debris to wash out before ending your system. This will help prevent clogging the emitters.

To make rolling out your 1/2-in Poly Tubing even easier, hook the tubing up to a faucet as the directions instruct and put the end fitting on the end of the line, closing off the water. The tubing will fill up with water, making it heavier and easier to unroll. Another tip is to sit the coil of 1/2-in Poly Tubing in the sun for 20 minutes. This will also help make rolling it out easier. The last tip is after attaching the tubing to the faucet, place a 1/2-in Support Stake (MLA-57) every 6 to 8-ft by snapping it onto the 1/2-in Poly, then push it into the ground to securely hold the tubing while you continue to unroll the coil through your landscapes.

To make the installation easier for any of our 1/2-in Poly Locking Collar Fittings, first put a dab of olive oil onto a paper towel or tissue. Next, wipe the olive oil inside of the hole of the 1/2-in Poly tubing. This will make pushing the end of the 1/2-in Poly Tubing onto the built in O-ring of the fitting very easy!

To make the installation of any of the 1/4-in Couplers, Tees, Elbows, Drippers, Goof Plugs, or 1/4-in Valves into 1/4-in Vinyl Tubing or 1/4-in PE even easier, just dip the end of the Vinyl or PE into a cup of very warm water until the Vinyl is warm. Or if you can use the Installation Tool (MLA-TOOL), it can be used as leverage to push the Vinyl tubing onto the 1/4-in Barbs. This is especially helpful if you have arthritis or weakened hand strength. Or a dab of cooking oil on a paper towel, rub the outside of the adapter and slide tubing on.

Use a pressure regulator (MLA-58 or MLD-25PR) if your water pressure is too high. This will help prevent the Stake Assemblies, Drippers, and 1/4-in Fittings from blowing out of the 1/4-in Vinyl Tubing or 1/2-in Poly Tubing.

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Adding a timer (MLWT-1ZONE) to your Micro Sprinkler or Drip Irrigation System will allow you to have the peace of mind when traveling, going on vacations, or just too busy to turn it on.

During winter months, remove your timer, pressure regulator and backflow and store it inside. This will keep the mechanical parts from freezing and breaking.

You can leave your system out year-round! To winterize your system, undo the end fitting and allow water to drain out. It does not have to be completely empty of water.