FertiGator takes advantage of
technology called fertigation that has been used extensively by golf
courses, agriculture and athletic facilities. FertiGator injects liquid
fertilizer into the mainline of an in-ground sprinkler system and provides
coverage of nutrient-bearing water over all the areas the sprinkler system
A homeowner buys a bucket of
fertilizer and stores it in the garage.
Then, he or she puts it in the (sprinkler system) tube.
When that bucket is empty, they simply buy another bucket.
It's that easy to use.
is very simple:
Cut the water mainline of the
sprinkler system after the backflow prevention device to allow you to
install a tee called the Injector Mounting Tee (MT).
Install the MT tee in the
Bury two 18 gage wires a few inches
deep from the location of the sprinkler system timer to the FertiGator
injector, which you must mount on the Injector Mounting Tee (MT) tee.
You can place the fertilizer in the
valve box or behind or under a landscape element for easy accessibility by
a landscape contractor, or it can be located in the garage, or storage
shed, or the new FertiGator Outdoor Enclosure (K-501). Run the 1/4" polyethylene tubing from the injector to the place
where the fertilizer will be located.
Mount the FertiGator controller next
to your sprinkler system controller.
Connect 18 gage wires from each zone
valve terminal on your sprinkler timer to the corresponding numbered screw
terminal on the FertiGator controller. Zone 1 on the timer to 1 on the
controller, zone 2 to 2, etc. Connect a wire from the sprinkler system
timer common terminal to the common terminal on the FertiGator controller.
Connect the two wires that you ran
from the FertiGator injector to the 2 "Output" screws on the
Plug it in and set the FertiGator to
inject the amount of fertilizer you want to apply to your yard.