Effective slope irrigation is a mixture of good upfront planning, proper installation, and a solid maintenance technique. If all three are done properly, many emotional, financial, and physical problems can be avoided—and a healthy, aesthetically pleasing slope planting will be the result.
Because many slopes are planted with ground cover instead of turf, consider installing an efficient controlled release watering drip line to help eliminate runoff and encourage healthy root growth.
Parts & Materials List
A1-112 .95 gph 16 mm .640 OD Pressure Compensating Drip Line (100 ft.)
Rain Bird XCZLF100PRF Xerigation Low Flow Control Zone Kit (1 inch)
Rain Bird ARValveKit 3/4 in. Air Relief Valve Kit
Drip Irrigation Universal Fittings
Drip Irrigation Single Outlet Drip Emitters
ML-106 1/4 in. Black Non-PC Micro Drip Line (100 ft.)
Rain Bird TS025-W-CAP 1/4 in. Drip Tubing Stake with Cap
Rain Bird TDS-050-BEND 1/2 in. Galvanized Tie-Down Stake (20 Pack)
Rain Bird XM-Tool Drip Irrigation Tubing Tool
How to Install:
Assemble Control Zone Kit and connect to water source
Connect Easy Fit Adapter to Easy Fit Tee for connection to Control Zone Kit
Cut lengths of landscape drip line to build grid in planting area
Connect lengths of landscape drip line to Easy Fit Fittings to create grid, add Air Relief Valve Kit to the zone
Stake landscape drip line grid in place and flush for 2 minutes
Install planting material
Saves up to 70% water
Eliminates over spray and run-off
No runoff of fertilizers into ground water
Don’t add too many drip emitters as this can reduce the overall delivery capabilities of your system.