First of all, thanks to the Timm family for donating their time, energy and parts to our garden.
It was an interesting adventure finding out what water lines were there and which were in use or which were old.
There was a lot of digging and searching going on. They found one line that went nowhere and determined it wasn’t being used and there were other places where they knew there had to be heads but couldn’t find them. They found some of them buried about six inches down. Eventually they found the lines and heads that were working. One huge pipe was busted and should have been working so that was repaired and new rotor heads were installed.
It was decided to not use drip line because there are lots of squirrels that would chew them so all of our lines are buried. Water efficient heads were installed but the water savings really come with the type of plants we use. For the first couple of years the plants will need a little more water to get established and then after that won’t need as much watering.
Water usage will be monitored for the next two years to see how much water is needed and will be adjusted accordingly.
For some different types of irrigation and uses and water saving tips check out these links: