I'm talking about the misting system for watering my main rose garden. And except for the five trips, it was simple.
Why did it take five trips? Well, I started with the starter kit, which I recommend. (I used the Mister Landscaper system.) Working with the starter kit should have given me an idea of how much more tubing I needed (even though additional tubing actually took two trips). Another trip was for more emitters. One more trip for the misters (which were not included with the emitters!), and another trip was for miscellaneous parts and pieces: elbows, T's, end caps, goof plugs - that sort of stuff.
The starter kit has a DVD, which makes it look so easy that the model had gold bracelets dangling from each wrist! Isn't it funny how models can always put together things in formal attire? The starter kit also includes the faucet connector and the pressure regulator.
|This mister will spray in a specific pattern.|
If I were to do this again, I would take a look at the misters first. They each spray a different way (360 degrees, 180, 90, etc.) and they also have different spray widths (about 4 ft to almost a 14 ft diameter). There's even a mister designed to spray down so your roses don't get their leaves wet! If I had designed my system based upon the spray pattern, I would have laid it out completely differently, and it would probably look a bit more professional.
|Read the fine print - misters are not included with emitters!|
See the black valve close to the bottom of the picture? It can be turned for more or less water pressure.
The steps are simple. Attach the faucet connector and pressure regulator, then attach the tubing with a push and a turn with their special connectors.
The emitters are connected easily by poking a hole with the orange tool close to where you want the emitter, and then pushing in the purple part to the tubing. The orange tool is included in the starter kit, and the tubing is easily cut with regular scissors. If you mess up, don't worry - they have plugs for goofs.
|Yes, I used a couple of these!|
After connecting the tubing, attaching the emitters, putting on the misters, and turning the valves to 'on' (the valves are located halfway down the emitter), your system should be complete!
I like this system. It was easy for me to install (though I didn't wear gold bracelets), and although I didn't plan out the design first (thus the five trips), I would put in this system in other areas of my garden. Hopefully it won't take five trips next time!
|These misters spray in a line, perfect for this hedge.|
Thanks, Sherry, for bragging about your misting system. It's because of you I took the plunge to put this type of system in my garden. And I'm glad I did!