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What you need:
  • Drip irrigation kit
  • Knife
  • Metal drip line stakes
Drip irrigation kits can be found at most garden centers and hardware stores. These kits generally include everything you will need to set up a low maintenance watering system.
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Lay out all of the parts you will need. Knowing the exact route the tubing will follow in your garden will save you time in the long run. The number of drip lines to use depends on the size of your beds. A single drip line running down the center of a 3' bed or a traditional narrow row is sufficient. For a 4' wide bed, run two drip lines with 2' of space between them.
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Start at your water source and unroll the main line. This line will run the entire length of one side of the bed. The drip lines are attached to the main line using T and elbow connectors. Cut the main line where you wish to attach a T connector.
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Attach the T-connector to the main line. Next insert the drip tubing into the T connector. Repeat this process until all of the connectors are attached.
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Attach the drip line and the main line together using a T connector.
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Before you cap the ends of the drip lines, flush the system with water.
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Install caps on the ends of the drip lines and the project is finished.