Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:53 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Today at 8:51 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/10/2013, 1:03 pm

I've been told that my automated sprinkler system has a leak and that I need to replace the entire kit and kaboodle, at a cost of around $3,500.

Of course, I'll seek at least a second opinion.

In the meantime, however, I'd appreciate any comments about overhead watering and SFG. Last summer, I had no problems whatsoever with the daily heavy watering, which I attribute to our long, warm days and lack of humidity.

Nevertheless, I'd like input about the feasibility/necessity of isolating my beds from the remainder of the sprinkler system.

Thanks in advance!
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2175
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  Turan on 5/10/2013, 1:18 pm

I have run sprinklers over my gardens since forever, as did my dad, as does the living history museum here. None of us have seen problems with it. Some times it is the best way to get a good soaking of a seed bed especially. My only concerns are that it makes slug habitat on the path edges and I am on a well and this looks like a dry summer coming.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2312
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  HiDesert on 5/19/2013, 2:32 pm

Seeing if my weather sticker works
avatar
HiDesert

Male Posts : 21
Join date : 2013-04-29
Location : Victorville, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  camprn on 5/19/2013, 2:35 pm

@HiDesert wrote:Seeing if my weather sticker works
I see it!

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  llama momma on 5/19/2013, 3:19 pm

It rains from above Smile so I'm not convinced overhead watering is an issue unless it's done every single day and keeps the area in constant high humidity encouraging fungal growth. Now I'll talk out of the other side of my mouth Wink -- I choose to water the soil medium instead as a precaution. Ohio weather supports a vast array of fungal growth by the way. A master gardener instructor confirmed this in class the other day.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  RoOsTeR on 5/19/2013, 3:41 pm

I'll be the one curious enough to ask why a leak would mean that the whole system needs to be replaced.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  artisticfoodie on 5/19/2013, 5:09 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:I'll be the one curious enough to ask why a leak would mean that the whole system needs to be replaced.

+1
avatar
artisticfoodie

Male Posts : 64
Join date : 2013-05-04
Age : 54
Location : North Texas, Zone 7B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/19/2013, 10:04 pm

They haven't been able to find the leak, so they think they need to dig everything up. Not to say that the old system was efficient or installed properly. The former owner, according to my neighbors, was an incompetent do-it-yourselfer.

However, I did some of my own detective work.

When my landscape maintenance man came out to shut down the irrigation system for the winter, I had him transplant a shrub from the front yard to the back.

Interestingly, there is now (after an attempt to turn on the irrigation system) a 23"-deep hole behind said plant. As a control, I stuck a spiral stake around the shrub, and couldn't easily push it past 6"-8". Therefore, I speculate that he cut an irrigation line during the transplant.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2175
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  Chopper on 6/4/2013, 1:25 am

The worst thing I experienced in overhead watering was hard water stains. Otherwise no worries. I did time the watering for early morning to avoid having wet plants overnight.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Sp[inkler Systems and SFG

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum