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Sprinklers & Drip Systems: The Right System For Your Yard, Step-by-step Sprinkler Installation, Building Effective Drip Systems

Take the mystery out of installing a watering system with this new edition of Sprinklers & Drip Systems. Visual guides and garden plans help you select, install, and maintain the right system—or systems—for your landscaping needs. Color photos assist in identifying the correct components when shopping for a particular sprinkler or drip system. You’ll save time, money, and conserve water by employing the book’s planning recommendations and installation instructions. Features: * Excellent reference volume whether self-installing or hiring contractors * Visual guides take the guesswork out of selecting the right sprinkler and drip system components * Step-by-step photos and instructions for planning and installation, plus information on maintenance and repairs * Showcases five different gardens to illustrate how particular systems address special landscaping needs

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Oxmoor House; 2 edition (January 1, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0376038403

ISBN-13: 978-0376038401

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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I have recently decided to equip my front and back gardens with drip irrigation, and was seeking some high-quality advice on the use of different types of emitters and sprinklers, as well as some saavy tips on setting up a system. What I got was a minimal discussion of the most basic aspects of drip irrigation. More space was spent on sprinkler systems (I should have guessed from the title). There was really nothing in here that I could not easily figure out myself.It could be useful to someone who is absolutely clueless about drip irrigation.I have said it before, and I find myself saying it again: Sunset Books have gone downhill. The new editions of their books are redone with scads of garden photographs. Gone are the highly instructional illustrations that used to characterize their books. If I can get previous editions of their books, I will do that. Unfortunately, drip technology is so recent that there really is no previous book by Sunset that covers it.I doubt if I will ever order a Sunset book online again, but only from a store where I can look through it beforehand.

I'm currently in a college class about landscape irrigation and have no prior experience with any type of sprinkler system. At 7 weeks into an 11 week term I've finally decided the instructor knows absolutely nothing about irrigation either as all we do in class is draw circles on graph paper with no explanations given as to the rhyme or reason of installation and use. In an act of desperation I ran to the library and picked up every irrigation book I could find and fortunately for me this was one of them. I realize the previous reviewer claimed that this book only provides basic information but for me that's exactly what I needed and it's been a huge help. Finally, I understand the various components that make up a sprinkler system, the termonology I wasn't quite sure about (from reading other inferior books) and the benefits/drawbacks of both sprinkler and drip systems. I wish I could have gotten away with just buying and reading this book instead of spending hundreds of dollars and enduring four hours a week for eleven weeks in a worthless class.

Well written. Does a good job of explaining the differences between drip systems and sprinkler systems, the purpose of each, and the different heads/ emitters/ water application nozzles that are available and how they are to be used.

There is not enough information about drip irrigation systems. Coming from Sunset, I would have thought there would be dominating information about water conserving systems. Generally this really is a book about varying degrees of elaborate sprinkling systems. More often these require very industrious individuals and usually technical assistance. They also can have significant maintenance problems. Advice from your local nursery may be more useful even for lawns and definitely useful for almost all other plantings. My problem is that they take the fun out of watering those special garden areas that provide you with a zen experience. Garden Watering A Zen ExperienceMatt Cohen

One could NOT install a drip system from this elementary book

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