by Robert Kourik
Setting up a drip irrigation system can be a daunting prospect for the home gardener. Written in a clear, no-nonsense style that makes the subject approachable, this book covers everything you need to know to plan an efficient, yield-boosting, water-conserving system in any climate zone. It provides step-by-step advice on how to irrigate container plants, flower borders, vegetable beds, shrubs, trees and ground covers.
All common components, such as backflow preventers, filters, pressure regulators, emitters, hoses, fittings and timers are not only clearly illustrated and identified, but the book also explains how to choose and arrange the components for best results. It includes tips on how to expand and hide your system, how to calculate evapotranspiration rates to determine how long to irrigate various plants, how to maintain and winterize your system, and how to store parts.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 181 pages, 2009.