Garden Sprinkler (need ideas) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

In order to water my garden I have to run a hose at least 150 feet, and this is well water, not on city pressure. So as the pressure in the tank varies, so does the pattern of my sprinkler. This spring I found a "low pressure" sprinkler and it works great, you can hardely tell when the tank is at it lowest. Which brings me to my question? Several years ago I bought and tried a device that you placed between your spigot and the hose. It had a small tube that went into a contanier (any size) and "it" was to "pick up" the liquid in the contanier and carry thru the hose to your garden sprinkler, ie. liquid fertilizar. Since I did not have enough pump pressure the device would not work for me, then last year I tried a simaliar rig that Sears was selling, again not enough pump pressure to "pull" up the liquid. So does anyone know of a device like I have described that can work on a low pressure system? Or any ideas to make a high pressure one work? I have tried reducing the hose size, and that did not help. Have you ever seen such a device in a garden catolog? Any help will be appreiciated. thanks ddt

-- ddt (, June 18, 2001


Can't help you, but where did you find your low pressure sprinkler? I have the same problem here at my place.

-- Elizabeth (, June 18, 2001.

Put the liquid fertilizer in a pail on a chair... run a line from the bottom of the pail to a "T" in the garden hose... you may need a flow control and a "one way" valve. Instead of sucking it out of the pail... let gravity do the work.


-- Max (, June 18, 2001.

People still use sprinklers? There kinda, an antique idea around here. 1.Sprinklers waste water by spraying it every where, even on the weeds. 2. Sprinklers waste water by making a mist that evaporates quickly and is carried away by the wind. 3.Sprinklers throw water on the middles where it is not needed therefore using 1000 gallons when 50 would do. 4. Any disease on plant leaves is spread by sprinkled water. 5.Sprinklers consume time to tend to them, turn them on, turn them off, drag a hose around, get sand and mud on every thing.

The answer is drip strips and mulch; drip strips last for years, operate on low pressure, put the water only where you need it, can deliver fertilizer and for the low introductory priceof just.....

No, I am not a drip strip salesman, I am in a state that is running out of water (Florida) and we are changing practices here.

-- mitch hearn (, June 19, 2001.

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