Follow the steps below to plan your Raindrip System and determine the parts you will need for installation. If you are not yet familiar with what a drip irrigation system looks like, please review Anatomy of a Drip System.
Step 1: Start with the water source.
|Plants with similar watering needs (like these container plants) should be grouped together.
Identify your water source (faucet or valve). When hooking up your Raindrip System to your water source, there are a variety of combinations possible, but most commonly used are what we call the basic setup and the setup with timer.
- The basic setup is composed of an anti-syphon, pressure regulator, and ½” hose thread swivel adapter.
- The setup with timer is composed of an anti-syphon, swivel coupling, filter, pressure regulator, and timer (in single of dual station).
Step 2: Graph out your system.
To determine what parts you’ll need for the rest of your system, plan out your landscape on the graph paper provided below. Use the Landscape Planning Guide as a reference when grouping your plants:
By sketching your system you should be able to estimate how many feet will be required for the mainline and feeder tubing, and if you’ll need any end caps.
Step 3: Select Your Watering Devices
The final step of planning is to determine which watering devices are best for each plant group – you can do this by utilizing our reference guides below.
For this step, you’ll need to know which category your soil falls into: “Normal to Heavy” or “Loose/Sandy”.
After this you should have a list of the parts you’ll need for each plant zone.
Additional Items and Considerations:
Additional items you may need depending on the design layout include connectors, stakes, and a hole punch.
When you’re ready to begin installation, go to Installation Prep for Your Raindrip System