Great little how-to…I did some research on drip irrigation systems and was impressed to find the cost and features of this technology has really come along. You don’t need to know much about hardware or plumbing, nor do you have to dig any trenches. While older systems were prone to clogging these new systems are really flexible, pretty much leak-proof, and go together like a box of legos. Link.
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Nice article, and it persuaded me to get the stuff and set it up. The system I got, which is the same as the one illustrated, was kinda pricey though … over a dollar for each little drip head for example so my back & front yard ended up at about $500. And getting the connectors set properly in the holes is tendinitis for sure. But the end result has been working great. My advice from this experience is to use the dripheads not the sprayers. It means watering won’t be as likely to induce fungal blights and cankers, you’ll lose much less water through evaporation, and it’s silent, as opposed to the little spinheads that make quite a mosquito-like racket. And although the dripheads are more expensive than sprayers for some strange reason, you don’t have to invest in the spikes needed to hold the sprayheads upright.