Tree Drip Irrigation Kit Buying Guide
About Drip Depot Tree Drip Kits:
The latest tree kits from Drip Depot make installing a professional drip irrigation system easy and hassle free. With easy connection to any standard faucet or garden hose, our comprehensive kits come complete with everything you need for a fast, professional installation.
The reason our tree kits are so effective is that we utilize a smaller diameter drip line, ¼” as opposed to 1/2”, to create a tree watering ring which targets the root zone area. This ensures that the water is absorbed directly into the roots and not wasted anywhere else.
The smaller drip line is also:
- Easier to Work With
- Can Be Used to Create Smaller Rings
- Can Be Used With a Gravity Feed System
The following useful guide was written to help you choose the right kit for you. It will show you how to design your own drip irrigation system, gather the necessary parts and information and it will show you which kit to choose to suit your particular tree watering needs.
Step 1: Gather Information
To help ensure that you gather all the critical information needed to successfully choose and install a container drip irrigation kit we created a list of questions below that will act as an information gathering guide.
Questions to Answer:
1. How many trees do you intend to water?
Our tree kits are designed with enough material to create tree rings for a preset number of trees. Knowing the number of trees you wish to water will greatly help in choosing the right kit.
2. How far away is your last tree from your water source?
This is helpful in determining how much mainline tubing you will need.
3. Are your trees and water source in a straight line?
Our tree kits are designed to water trees in straight rows that are also in-line with their water source. So if you need to make any 90 degree turns with your mainline tubing or tee the mainline into 2 rows of trees make note as you will need to add any tees or elbows to the tree kit that you choose. A good place to keep track of turns and splits is on a sketch of your project area.
4. How large of tree rings do you wish to place around each tree?
Each kit comes with enough 1⁄4” dripline to create tree rings that are 1-1/2 ft. in diameter per tree for the given number of recommend trees to water per kit. For example our basic tree kit includes 50 ft. of 1⁄4” drip line and will water up to 10 trees. If you plan to water 10 trees using our basic tree kit then the max diameter for each tree ring would be 1-1/2 ft. If you need larger rings then you may need to add more 1⁄4” drip line to your kit selection.
Step 2: Creating a sketch
Once you have answered the questions in Step 1 we recommend creating a sketch of your project area. We have found that a sketch helps to visualize the area and ensures that you have not overlooked any detail, which may result in not ordering enough parts or incorrect parts the first time. We have enclosed a sample sketch of a project to show the details that you want to provide in your sketch.
Step 3: Using your information to choose the right kit
Now that you have gathered your information and created a sketch of your project area it is time to use that information to choose the best tree kit for you. Below is a chart that lists the quantities of important items in each of our tree kits. Start in column 1 and work your way to the right by choosing the quantity that best matches your results. When you have finished with each column look to find the kit that best matches your needs.
Remember, every part we sell is available individually so if you find a kit that is closest to your project requirements, choose it and add the parts you need.
|Suggested # of trees to water||Mainline tubing type||Mainline amount||Amount of 1/4” tubing||Max ring|
|Kit name/ Item #|
|10||1/2”||50 ft||50 ft||5 ft||Basic/166|
|20||1/2”||100 ft||100 ft||5 ft||Standard/167|
|40||1/2”||200 ft||200 ft||5 ft||Deluxe/168|
|60||1/2”||500 ft||300 ft||5 ft||Premium/169|
|100||3/4”||250 ft||400 ft||4 ft||Ultimate/170|
No kit fits your design needs exactly?
Let’s say that you have accomplished the above steps and you still don’t find a kit to suit your needs. We can help! Just use the Drip Depot exclusive “Customize this drip irrigation kit" feature.
To start: choose a tree kit that is close to your design needs. This will become the template for your customized kit. Once on the item page of a kit, next to the "add" button you'll see the "customize" button. Click on the link to begin customizing your kit. Below is a short video (1:30) that will walk you through how to customize any of our drip irrigation kits.
Although installing your own professional drip irrigation system might sound difficult, it is actually very easy. In fact, many of our customers who were apprehensive at first, found that the installation process was very easy and took less time than they thought thanks to our kits. You don’t need any specialized tools or training and we even provide a useful video tutorial that you can watch before or during the installation process. Watching the video will save you time and frustration, so check it out.
Don't forget a timer:
Adding a timer to your drip irrigation system is one of those extra incurred costs that are well worth it. It reduces the time you have to put into your system by automatically turning it on and off and ensuring that you never underwater your garden.
With less human error involved, a timer can do its job of ensuring that a regular watering schedule is being adhered to and that the plants are less stressed. Studies show that a less stressed plant will deliver a much higher yield so be sure to add a timer to your drip irrigation system and watch as it pays for itself season after season. Shop drip irrigation timers.
Lastly, every Drip Depot kit is...
Drip Depot kits use only the highest quality parts in every one of our kits to ensure our customers receive many years of repeated use.
We use Perma-loc fittings in our kits because they are durable, reusable and reliable. They offer flexibility and ease of assembly making our kits the bets in the industry.
Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee
Every kit Drip Depot sells is backed by a lifetime guarantee. We are confident that our kits, including the components within, will provide our customers many years of use.
We sell our components individually as well as in kit form. This means that you can add to your drip irrigation system at any time without having to buy new kit. Our components are in stock and ready to ship today, making Drip Depot your reliable source for drip irrigation kits, components and accessories.