Drip CirclesDrip Circles provide an easy and economical method for irrigating trees and shrubs, whether they are standing alone in the lawn or even if you are irrigating orchards. An innovative and Inexpensive irrigation system for trees, the Drip Circle combines versatility with simple effectiveness to deliver water to the roots of your trees and shrubs while eliminating water loss due to runoff or evaporation.
Drip circle under mulch irrigating isolated tree in yard.
Placed over the drip line of growing trees or shrubs, where most of the new water absorbing roots are found, Drip Circles get the water to where the plant can most easily absorb it. Designed to be adjustable to accommodate an expanding root zone as the tree grows, drip circles can expand to a full diameter of 5 feet with the option of obtaining larger diameters by easily connecting multiple drip circles.
A tree saver in drought conditions, Drip Circles are an invaluable aid to get newly planted trees and shrubs off to the right start. Regular periodic watering is best for tree growth--and Drip Circles connected to an existing irrigation system—or even attached to the end of a hose, or connected to each other by sections of hose or blank tubing—will make the task of getting adequate water for your trees an easy one. Drip Circles offer effective, inexpensive growth insurance for your trees.
16' long flexible tubing with 16 embedded pressure compensating emitters delivering a total of 8 gallons per hour. Open end attaches to garden hose (cap can be removed from closed end to connect hose or tubing leading to another Drip Circle or to attach an additional Drip Circle to increase the circumference and water delivery as the tree grows larger.
Drip Circle, hose thread
SKU 309 $12.95
SKU 309 $12.95
Drip Circle with barbed end is for connecting to blank tubing (use a punch tool or drill to make a hole in tubing to insert barb)
Drip Circle, barbed
SKU 310 $12.95
Illustration shows how barbed drip circles can be connected to mainline tubing.
Drip Circle at end of hose
Here's how to use
1) Position Drip Circle along the drip line (right under the canopy edge).
2) Attach a garden hose connected to a faucet to the open end of Drip Circle --those with barbed fittings can be connected to an irrigation supply line.
If your water pressure is over 50 psi. you should use a pressure regulator , and a filter is highly recommended. The pressure compensating emitters in Drip Circles deliver water at the desired rate when pressure is between 10 and 50 psi and their self-flushing action are extra protection agains clogging from particles in water.
3) Turn water on and let the Drip Circle drip for as long as needed
(One and a half hours will deliever approximately 1"of water to the tree's dripline). You'll need to determine how much is enough for your soil and tree type. Don't let the soil get too dry.
4) When finished watering, the Drip Circle can be moved (with hose attached) to the next tree requiring irrigation. To save time and trouble in moving and re-watering for each location..connect multiple Drip Circles to each other with either garden hose sections or blank tubing, and water many locations at the same time. No additional parts are necessary when using hose sections--just unscrew the end cap and attach the female hose end.*
* For orchards or for watering many trees in the landscape simultaneously, an economically sensible solution is to run a line of our blank tubing near the trees and attach the drip circles directly to it where needed. For this set-up order the barb-fitted drip circle (sku 209-B)
5) You can easily add-on additional drip circles to increase the circumference to fit the drip line of mature trees by removing the end cap and connecting one circle to anther.
6) When the Drip Circle is not attached to the hose, connect one end of it to the other by removing the cap. This will prevent insects or debris from entering.