Wednesday – Irrigation

This last weekend was an irrigation project for me.  The drip irrigation system we had just wasn’t working and the amount of upkeep was just too much to maintain it.  The cats didn’t help matters by constantly running through the garden and deciding that the small spray heads were fun toys.

So, We’ve gone back to a more industrial strength, lower maintenance spray system for the front garden.  Saturday I dug the trenches and placed the pipe:

Don’t you just love where my gloves are? It’s why I have to shovels to dig with.

Then on Sunday afternoon I tested the system and filled in the trenches.

and I swept the walkways.

That’s how I spent my Easter weekend.

If you need me – I’ll be digging a trench,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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19 Responses to Wednesday – Irrigation

  1. It looks great. Love the walkways.

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  2. What a fabulous garden! A great deal of love–and hard work–has gone into creating your own earthly paradise.

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  3. What a lovely garden you have created, Andrew. You are so lucky to have the weather to produce plants so early in the season, and you have made the most of the land!

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    • Thanks. Heather does most of the day to day stuff and jump in on the major projects. We designed the garden together and have enjoyed it for many years. Here in Northern CA we have a long growing season with only Dec and Jan as months we can’t do much outside.


  4. momshieb says:

    I’m just jealous that you are actually out there digging already! I just planted my indoor spring seeds today.

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    • It never freezes here in my area, and except for a small amount of rain once in awhile, we can dig all year round. We’re not doing a lot of new planting this year – just a bit in the veggie garden.

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  5. davidprosser says:

    And you’ve done away with the cat’s play park? What a shame.

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  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    You’re a smart man to let the glue cure, Andrew, and you get Bonus Points for using the purple primer on the pipe before gluing it together. Too many people scrimp on that step & then wonder why they have leaks.

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    • I’ve always figured it better to add a little time to the project rather than risking having to pull it all apart in two months and redoing it. Over night cure and purple primer are my basic steps in PVC work. Well, that and a decent trenching shovel…

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  7. CJ Hartwell says:

    Beautiful area, worthy of a spread in Better Homes and Gardens (minus the gloves). 😉

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  8. George says:

    You were very energetic but it looks great! Nice job.

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  9. Yikes that’s a lot of work. In a weekend? You’re a monster, Andrew.

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    • I did have a few aches and pains when I was done. I could have done it all in a day, but I like to let the pipe glue cure overnight before pressure testing.


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