Today I finished the last zone of the drip irrigation system for the yard. Not a minute too soon either as we move into the 7th week of heat with no rain, and none in the forecast for at least two weeks. There are a few clean up tasks remaining but it is all set to automatically water now.

This was supposed to be a 2020 COVID project. Supplies were bought, plans were made. Unfortunately due to circumstances it all got shelved until this summer. It has been a much larger effort than originally estimated. All told it is about 1000’ of drip line, covering 35 trees, a couple dozen bushes, drip heads to all the flower pots, and micro spray heads in the garden areas all separated into 11 watering zones and spread out across 2 acres.

Future expansion will be to incorporate the greenhouse and the rain cistern into the system. That will require running power to the greenhouse, so I think that will be a 2022 project.

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