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Drip irrigation drought tolerant plants #13796461 12/06/20 07:09 PM
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Having a difficult time figuring out a water schedule using 1/2 GPH emitters on drought tolerant native plants. Read a bunch on the subject but their are so many variables involved it's almost impossible to come up with a watering plan.

Anyone with experience growing native low water perennial plants using drip irrigation your advice would be greatly appreciated.


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I don't know that a schedule is what is needed for drought tolerant native plants. Basically water when it's really dry, water deeper and less frequent

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(Eto x PF x SF x 0.62 ) / IE = Gallons of Water per day


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(Eto x PF x SF x 0.62 ) / IE = Gallons of Water per day


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(Eto x PF x SF x 0.62 ) / IE = Gallons of Water per day


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lol. It's from a link I saved a couple years ago. I was going to nerd out on my irrigation system but never took the time to. I might this winter when I have nothing to do. Lots of good info here.


https://www.irrigationtutorials.com/how-to-estimate-water-useage-required-for-an-irrigation-system/

https://www.irrigationtutorials.com...s-basics-of-measurements-parts-and-more/


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Thanks D.


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Once established, I would suggest only watering during a severe drought. That's why they're drought tolerant. Agave, yuccas, cactus, salvia, and most grasses don't need much watering.


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