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DRIP CIRCLE ON NEWLY-PLANTED TREE
DRIP CIRCLE ON NEWLY-PLANTED APPLE TREE
Drip Circle around shrub
DRIP CIRCLE ON MULTI-STEM YOUNG LILAC SHRUB
Drip Circle on multiple trees
...OR TO COVER ANY PLANT SITE NOT COVERED BY AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
DRIP CIRCLE WITH FITTINGS TO ALLOW HOSE CONNECTION OR ADD-ON CIRCLE.
SINGLE DRIP CIRCLE WITH FITTINGS TO ALLOW HOSE CONNECTION OR ADD-ON CIRCLE.
DRIP CIRCLE CLOSED OFF
DRIP CIRCLE CLOSED OFF

In an orchard, or in a landscape with many trees to irrigate

barb fitted Drip Circles are the answer.

Here the Drip Circles run off mainline tubing.

Illustration of barb fitted drip circle arangement off a mainline
USING BARB FITTED DRIP CIRCLES RUNNING OFF A MAINLINE (Drip Circles 208-B )
Drip Circles
Drip Circle connected to a hose

Drip Circles

Drip Circles provide an easy and economical method for irrigating trees and shrubs, whether they are standing alone in the lawn or are in an orchard or group setting. Innovative, yet Inexpensive, 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.
 
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 make use of 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 invaluable to get newly planted trees and shrubs in any weather 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, can make the task of insuring adequate water for your trees an easy one. Drip Circles offer effective, inexpensive growth insurance for your trees.
illustration of tree canopy drip line
DRIP CIRCLE WATERS AT THE DRIP LINE OF A TREE

How much water does a tree need?

Soil structure and tree species will play a part in determining watering needs; but as a general rule, from one to two inches of water per week would be ideal for most trees. The important objective in the care of newly planted trees is to never let the soil at the tree's root zone dry out completely. The soil should be continually moist--not saturated--but moist. And this is where the Drip Circle excels.

Drip Circle moistens the soil--from water passing through its pressure compensating emitters--at the rate of 8 gallons per hour (per drip circle (One and a half hours of watering will give the equivalent of 1" of rain at the dripline.) The pre-eminant feature of drip irrigation is that its slow rate of watering insures against waste by giving the soil time to gradually absorb all the water with no water loss due to either runoff or evaporation. Sprinker systems, or even watering by hose will waste water in both of these ways.  Drip Circles offer the most efficient and effective method of tree watering available! Water is delivered right to the roots--and nowhere else. In these times of water scarcity the conservation of water is not an insignificant issue.

Here's how to use
Drip Circles

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.

GARDEN HOSE ATTACHED TO DRIP CIRCLE
GARDEN HOSE ATTACHED TO DRIP CIRCLE

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.

Drip Circle
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 with  barbed end is for connecting to blank tubing (use a punch tool or drill to make a hole in tubing to insert barb) --see diagram on left side panel.

Other ways to use Drip Circles: 

Extended irrigation use--Drip Circles can be adjusted (straightened or curved) to conform to narrow beds or rows of plants and hedges that may need watering. Keep in mind that multiple Drip Circles can be attached together to form a longer continuous emitter tubing--as long a line as you'll need. Ultimately, Drip Circles can be integrated into an existing (or future) drip irrigation system. Tubing hold downs are useful in securing emitter tubing fast to a particular configuration.

Shrubs requiring heavy or more frequent watering needs--Drip Circles are not only for trees; but are recommended for any shrub or small planting needing more water than its neighbors.

Fertilize trees and plants through Drip Circles--Hooking a fertilizer injector to your watering system is a convenient way to deliver fertilizer to your plants as they are being watered.



Drip Circle Kits
enable you to make your own drip circles!


If you have more than a few trees
--or even a large orchard
getting one of these Drip Circle Kits
will save you a lot of money.
Drip Circles = green trees
  protecting trees and shrubs from drought,
Improving tree health and vigor,
Conserving valuable water,
easy to use, adaptable, inexpensive.