Do you find the idea of irrigation confounding? Are you all tangled up in landscape pipe? Does your math ability disappear when it comes to line length and pipe measurement?
If this describes your relationship with landscape irrigation, you’re in luck. The Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo are holding their monthly Advice to Grow By Workshop this Saturday, and this month, a team of Master Gardeners will teach you how to build an irrigation system.
Imagine becoming familiar with terminology such as emitters, valves and quarter-inch tubing. Consider the benefit of using water to its utmost and saving time, while deterring excess weed growth. In this dry state, it’s a topic with which we should all be familiar.
The workshop will cover the various types of irrigation systems, installation, timers (both plug in and battery operated) and pop-up sprinkler systems.
You will be instructed on how to create a garden plan before implementing an irrigation system. The details of pipe and valve sizing, water sources and water pressure will be discussed. You will learn the process of irrigation system assembly. Drip systems with the various para phernalia, attachments and range of combinations will be addressed. A discussion of necessary and helpful tools will round out the workshop.
The workshop will provide an overview that will benefit the beginning gardener up to the most mechanically minded do-it-your-selfer. Questions will be met with insightful answers.
Just in case you’re more interested in shopping than hard labor, the workshop will be followed by a plant sale.
From noon until 2 p.m., you can check out the selection of edible, native, succulent and Mediterranean plants all grown and propagated by Master Gardeners. Let the Master Gardeners assist you in selecting the best edibles and plants for your home. Natives, succulents and Mediterranean plants are all drought-tolerant, beautiful and generally require little pampering.
Prepare for the weather! Don’t forget to bring a comfortable chair, water, sunscreen and a hat. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon in the Garden of the Seven Sisters, located at 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo.