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Hi I'm new around here. im a keen gardner although by far not an expert.

Im keen to setup a drip and sprinkler automatic irrigation system in my garden this spring. 

primary objective is to keep my garden going when we're out on hols ect. i probably have about 40m of borders and flower beds and some lawn area. 

question is, whats the best way of assembling a system? I have seen complete kits by HozeLock, Gardenar, but they seem very pricy, plus I'm sure those will not suffice. 

Is it not cheaper to buy the components and assemble, if so where can I source components from - are there any specialist brands or sources I can go with?

really appreciate any advise. 




  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    We have a mixture of a hozelock pipe that seeps water out into the garden this does the main borders and we also have one of the very thin pipes where you add drippers every so often.  This feeds the pots.  They all work fairly well although we do have to keep our eye on the pressure of the water.  The whole lot is on a timer that comes on up to three times a day.  We bought the hozelock system at a garden centre and it wasnt massively expensive.  The thinner pipe was purchased on e bay and various bits have been replaced and added over the years.  Sorry I cant provide more technical information but hubby is a bit of make do and mender so we didnt go for any sort of sophisticated system.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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