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What You Need To Get Started

This article is an installation guide for raised plant beds. If you have dry plants in your raised bed, drip irrigation should be your primary method of providing water to your raised bed from now on. It is the only method compatible with plastic mulch culture.

Narrow Planting Bed Next to a Structure

You may need elbow fittings to accommodate getting water to the top of your garden beds, but every item can be found here at Sprinkler Warehouse. Even the densest areas of your raised bed can be watered with all the tools that we carry on this easy-to-follow page.

Materials:

  • Flow Control Zone Kit
  • Rain Bird XP-400X Xeri-Pop Micro-Spray (4 inches)
  • Universal Compression Fittings / Adapters
  • Rain Bird XT700100 1/2 inch Xeri-Tube (100 ft. Roll)

How to Install: Raised Beds Installation Guide

  1. Trench beds (2 – 6 inches deep), cut and layout polylines
  2. Punch SPB 025 connector into poly laterals. Attach 1/4″ tubing to the outlet barb and run 1/4″ tubing to the edge of the bed
  3. Connect 1/4″ tubing to inlet barb on Xeri-Pop. Dig a small hole (4″ wide x 12″ deep) for Xeri-Pop
  4. Determine desired watering pattern and punch nozzle base (see instructions) to match planting area
  5. Grasp the orange pull-ring on top of Xeri-Pop and pull the stem up exposing the thread area for the nozzle. Drop 30-mesh screen into stem and thread nozzle onto the stem
  6. Drop Xeri-Pop into the hole so the cap is at grade. Fill in the dirt around Xeri-Pop so the body is supported in the soil and the exit port for the nozzle is in the correct position
  7. Flush system for approximately 2 minutes to test for leaks
  8. Install planting material

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Advantages: Raised Beds Installation Guide

  • Save 70% of your water
  • Eliminates overspray and run-off
  • less weed growth