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Old 04-25-2016, 10:12 PM
Saint Cad Saint Cad is offline
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Relandscaping questions

The previous owner thought she was a landscape architech. Most of the fixed are pretty straightforward but some issues I want feedback on.

The sprinklers are currently in-ground hoses leading to the plastic heads on stakes. I want to replace them with PVC and connect it to the existing zone system. I also want to lay new sod so my thought was to rototill the whole yard, dig the trenches for the sprinklers and lay the sod on top. Am I looking at this too simply?
Old 04-25-2016, 11:44 PM
usedtobe usedtobe is offline
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I have a DIY sprinkler system (local law requires irrigated front yard - yep - CA).
The flex hose (crap #1) is about 6" (crap #2) below grade.

Some of the heads are actually above grade - ans that is using the cheapest 2" head at HD.

I saw some pros digging a circuit - a bit more than knee-deep. They were working in midday sun at approx. 100 degrees F.
These are the workers the GOP wants to deport.

Get a trenching machine for the PVC - min 3/4", use 1/2" risers.

Rototill first, then trench. Figure out how to get the heads on and install sod.
Old 04-26-2016, 08:12 AM
Boyo Jim Boyo Jim is offline
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My first thought is to wonder how deep the hoses are buried and whether tilling the whole lawn will reach the hoses and chop them up. But I suppose if you want to replace them all a little chopping up won't matter.
Old 04-26-2016, 10:19 AM
Saint Cad Saint Cad is offline
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most of the hoses are on the surface


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