You are not logged in.

Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.


Starting Member


Friday, March 23rd 2007, 8:17am

Converting Sprinklers to Drip

We are in the process of fixing up our front yard. It is not a complete re-do so we are trying to update our irrigation system without tearing up everything or having to add anti-syphon valves, etc. Does anyone know if there are any products out there that lets you convert a planter bed sprinker area to drip if they are part of a zone that waters the grass with sprinklers as well?


Supreme Member

Posts: 5,292

Location: Metro NYC


Friday, March 23rd 2007, 10:05am

Better to use bubblers or similar, since drip takes far longer to apply water than lawn sprinklers. Really advanced practitioners of drip (using a hefty inventory of parts) can create drip watering that's compatible with lawn sprinklers. Not do-it-yourself terrain.


New Member

Posts: 3

Location: USA


Friday, March 23rd 2007, 11:47am

There are a few sprinkler heads on the market that could be used on a planter bed that would not affect the performance of the turf sprinklers and would not overwater your drip areas. Old Toro 300 series stream rotors, MP Rotators and Rainbird rotary nozzles would work. The last two products could be easily adapted to fit on top of a 1/2" "riser" and would be a simple way to water your planter bed.

Rate this thread