Drip Irrigation Design and Installation for Beginners

How to Design,Install and Maintain your Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is by far the most efficient use of our water resources – as long as it’s designed, installed and maintained correctly.  This is an introductory course for those of you wanting to have a better understanding of both point source and inline drip systems.  We’ll be covering sources of water for irrigation and the effect different soil textures have on selecting components of the system.  We’ll also dive into drawing the plan and the basics of doing a take-off list for when you go to purchase everything you need.

What you’ll learn

  • At the completion of this course students will have a better understanding of drip irrigation systems and how they work.
  • You’ll learn the basics of designing your home drip irrigation system.
  • You will learn the importance of filtration in any drip system.
  • You will learn installation techniques and get tips that you can share with co-workers or anyone who would like to know more about installing their own system.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 23min.
  • Drip Irrigation Design –> 7 lectures • 42min.
  • Installation Tips and Techniques –> 6 lectures • 38min.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting –> 2 lectures • 13min.
  • Course Wrap-Up –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Drip Irrigation Design and Installation for Beginners

Requirements

Drip irrigation is by far the most efficient use of our water resources – as long as it’s designed, installed and maintained correctly.  This is an introductory course for those of you wanting to have a better understanding of both point source and inline drip systems.  We’ll be covering sources of water for irrigation and the effect different soil textures have on selecting components of the system.  We’ll also dive into drawing the plan and the basics of doing a take-off list for when you go to purchase everything you need.

Installation tips and techniques will also be covered in detail – like how to assemble a drip irrigation valve manifold whether it be an anti-siphon valve or an inline valve.  The importance of filtration cannot be underestimated and we’ll be talking about this in some depth.

How does a drip emitter even work?  How does it provide even pressure and flow?  We’ll cover all of this and more.

We’ve added at Lecture 20 – Drip Irrigation for the Home Vegetable Garden!  If you’re looking for some ideas on irrigating your veggies you can jump straight to this short lesson!  We’ll cover drip irrigation in raised beds and straw bale gardens as well.

Finally we’ll discuss maintaining and troubleshooting to keep your irrigation up and running smoothly.

Thanks for taking a look at our course and Marc and I hope you’ll join us!