At first, I didn’t quite get Ian’s logo at superblog, Bonsai Eejit:
Of course, with my travel schedule, that must mean I’m a tad slow (insensitive…?), as I’m always phoning home begging someone to water the trees when I can’t get there in time. I’ve always enjoyed hand watering, but I also enjoy taking vacations. This spring I had the existing irrigation system modified to handle the bonsai garden. Josh Delvecchio of Del Irrigation did the work. He had fantastic attention to detail. Today’s post is a peek at the results.
He used a combination of Hunter nozzles, allowing for precise control over the crescent-shaped, elevated bonsai garden; providing big, fat droplets, minimum overspray and double coverage for each tree.
In order to get the water high enough, he put the nozzles on risers along the back side of the stands, and secured them with rebar. As an added aesthetic, Josh spray-painted them with Rust-Oleum Camo paint, so they’d blend in with the background. From this photo, you barely notice them:
Currently, it is set to run in the morning and late afternoon, for 3 minutes each time. It seems quick, but it does the trick. Overall, I am pleased, and enjoy catching the water coming on when I get a chance.
Ready for summer!