Re: Hello, my name is Ishaq...
- --- In email@example.com, Ishaq Abdulkabir
>The washout was a decade ago. The grass that grows there is a lush
> actually, the pond had been there prior to the washout for years.
green single blade; as far as gravity feed irrigation, any site or
reading to conceptualize it? Pardon my newbie ignorance...
>If you have lush grass growing on your old pond site, it sounds like
the soil there is in better condition than the acidic red clay soil
under the pines. To set up a gravity feed irrigation system, locate
the highest elevation on your garden site. Follow the contour line
from that location to where it intersects with the creek, then go
upstream until you gain another 3 to 10 feet in elevation to provide
sufficient head to drive the water flow through the pipes. Then
either locate a natural pool in the creek near that location or
partially dam the creek to form a small pool that you can draw your
water from. Then run a pipe (2" to 4" diameter) from the pool to
your garden, adding whatever tees and ball valves are needed to feed
water to your garden beds.