Originally Posted by CMatt527
On the topic of irrigation, what would be recommended for the hobbyist at home? I hadn't imagined much more than regular watering with a sprayer or a simple drip system, or a combination of both so I could take advantage of foliar fertilization. In college I worked a lemon and avocado orchard with a very elaborate irrigation system but for the home hobbyist hadn't given it much thought.
I just water by hand. In my small yard, it takes me about half an hour a week or an hour at most, and that includes watering the lawn by hand. Would it be nice to have something more sophisticated, yes; is it worth the time and money to me, no. In our cool, damp, coastal climate, we just don't need to water very much.