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Drip line irrigation - How we ran an irrigation line on our patio. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘

In this blog post I will show you how we ran an irrigation line to our beautiful Hibiscus.

This is an image of our hibiscus that sits on our back patio.


You can watch my YouTube video by clicking on this link.


โ€œFlowers can be beautiful but they need a lot of water especially in the desert. A Melnor Bluetooth watering timer is a great way to insure that your plants get enough water.โ€

Step 1

Connect the 1/4 inch drip irrigation line to the water faucet. We used a variety of generic adapters. The important thing is that they are Drip Irrigation Hose Connectors,1/4 Inch Drip Irrigation Tubing x 3/4 FHT Swivel Garden Faucet Adapter. I like the connectors with a nib on the end to connect the 1/4 inch tubing too. I used some generic brands in the past and one of them blew out on the top. These adapters by Yulaiyoen look like they have a beefier construction. I will be using these on my next irrigation project. You can get more information about the Yulaiyoen Drip Irrigation Hose Connectors at Amazon.



Image of 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch Yulaiyoen connectors provided by Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.


For the 1/4 inch drip irrigation line I used Raindrip Tubing. I have also used the Orbit 1/4 inch tubing. They both seem to work really good. The Orbit is a little cheaper in price, but a little more difficult to find in stock. I will have Amazon affiliate links to both of the different 1/4 inch irrigation tubing at the bottom of the article. You can get more information about the Raindrip Drip Irrigation Hose at Amazon.

Image of 1/4 inch Raindrip Tubing provided by Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.


Step 2

Flowers can be beautiful but they need a lot of water especially in the desert. A Melnor Bluetooth watering timer is a great way to insure that your plants get enough water. I used the Melnor Bluetooth watering timer. You can set up an app on your phone to ensure that you are getting enough water on your flowers. We have had this timer for over a year now. The thing that I like about it is that there is not a screen on the timer. The sun typically wreaks the screens and you can't read them when you are trying to adjust the setting. With the Melnor being a Bluetooth device it is all done on your phone. You can get more information about the Melnor Bluetooth watering timer at Amazon.


This is an image of our Melnor Bluetooth watering timer. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.


โ€œThe thing that I like about the Melnor Bluetooth watering timer is that there is not a screen on the timer. The sun typically wreaks the screens and you can't read them when you are trying to adjust the setting. โ€

Step 3

Irrigation tubing can be a great way to water your flowers, but it is designed to be buried. We have pavers on our back patio. So burying it wasn't an option. I decided the best option would be to run the irrigation line along the wood frame around our back patio. To connect the irrigation tubing I used ECKJ hooks to attach the 1/4 inch irrigation line to the wood frame on our back patio. I used the smallest drill bit I could find to pre drill the holes for the hooks. You don't need to predrill but it was a little challenging to screw these hooks into the wood frame around our patio by hand. The smallest hooks were just right for this project. Plus I have a bunch of different size vinyl coated hooks for future projects. You can get more information about the ECKJ Cup Hooks Kit at Amazon.

You can get more information from Amazon about these products. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.


Step 4

To get around the corners on the patio I used 1/4 Inch Barbed Elbow Drip Irrigation Fittings. I had bought a large pack of these to irrigate our raised garden bed. The brand I used was called PRECIHW. You can get more information about the PRECIHW 1/4 Inch Barbed Elbow Drip Irrigation Fittings at Amazon.

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Step 5

Sit back on your patio and enjoy your beautiful flowers. You can expand your drip irrigation system to more flowers and even a nice raised garden bed like I did.

These are images of our desert garden. We live in the Arizona desert and are able to have beautiful plants thanks to a few hundred feet of 1/4 inch irrigation tubing.


Affiliate Disclosure

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.


This is not a sponsored blog post. All of the items used in this post were purchased with our own money. If you want to get more information on any of the products used in this blog post you can click on the Amazon affiliate links below.



Check out the Yulaiyoen Drip Irrigation Hose Connectors at Amazon



Check out the Raindrip Drip Irrigation Hose at Amazon.



Orbit 67301 1/4-Inch by 100-Foot Black Vinyl Univeral Drip System Tubing on Amazon



Check out the Melnor 65128-AMZ 4-Zone Bluetooth Water Timer with 5 Stainless Steel Filter Washers Set, Amazon Bundle



PAGOW 1/4-Inch Barbed Elbows for Drip Irrigation Tubing, 50 Packs 90 Degree Barbed Connector Fitting for Hydroponics and Drip Tubing at Amazon




200 Pieces Drip Irrigation Barbed Connectors Elbows Irrigation Fittings Kit for 1/4 Inch Water Hose Connectors, Garden Dripping Systems at Amazon




ECKJ 161pcs Ceiling Hooks Assortment Kit, Vinyl Coated Cup Hooks at Amazon

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