Each Switch2Drip Kit comes with all of the equipment you’ll need to convert your existing sprinkler system to drip irrigation yourself. You’ll answer a few questions before you order to get exactly the right kit for your conversion project. We’ve created bundles that meet most homeowners’ needs, but if you need help before you order, please feel free to contact us.
A link to download the installation guides.
Parts List: A clear guide naming each part in your kit.
Sprinkler Sizing Guide: Helps make sure you get the right sprinkler caps
Controller Programming Guide: Our instructions for how to reprogram your watering schedule.
General Instructions Guide: Our guide to help you install our Switch2Drip system.
Tree & Large Shrub Guide: Learn how to install drip tubing for trees and large shrubs
Sprinkler Sizing Kit: If you are removing your sprinklers instead of capping them, you want to have the right caps or plugs for your PVC. We make sure you get the right ones with this kit.
Sprinkler Flags: This is a tip that makes certain parts of your project so much easier. By turning on your sprinklers, marking their location with these flags, and then turning off your sprinklers, you can be sure you cap each and every one—without getting wet.
Sprinkler Converter: This unit replaces a sprinkler in your system. It contains a pressure regulator, two filters, and adapters to connect it to drip tubing. We have added some helpful extras to this kit so you don’t need to run to the hardware store to make it work with your sprinkler system. You’ll have one or more of these in your kit.
Sprinkler Caps: You’ll need to do a little back yard sleuthing before you order and then we’ll package your kit with the right kind of sprinkler caps for your project. Most homeowners will leave the sprinklers in the ground. You won’t pay any extra to have this shipped out to you.
Drip Tubing: We’ll send you two different kinds of drip tubing, some with drip emitters and some blank tubing. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you when to use each kind of tubing and how to lay it out.
Fittings: These are the small pieces of plastic that connect lengths of drip tubing. We hope you’ll need very few of these, but we give you plenty of fittings to get the job done, and have extras left over for future repairs and modifications.
Soil Staples: Drip tubing moves around easily. This is great when you want to add new plants to your garden but not great when you’re walking around. Soil staples keep the drip tubing in place when you don’t want it to move.
End-of-line Kit: This is a special group of products that we like to install for every drip irrigation project. It helps you know when your drip irrigation is working and help you properly maintain your drip system going forward.
Some recommended extras
Drip Tubing Cutter: You don’t need a tubing cutter, you can use a pair of sharp pruning shears and still get the job done. Tubing cutters are generally recommended because they create a clean-edged cut which helps ensure fittings are properly seated in the tubing, preventing leaks.
Something you’ll need to pick up at your local hardware store
Mulch: Mulch is going to help protect your drip tubing from tripping and critters, as well as help your plants retain moisture better, especially during the summer. We recommend you apply 3 inches of mulch to your entire planting area. You can choose any organic or inorganic mulch material. Organic examples are bark, coconut fiber, and wood chips. Inorganic mulch is usually some form of rock. We recommend organic mulch because it adds nutrients back into the soil as it breaks down, but in some places that are windy or very hot (the desert) rock may be a better choice.