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Drip system, above or below mulch?

By: jacobfielder
8/7/2020 2:38 AM

When they put in my drip system 20 years ago, they put it under mulch. Over time, soil wraps around it. I don't know why maybe they are afraid the sun will damage the drip system line if it's above mulch and exposed to the sun? I'm not sure. One thing that annoys me is whenever I need to plant anything, I have to look for the drip system line because I don't want to puncture a hole into it. I did that a couple of time already

My question is should drip system be below or above mulch? Thanks

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By: Barry
8/7/2020 4:02 PM

The ultraviolet from the sun will destroy rubber/plastic lines in a few years, especially when expose the same way all the time.

I put them under the mulch unless they are in constant shade.

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