Glad @ssayet was able to get his yard re-piped the correct way…too bad he ended up having to pay out of pocket to do so.
After the new zones were added we went back in and ran the calculations from @azdavidr famous drip calculator sheet and plugged the figures into the “nozzle inches per hour” field of each zone. I have set the root depth very shallow since this is all recent planting within a couple months. I’m happy with the frequency but I’m wanting @ssayet to watch closely to see if things are looking stressed or over-watered. It is watering the bushes every couple days for 2 hours, so it will put down 4 gallons (1 2gph emitter) of water to each bush, while the “biggest” bushes will get 8 gallons (2 2gph emitters).
We also set the tree root depth pretty shallow (15") in order to get the frequency bumped up. The trees are currently watering every 4-5 days for 2h10m, so each tree will receive right at 16 gallons of water, and the multi trunk Pygmy’s will get 12 gallons (debating on having him plug one emitter here. Any thoughts?).
If anyone has some thoughts or opinions on the current setup, I’m all ears/eyes!