Once your irrigation tubing or pipes are in place, it’s important to anchor them to the soil. Pressurised water flows through the irrigation lines and can cause them to move out of place. U-shaped irrigation pegs — also called irrigation pins — hold the lines in place so your plants receive the water they need.
How irrigation pipe pegs are made
U-pins are usually made of galvanised steel and have pointed ends. The legs are typically 6 inches long. Depending on the pipe size, you can choose irrigation pins that measure one or two inches between the legs. Galvanised steel resists corrosion and rust from exposure to water. Irrigation pegs must be durable to stand up to the elements, so the steel should be at least nine gauges.
Importance of irrigation pegs
Irrigation pipe pegs are especially important near mainlinefittings such as elbows, tees and end caps. These fittings are essential for maintaining the structure and shape of the sprinkler system. However, they are easily disturbed by a high-pressure water flow. Irrigation pins help prevent water pressure from dislodging the fittings. The irrigation system keeps its proper shape and continues providing water to targeted landscape areas.
A wide range of irrigation pegs
The Landscape Store carries irrigation pegs for your landscaping needs. Whether it’s narrow tubing or widerirrigation pipes, we’re Australia’s one-stop shop for irrigation pipe pegs. We have products that will help your irrigation system run smoothly and reliably.Contact us for information about ourirrigation pin collection.
What are irrigation pegs used for?
Once yourirrigation pipe or tubing system is installed, you want it to stay in place. Irrigation pegs secure the lines and prevent movement from pressurised water flow. The pins have sharpened prongs that stick into the soil and straddle the irrigation lines. Additionally, you can use the pins to secure landscaping fabric.
How far apart should you place irrigation pins?
The ideal placement of irrigation pins depends on the soil consistency. The goal is to prevent the irrigation tubing or pipes from moving or being dislodged, whether the soil has a dense or loose consistency. In heavier soils, you can place the pins farther apart. For example, you should install irrigation pegs about 1.524 metres apart in dense clay soil. If the soil is sandy, you may need to install pegs as close as 30.48 cm apart.