This is in the Just Conversation as it really has nothing to do with RVs except I want to irrigate some trees on an RV lot. Anyway, I have an RV lot in Arizona with an arroyo at the rear of the lot. Id like to plant a couple trees suited to the climate (maybe mesquite) on the slope and build a low water use, low maintenance irrigation system.
My idea is to plant the trees about 6 - 7 below the top of slope measured vertically. On the downside of the tree base, Id place a 4 diameter plastic pipe vertically down about 3-4 into the ground with the top of the pipe above the surface of the ground (with removable cap) for deep watering.
A barrel of water would be placed at the top of the slope. Insert a 3/4 pvc pipe into the barrel about a few inches from the top and run the 3/4 pipe down into the vertical 4 pipe at the tree base. Id run a 7/16 nylon rope from the bottom of the 4 vertical pipe, up through the 3/4 pvc and into the water barrel with the excess rope laying at the bottom of the water barrel.
The idea is that the nylon rope would wick water up and out of the barrel and down into the pipe at the tree base. Ive read about this kind of thing online but has anyone here tried it?