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Posted on 01st January 1970 at 12:00am

New sports pitch watering solutions

Keeping football and rugby pitches in good condition is vital, and last year's dry weather demonstrated to need for an efficient irrigation system. A dry, cracked pitch becomes a heath and safety concern.

With irrigation a little and often approach is important - once the pitch has dried out it is very difficult to get it back into shape. Pitches also need a lot of water - to replace the evapotranspiration losses of just one week's hot, dry weather requires 160 tonnes of water. Only an irrigation system can provide this amount of water onto a pitch.

Designing a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation systems are designed for use in large scale horticulture and agriculture, where the cost of water; or the scarcity of water precludes sprinkler systems. In landscape projects, drip irrigation systems are normally designed where the project requires very unobtrusive watering, such as public spaces, or the planting is incorporated in hard-to-reach planters or troughs.

Extraordinary Vertical Forest - Irrigation a must!

Vertical forestThis extraordinary vertical forest is being constructed in Milan as part of two residential towers.

The towers house of 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs and 10,000 plants. These drawings of the building were produced by Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, and Giovanni La Varra, the architects who designed the project for the firm Boeri Studio.

Why irrigate in the UK?

With the UK's temperate climate, many people ask if it is worth irrigating. In this article we look at the benefits of irrigation.

World Garden created with discarded seeds

One benefit of working in irrigation are the fascinating schemes that we get involved in.

One such scheme was in Bristol, where the docks had been dredged for seeds amongst the discarded ballast from sailing ships that had used the docks 300 years ago. The seeds have been germinated and, with help from Bristol University's Botanic Garden, identified. The diverse range of plants includes: Nigella Damascene from Southern Europe, Camelina Sative from Northern Europe and Central Asia and Gilla Capitata from North America.

Cutting water bill by 60%

According to the above headline in Garden Trade News, The Old Railway Line Garden Centre is aiming to reduce its water bills by 60% using 4 rainwater storage tanks with a combined capacity of 10,000 litres.

Stories such as these underline the potential for Garden Centres and Nurseries to slash their water bills and reduce their environmental footprint at the same time. Glasshouses and buildings all provide plenty of potential to catch large amounts or rainwater, and above ground galvanised storage tanks provide large tank capacities at an economical cost.

Green Walls improve air quaility by up to 60%

According to a study by Lancaster University, the addition of green walls in city environments could reduce the amount of particulate matter (PM) by 60% and the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) by 40%.

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