Category: Design Services

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...
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Designing a Drip Irrigation System

Extraordinary Vertical Forest – Irrigation is a Must!

This 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. The architects state...
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Extraordinary Vertical Forest – Irrigation is a Must!

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. Covered Areas and Restricted Root Zones Where planting is under cover or experiences rain shadowing from tall buildings, irrigation is essential to keep the planting alive. If trees are planted in urban...
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Why Irrigate in the UK?

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...
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World Garden Created with Discarded Seeds

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...
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Cutting Water Bill by 60%

Green Walls Improve Air Quality 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%. Previous studies, the report states, had not taken into account the enhanced residence time of air in street canyons, giving much...
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Green Walls Improve Air Quality by up to 60%