Like love and marriage, irrigation and drainage go together like a horse
and carriage. When it comes to a healthy landscape, like a healthy
marriage, you can’t have one without the other. The irrigation system
provides the water for the landscape to survive; the drainage system
transports excess water from the surface and channels it away from the
turf so the plants don’t drown.
One of the first things to look at is the size and scope of the projects you currently handle and those you’d like to take on in the near future. What is the depth and width of the trenches you need to dig? Do you work on large, wide-open commercial properties or more confined residential jobs?.
About two years ago at a trade conference, I was talking with a landscape contractor who, up until that point in time, only specialized in design/build in the residential market. Either
he knew something that we didn’t, at that time, or his timing was
impeccable. Two years ago, he decided to begin to offer maintenance to
With water an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, it’s more important than ever for landscape irrigation designs to include efficiencies in every component of the system—including the pumping equipment.
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
The ‘Green Movement’ is not a fad, it’s here to stay! As we are challenged by climate change and decreasing availability of water due to population growth, we have to be more creative.