THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER time to develop your water conservation IQ. The word is out: water is recognized as a limited resource everywhere—even in areas not yet hit hard by shortages.
A beautiful home sits in a wooded
hillside neighborhood on the
outskirts of town. The owner loves
it here. With tall pines surrounding
his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass to mow.
His woods are thick with overgrown shrubs and fallen branches, but he
likes it that way. It’s natural, he says. Or is it?
A little over a year ago, I noticed that our backyard lawn was turning brown even though we had an automatic sprinkler system. I called in a landscape contractor to find out what was wrong. He discovered that the irrigation system was not working.
My colleagues always joke, "If you ask Joe what time it is, he'll tell you how to build a watch!" This quip by my buddies in the office is partly true. I’ve been working in my present job for many years and seem to have developed quite a following among our contractors. They call with all sorts of problems, with the hopes of stumping me in the process.
Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
Drip irrigation systems apply water at low pressure and low volume directly to or near the root zone of plants. Because water is applied slowly, less is lost to runoff and evaporation.