In the summer of 2004, the World’s eyes were on Athens, Greece for the 2004 Summer Games where the top athletes came to prove themselves worthy of the Gold. For them, the Olympic games represent the ultimate showcase of their talents. In this arena, where fractions of a second and millimeters of turf count for everything, the sports facilities must be as finely honed as the athletes themselves. To help accomplish this feat, Netafim Irrigation products were chosen to keep the Olympic grounds in Athens green and as flawless as possible.
In December of 2006, Newport Beach Public Library opened the Children’s Sun & Sea Discovery Garden and play space at its Central branch. The library decided it needed more space for children and looked to the previously unused patio area situated next to the Children’s Room.
Netafim SDI Systems comply with most water restrictions and are suitable for use with treated wastewater and non-portable water supplies.
With 95% efficiency (no wind drift, run-off or overspray) you can have a lush green lawn using 30-60% less water.
With water restrictions high on the agenda, councils in Victoria are looking at a more efficient and effective way of watering their ovals and playing fields. Sub-surface drip irrigation systems are being designed and installed to cater to both of these requirements.
Results on the drip irrigation system and the turf quality at have outdone expectation we are seeing some exciting results and we will be changing our irrigation to drip line, whenever we renew or redevelop any of our sports grounds.
The most important things to take into account when looking at installing SDI are; the correct design, the right drip tube and that the installation is done correctly.
In 2005 the City of Glen Eira decided to become pro-active in facing the inevitability of severe water restrictions, and explored other options to minimise water use on its sports fields.
Early discussions outlined the pros and cons of a conventional sprinkler system compared to subsurface drip irrigation (SDI), and it was noted that only a very small number of subsurface systems have been installed in sports grounds within Victoria.
More than 10 years ago the Glen Eira Council put in a Motorola Irrinet centralised control system to computerise the watering of their public playing fields making it easier to manage their over¬head sprinkler system and reducing the requirement for manual sprinkler management which was both water and staff intensive.
Current water restrictions in Adelaide’s metropolitan area prevent the use of pop up sprinklers. Watering of lawns with mains/potable water can only take place during selected times and days via either a hand held trigger nozzle or with a drip irrigation system.
Contractor Matthew Lakso found the answer with Netafim’s Techline CV. Instead of following the herd with old technology, he offers his clients the ultimate solution of water-saving subsurface drip irrigation (SSDI) for their lawns and landscapes. The result is increased customer satisfaction and more referrals from happy customers for his growing company.
Chris Stäger, owner of SwissScape, has installed rooftop gardens for some of the most well-known and influential personalities living in Manhattan. Stäger got his start in landscaping in Switzerland before moving to the United States. Since then, his attention to detail and preference for remaining small so that he can personally oversee each job, has earned the confidence and business of many clients, some of whom are among the wealthiest of New York.