Drip Irrigation Under Grass

Many are under the impression that having grass is bad , due to water restrictions. New technology has turned this around by installing Rainbird’s new Underground Drip Irrigation for Lawns. This photo series shows beginning to end of this amazing technology which saves water and allows you to have grass, Especially if you have kids or dogs.

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Rototilling is needed for a sod installation.
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Laying the Rainbird drip under the soil
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For larger jobs, this is how the drip is set up under the ground.
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This is how it is done properly
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When done properly, Rainbird subsurface drip will save the homeowner more than 60% off their grass water bill
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Rainbird drip is neing installed
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PVC headers are essential for bigger jobs
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This is how far each outlet should be placed.
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After the old grass is removed, we prepare for the new lawn
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After the drip tubing is buried, the soil is graded smooth and we are ready to install the sod.
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Notice the underground drip irrigation watering these plants is showing up with wet spots in the soil
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Drip irrigation works
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After 5 minutes, notice how effective the drip irrigation works!
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Yep....It works! Grass gets laid tomorrow and turning on the new sprinkler system shows that watering from the bottom - up, is the new way for Californians to water their lawns.
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Pacific Sod delivers on time.
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Two excited preteens can't wait to come home to their new lawn
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If you don't include a cleanout with your drip irrigation, IT WILL FAIL!!!
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Laying the sod
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Drip irrigation will irrigate this entire property
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The sign says it all!
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The front yard is finished!
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ALl of this is kept alive with Rainbird drip irrigation
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The entry gravel is very inviting
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The finished yard
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This landscape uses about 30% of the water normally used on a conventional yardn due to having installed Rainbird subsurface drip irrigation
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The sign says it all
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The only way to water a lawn is with underground drip irrigation
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Enviroscape LA Drip Irrigation
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Subsurface or underground sprinkler systems just make sense.  What is subsurface drip irrigation?  It is tubing which is trenched about 3”-4” below the grass surface and covered over with grass seed.  When the system comes on, the grass roots are watered.  Do grass blades need to get watered?  No.  The goal of irrigation is to get water to the roots of a plant.  Drip irrigation is the world’s most efficient type of irrigation and waters only the root system.

Before

After

Benefits of Drip Irrigation

The abundance of plant materials on this project are being supplied water via a drip irrigation system, which is key in water conservation. ‘A subsurface or underground sprinkler system makes great sense, Choosing subsurface irrigation over conventional sprinklers will prevent overspray, the main cause of wasted water and money. Our drip irrigation system of choice is Rain Bird’s subsurface drip line with Copper Shield Technology.

This system protects the emitter from root intrusion, resulting in fewer irrigation problems after installation.The benefit of the subsurface irrigation is to distribute water only where it is needed, at the roots of a plant.

Drip irrigation is the world’s most efficient type of irrigation, and subsurface drip is especially so because it is unaffected by wind and evaporation, This results in 70 percent less water use than conventional overhead sprinklers. Homeowners may not choose to install as many landscape features as Mike Garcia has for his home after getting a rainwater capture system, but Mike Garcia believes there is no harm in adding amenities.It’s hard to spend a lot of money on something you cannot see, when for a few dollars more, you can have a waterfall and a pond,” he said.

Mike Garcia
Landscape Design  Contractor & Certified Pond Builder
Phone: (310) 374-1199
Email : mike@enviroscapela.com
Owner of Enviroscape L.A. Landscaping,
Manhattan Beach, South Bay, California

Landscape Design and Installation of Low Water Use native Garden, Waterfalls and Ponds.
Drip Irrigation, Rainwater Harvesting . Your Gardening Guide in the Los Angeles South Bay Area, Ca.

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