San Diego County's Drip Irrigation Specialists
As you know, water is expensive and in short supply in San Diego County.
Worse yet, as outlined in this article from the San Diego Union Tribune, water
rates are going to rise significantly very soon:
S.D. WATER RATES TO JUMP 16% IN 2016
Our team at Greenridge Landscape Inc. are experts in transforming your
landscaping to a drip irrigation system and drought tolerant plants
that thrive in each microclimate in San Diego County.
When water was less expensive and more plentiful, drip irrigation was
not as important as it is today in drought riddled San Diego. Today,
we use Netafim
drip irrigation to deliver water to the root zone. This cuts water
usage by, conservatively, 30-50% over traditional sprinklers. Spray
heads are great for lawns, but irrigating plant beds is best
accomplished by drip irrigation.
For upgrades, sprinklers are removed and capped at or below
grade. Tubing is meticulously weaved as close to the ground as
possible and stapled where applicable. All zones have a filter and
pressure reducer installed inline and all systems have automatic flush
valves installed into green surface boxes for easy maintenance. The
result is a Grade A installation.
Greenridge Landscape Inc. also covers your drip irrigation installation
with a thick layer of fresh bark. Water from your new drip irrigation
system is delivered to your plants underneath the bark which acts as a
barrier that is not only attractive, but greatly reduces
evaporation. Keeping more water on the ground means more water to your
plants and more money in your pocket.
In terms of maintanence, drip systems have automatic flush valves and
are basically low maintenance. Spray pop up sprinklers typically wear
out in 8-12 years at a cost of $10.00 - $21.00 to replace depending on
size. That can really add up.
Another plus, as of this writing, is the water authority allows the
running of drip systems with NO restrictions on water days and cycle
times. The result is a healthier and more lush landscape presentation.
A Recent Example
The following is an audit that was done in 2014 for a commercial installation
based on just 7 irrigation zones out of their 41.
Total Audit Summary: Average Savings = 39% or 12,098 gallons per year.
This is an approximate projection and was calculated by flow rate charts
provided by Rainbird and Netafim.
Please see the
Netafim drip irrigation brochure
for more information on their products.
Netafim™ Drip Irrigation Products Save Water
Netafim™ is our product of choice for all of our drip irrigation
projects throughout San Diego County. Netafim™ offers top-quality
solutions to saving water in our dry San Diego climate.
This revolutionary new drip line is turning heads and winning
awards, including the People's Choice Award in the New Product
Contest at the 1016 Landscape Irrigation Show.
You'll get the longest lasting root intrusion protection
because Cupron™ copper oxide is infused into the material
used to make the emitter. No washing off, wearing off, or
leaching out of of the copper used in the emitter, even
after years of use. The high check valve also holds back
8.5 feet of water, making it great on slopes.
In our experience, Netafim™ is the product you can
count on from the global leader in drip irrigation and
water conservation solutions.