" 1. Map the property.
Obtain a copy of the property survey, or use Google Earth with SketchUp Pro or the web service GoiLawn, to create the basis of your schematic plan. “GPS devices are used to list valve locations, and these can be imported to Google Earth, as well,” says Greg Whitmore, an irrigation system designer and owner of GWDeveloper in Austin, Texas. " -totallandscapecare.net
Total Landscape Care magazine contacted me for a few quotes, photos and drawings for an article on creating As-Built Irrigation Drawings. The web version is linked here.
The landscapers for this project firmly believe in conservation. Irrigation for the lawns will use Hunter MP Rotators. Most beds will use drip irrigation while a terraced bed will use MP Rotators again. These are a very versatile sprinkler head.
|Coinservative Watering Setup|
Commercial properties in Austin, TX need irrigation whether a building is being constructed or not. The lot was cleared and quite dusty. A temporary, above ground irrigation system was needed. These are quick to design. The lot was gps mapped and all trees located as well. The sprinklers used are RainBird Maxi-Bird impact rotors.
|Temporary Commercial Irrigation|