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What is it called ?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dave k, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    What do you call the irrigation that uses no rotors or sprays on turf, its all watered under the sod like at Turner Field and golf courses? I saw one on TV that is controlled by a Satellite to see how much water the sod needs, etc.
    How much more expensive is this compared to the normal rotor spray head type irrigation.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    If you have to ask, you can't afford it. And who wants irrigation you can't look at to see if it's working?
  3. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    wrong answer, some one else.
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    Dave I did a search on the internet and there were some that you could take a look at. Type in different search phases and see what you come up with. Hope you find what your looking for.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    What is this, a quiz? Do we get a prize? Look up 'Prescription Athletic Turf' for one example of what no professional irrigation contractor has any interest in selling to a homeowner.
  6. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Wet Boots, I just asked a question, if you don't know the answer than don't reply.
  7. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    It is much more expensive and also much less efficient.

    Like this answer?

  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    It's basically called underground drip. Usually provided by Netafim.
  9. Doesn't work that way Dave. We glue sniffers opine on everything. Let us know what you find out. I know at the Dallas Arboretum they have a watering system for the azaleas that determines ph and moisture needs. i suspect it is netafim as Dana says. Underground drip. We had a company in Grapevine called Leaky Pipe that used recycled tire soaker hoses underground. By the fourth year your yard resembled tiger stripes.
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    So Dave, you coming back soon?

    Kind of reminds me of the first time Rotar spoke up, though I dont have as much hope for Dave here.

    Rotar, I am really waiting for that famous line from you for Dave.

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