Automated Irrigation Systems: Benefits and Maintenance Issues. Dick Villamil, Ph.D. CEO, Aquarius Landscape Sprinklers. Do your fields ever look like this?. Do you re-seed the same areas every #^%&#%@ year?. Find yourself replanting expensive shrubs & gardens?.
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Dick Villamil, Ph.D.
CEO, Aquarius Landscape Sprinklers
Automatic landscape sprinklers!
Eliminate your reliance on Mother Nature
Reduce annual need for re-seedingKey aims for grounds managers
Installing tent stakes
Staking roads for snow plowing
Exercise valve diaphragms
Check for broken sprinklers
Check wiring integrity
Change program to suit the weather
Avoid the “Set it and Forget It” mentality
Gardens vs. Lawn
Sunny vs. Shady areas
Rotors vs. Mist Spray
Slopes vs. level lawn
Drip for shrubs and perennials
Drip for disease susceptible perennials
Water conservation and Liability Issues
- Avoid spraying across public walks
- Use check valves to
avoid low head
- Adjust controller for
seasonal changesDesign for Efficiency
Broken sprinkler riser
Rotors that don’t rotate
Wires cut by . . . . . . .
Don’t just add sprinklers
add a new zone
Prune shrubs to avoid blocking sprinklers
Raise sprinklers as turf thickens
Monitor water qualitySpecific Maintenance Issues
Set it and Forget it.
You’ll never discover the problem until
there IS one!
will result in the following . . . . . . . . . . .