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Jardinier's SurfaceFlow(TM) Meets Turf Management Class






The hard line pipe system is installed similar to a conventional system, in trenches 8 inches deep. The spacing of the hard line laterals and the spacing of the emitters is based on soil type, type of plants, exposure and slop. Photo by Park & Rec Trades


New landscape technology uses water emitters instead of spray heads.

Jardinier Corporation has announced that its SurfaceFlow(TM) irrigation system was installed at Fullerton Community College (FCC) as part of a Turf Management Class under the instruction of Steve Dugas. The patented irrigation system developed and marketed by Jardinier under the brand SurfaceFlow(TM) was introduced in 2004 and is a proprietary irrigation system for turf and shrub area that virtually eliminates water runoff and cuts water usage by as much as 50%.

The class assignment was to install Jardinier system and monitor its effectiveness. Utilizing one of campus' test plots, located at the Horticulture Department, students and representatives from Jardinier installed the SurfaceFlow(TM) irrigation system, prepared the soil and installed sod. The irrigation system, which eliminates runoff and is virtually 95% efficient, was conceptualized by Dr. Joe Hung at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California (Cal Poly) more than 10 years ago.

The system utilizes the turf thatch and stolons or mulch to evenly distribute the water by wicking. The system has been thoroughly tested at Cal Poly for its efficiency and runoff characteristics. Those results showed SurfaceFlow(TM) irrigation has significant lower runoff than traditional sprinkler systems while lowering water usage.

In discussing the project, Landscape Architect and consultant to Jardinier Stephen Rose commented, "This water delivery system, which is very effective on turf, ground covers and shrubs areas, is very easy to install and has proven to be very low maintenance." Rose added, "SurfaceFlow(TM) irrigation is the wave of the future and it is important for the student at FCC to learn about its benefits first hand." Mr. Rose went on to explain the technology underlining the irrigation. "The hard line pipe system is installed similar to a conventional system, in trenches 8 inches deep. The spacing of the hard line laterals and the spacing of the emitters is based on soil type, type of plants, exposure and slop.

The spacing has been calculated taking into account these factors and is available through Jardinier. Jardinier offers both design and design assists services. The remote control valves include a Y strainer and 30psi pressure regulator.

The system is easy to install as a retrofit or new installation." Gene Nalbandian, Jardinier Chief Executive Officer stated, "It was a pleasure to work with the students at FCC. We are very excited to help the students at FCC learn about environmentally sustainable irrigation designs which will prove to be an important ingredient in preservation of our natural resources and for those projects seeking LEED points or certification. Also as Cities, Counties and Water Districts respond to California's Model Irrigation Ordinance regulations (AB 325 and 1881) SurfaceFlow(TM) is the idea environmental solutions to eliminate runoff and reduce water usage."

About Jardinier: Jardinier is a recognized Brand of energy saving, water conservation and irrigation products and services. Jardinier works directly with landscape professionals and property owners to create sustainable environments that add beauty, while conserving water and virtually eliminating water runoff. Jardinier provides turnkey solutions from design to assistance with installation and maintenance. Jardinier products are ideal for new installations and can be easily retrofitted into existing systems and designs.

Source: Park & Rec Trades


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