Landscape Design with Water in Mind -
Irrigation Design and Scheduling
Instructor: Lori Palmquist
For the irrigation designer, reducing water use in the landscape, or dealing with the prospect of little or no available water is a balancing act. To this end, we strive to use as little water as we dare, while keeping the plants as robust and happy as possible.
As water restrictions increase, and some water purveyors are already denying any water for irrigation in 2022, this course may well be vital to sustain our landscapes and our businesses. Sign up now to prepare yourself and your team, if applicable.
When designing for little or no available water, the irrigation designer must be diligent to put systems in place that not only optimize every drop of water, but that spell out management practices that uphold the promise of plant health and welfare for the life of the landscape. The key to success extends far beyond the drawing board or the CAD design software.
In this course, irrigation designer Lori Palmquist will explore strategies for using less water in the irrigation design and scheduling phase of a landscape project. She presents new, innovative ideas, as well as time-tested methods.
● Temporary irrigation systems - when, where, and how to use them
● Irrigating to ETo
● Using mulch and compost to optimize soil water content and minimize water lost from the soil
● The difference between establishing new plants and watering mature plants
● Meters and flow sensing to monitor and regulate irrigation water
● The concept of planting the water
● Striving for net-zero-water landscaping
● Leveraging rainfall
● Precise scheduling strategies
Who this course is for
We have created content suitable for:
- Landscape designers and landscape architects
- Design-build contractors
- Students in the landscape professions
- Property and account managers who oversee landscapes
- Architects/engineers who want to know more about water-conserving landscape approaches
Who this course is not for
Homeowners and those who are not designers or maintainers of landscapes