Irrigation Types Used at SmartLawn
There are two general catagories of irrigation used in the SmartLawn demonstration.
#1: Overhead Rotary Stream Irrigation
SmartLawn utilizes rotary nozzle sprinklers which are more water efficient than rotor sprinklers in smaller urban areas. Rotary nozzle sprinklers put out multiple streams of water at varying distances while simultaneously rotating in a stationary body. For more information describing sprinkler head types, vist this link.
#2: Subsurface Eco-Mat Irrigation
Eco-Mat is novel, subsurface irrigation product carried by Hunter Industries. Eco-mat uses an engineered combination of inline emitter tubing connected to a fleece mat, which evenly disperses water from under the surface of the soil. The wrap and mat material are composed of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) - a material which aids in capillary water movement while also holding water for future use.