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All About The Dirt 5

  1. 1. 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 1
  2. 2. Landscape Projects Optimized … It’s all about the Dirt! Reduce Landscape Cost Reduce Water Usage Improve Results Prepared by: Michael Huff mwfitzhugh@yahoo.com Howard R. Asher Howard.Asher@2GLS.com 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 2
  3. 3. Reduce landscape cost by over 30% Reduce Water by 25% Improve Results by 60% http://eetd.lbl.gov/env/mlf/soilcarbon/scalup.html 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 3
  4. 4. Ground-up Planning vs. Plant Down !   Project Grading Removes Top Soils !   Post Final Grade !   Build Hyper Nutrient Perfect Soil directly in the planting areas !   Plant 1 to 2 sizes smaller Plant Materials !   5 Gal. Plant Looks like 15 Gal. in 3 Months & 24” Box in 6/9 months—in Perfect Soil !   Plants Perform 3x Better than Classic Soil Prep http://www.digitalseed.com http://www.rain.org 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 4
  5. 5. Reduce landscape cost by over 30% !   Plant a Small Plant in “Perfect Soil” OR !   Plant a Big Plant in “Dirt” !   Spend a Little Money on Perfecting the Soil OR !   Spend a Lot of Money on Real-Big Plants !   The Landscape Looks “Good” Instantly OR !   The Landscape Looks “Outstanding” in 3 months— Beautiful in 6 months—Award Winning in 9 months and 3 years established in 12 months 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 5
  6. 6. Building Perfect Soil !   Soil Test* Planting Areas, by types of plants planned !   Amend and Supplement, per soil test result & Lab’s instructions !   Normal ingredients for most California coast & valley Soils !   Aged Manure !   Agricultural (washed) Grade Course Sand !   Compost Amendments Rich in Micronutrients !   Fertilizers with Select Trace Micronutrients Elements & Chelator† !   Thoroughly Till (12 /18”) into Soil at least 60 days prior to planting !   Deep water in every 10 days with temporary overhead systems !   60 days - Spot Retest Soil !   Re-amend per Lab’s instructions !   Re-till lightly (6”) the planting areas !   Install subsurface irrigation !   Prepare planting areas and plant !   Spread 10 lbs Earthworms** per 1,000 sq ft *http://ceventura.ucdavis.edu/ben/avo_handbook/resources/labs.htm ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthworm † www.drbensonsmix.com 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 6
  7. 7. Reduce Water by 25% to 40% !   Subsurface Irrigation System !   Less Material Cost vs. PVC + Overhead System !   Less Labor Cost vs. PVC + Overhead System !   Less Maintenance Cost vs. PVC + Overhead System !   Fertilize in-Line irrigation system !   No Runoff, Soil Erosion or Overspray !   No Hardscape or Garden Light Damage !   No Water Spray Staining or Auto Paint Damage !   Reduce Recycled Water Warnings and Issues !   No Mosquito or Mud Puddles !   No Sprinkler-head Damage, Repair or Adjustment !   No Sprinkler Relocation as Plants Grow !   Grass and soil surface always dry to mow or walk-on even during irrigation cycle 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 7
  8. 8. Reduce Structural Damage & Waste Runoff, Soil Erosion or Overspray Mosquito & Mud Puddles Hardscape Damage, Water Spray Staining or Auto Paint Damage, Sprinkler-head Damage, Repair or Adjustment 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 8
  9. 9. Reduce Water by 25% to 40% !   Sub-surface Irrigation System 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 9
  10. 10. Reduce Water by 25% to 40% !   Subsurface Irrigation System 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 10
  11. 11. Place Fertilizer at the Root !   Subsurface Fertilization System Fertigation is a process in which fertilizer is dissolved and distributed along with water in your subsurface or spray irrigation system. There is abundant research available that supports the superiority of fertigation as compared to traditional fertilizing techniques. http://fertigator.com/ www.ezflofertilizing.com/ www.drbensonsmix.com 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 11
  12. 12. Reduce Water by 25% to 40% !   GeoFlow Subsurface Irrigation System Geoflow International Group, is headquartered in Corte Madera, California THE nano-ROOTGUARD ADVANTAGE Nano-ROOTGUARD is the key to Geoflow’s success with subsurface drip irrigation. ROOTGUARD technology combines Treflan® with the drip emitter to inhibit root growth. The herbicide is released at a uniform rate, maintaining sufficient http://www.geoflow.com concentration in the soil immediately surrounding the drip emitter to prevent root growth into the emitter. Built-in ROOTGUARD protection is guaranteed by Geoflow to prevent roots from growing into subsurface drip emitters. Nano-ROOTGUARD is a patented Geoflow improvement which increases the expected life from 20years to 30 years. Geoflow movie http://www.geoflow.com/geoflow.rm American Architectural Review with Morley Safer Video http://www.geoflow.com/movie.html 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 12
  13. 13. Irrigation, Wastewater, Filters & Controllers !   Netafim Subsurface Irrigation System Netafim International Group, is headquartered in Fresno, California http://www.netafimusa.com Online Videos http://www.netafimusa.com/landscape/literature/online-videos 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 13
  14. 14. Reduce Water by 25% to 40% !   Subsurface Irrigation System Resources & Vendors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drip_irrigation SSDI SubSurface Drip Irrigation Turf & Water Management http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYD6s0hUXpY Subsurface Drip Irrigation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p7tfQqfdLY Greywater reuse system Bilby Aqua http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2YTzAKmGmY Drip Irrigation .org http://www.dripirrigation.org/ Fertilizer Injector www.ezfloinjection.com Very Best Inline Fertilizer www.drbensonsmix.com Onsite Weather Monitors www.smartline.com 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 14
  15. 15. Improve Results by 60% !   Combine “Perfect Soil” with Subsurface Irrigation will Optimize Landscape Portion of Project !   Reduce Landscape Installation Budget & Maintenance !   Greatly Reduce Water Usage and Runoff Waste and Soil Erosion !   Resulting in a Beautiful Landscape Aesthetic !   Improve Profit 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 15
  16. 16. Landscape Projects Optimized 6/13/10 Open Source Methodology 16

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