The active BlueLite-Net irrigation system was developed for a water saving and cost-efficient subsurface irrigation of athletic fields, green roofs, city trees, slopes, lawns, viticulture, agriculture and trees.
It consists of an irrigation tube, which conducts the water via a nonwoven covering into a distribution net (Lite-Net), where it is extensively and evenly distributed at root level. The voluminous net consists of up to 90% interconnected voids, which are able to store and distribute the water optimally.
The nonwoven covering protects the tube’s openings against root penetration and fine soil particles. It as well distributes the water linearly along the tube and multiplies the water/ soil contact area by a thousand!
The subsurface irrigation prevents evaporation, felting and water logging, reducing soil surface maintenance costs. The irrigation is always and continuously possible, even if the irrigated surface is being used. Due to the open and flexible net shape, no barrier is formed for the plants, which means that the roots can grow freely and even anchor themselves around the net. 100% of the water stored in the net is thus available for the plants (up to 10 l/m², depending on the net type). Compared to spray irrigation, BlueLite-Net saves up to 70% of water. The cost efficient and easy to install BlueLite-Net can be deployed at any depth – optimally adapted to the plants – in waves as well as in multiple layers.
Even during the initial growing phase or in case of a plant mix, the roots are excellently irrigated and aerated as the BlueLite-Net can be installed at e.g. only 10 cm depth.
- Extensive water distribution without evaporation
- Easy installation at any desired depth
- Cost-efficient and durable
- Water accumulator penetrable for roots
- Water savings of up to 70%
- Protection of the irrigation pipe by nonwoven covering
BlueLite-Net is also ideal for trees. The installation is easy: for already planted trees, the covered irrigation tube is deployed as a ring around the tree in 5-10 cm depth. For new trees, the ring is additionally put in contact with a vegetation net surrounding the root bale. The irrigation pipes are thus protected against UV radiation and vandalism. The great water/soil contact area allows the water to be distributed evenly. This new system greatly reduces the staff cost as well as the water consumption.
BlueLite-Net is also ideally suited for watering slopes, especially when they are highly exposed to the sun:
- due to the subsurface deployment, BlueLite-Net is well protected against acts of vandalism
- the open net structure does not produce sliding areas, thus increasing the slope’s stability
- the slope is optimally supplied with water from underground, which means that water does not evaporate on the surface
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