Students will gain advanced knowledge on sprinkler and drip irrigation systems to include designing for the future; two-wire systems; backflow preventer applications; piping options; drip system components and their purpose; soil chemical interactions, pH, and salts; and turf, tree, and shrub selection criteria. Additionally, students will learn about water-smart maintenance practices including how to manage water efficiently using ET, sprinkler precipitation rates, water infiltration rates, and horticultural practices that can reduce water run-off; advanced irrigation system troubleshooting techniques; watering strategies for different plant maturity levels; plant pruning strategies to save water and improve plant health.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Student will be introduced to advanced sprinkler and drip irrigation systems including designing for future system expansion, how to design two-wire systems, appropriate and compliant backflow preventer applications, piping options, and drip system components and their purpose.
Students will also learn horticultural science concepts affecting irrigation designs including soil chemical interactions, as well as selection criteria for water-conservative turf, tree and shrub species.
Students will be taught maintenance practices to manage water efficiently including how to use evapotranspiration rates, sprinkler precipitation rates, and water infiltration rates in differing soil types to accurately apply irrigation water. They will also learn about horticultural maintenance practices that can reduce water run-off, plant pruning strategies to save water and improve plant health, and watering strategies for different plant maturity levels.
New Mexico Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects