‘Tailored’ water: the latest in lawn care

11 julio 2014

‘Fertigation,’ drip irrigation and decentralized water treatment are new keys to a lush, green, sustainable lawn, researchers report. Their vision: a decentralized treatment system at a city’s subdivision would be «tailored» to generate effluent during the summer that contained 15 parts per million (ppm) of the nutrient nitrate. Residents would then use this water to fertigate their lawns. Because drip systems put water directly into the soil homeowners wouldn’t come in contact with it.