Categories for Irrigation Design

How Landscape Architecture Can Better Combat Air Pollution

July 18, 2022 4:35 pm Published by

There are many goals for an ideal landscape. First, you certainly want it to be aesthetically pleasing. Second, you need to ensure it is enjoyable for people to use, or at the very least, safe for them to navigate. Next, you may want to design it to be easy to maintain. You could also craft a landscape that makes the best use of natural resources like water. But lastly, and often overlooked, you should design a landscape that can better combat air pollution.   Altogether, it’s a tall order. That’s why we have become experts at executing just such ideal landscape architecture for our clients here at Jerry Pate Design. But today, we’re going to break it down and help you to explore the final of those goals. Here is how landscape architecture can better combat air pollution.  You Can Combat Air Pollution by Being Thoughtful About Plant and Tree Selection Mother Nature herself can’t always decide precisely which plants and trees will go where. One wishes she could, because certain plant varieties can have an immense impact on clearing air pollution. You can help by doing this for her!  Plants and trees purify the air by both removing pollutants and […]

The 3 Best Ways to Conserve Water in Your Commercial Landscape

June 13, 2022 7:09 pm Published by

There are many reasons to seek water-saving methods in your commercial landscape. For starters, you are helping the planet by reserving resources. But you’ll also find your wallet heftier and your maintenance needs more minimal—win, win, win! Let’s talk about the three best ways to conserve water in your commercial landscape. #1 Optimize with a Certified Irrigation Designer One way to conserve water in your commercial landscape is to take a step that will improve every aspect of it: hire a Certified Irrigation Designer. Working hand in hand with one of these licensed experts, you can create a landscape that makes water usage ideal.  We’ve discussed the four main methods of irrigation before. But the best way to conserve water is to work with a pro who can help you identify the perfect one for your microclimate and needs.  #2 Consider Hardscaping We all love a lushly green expanse of healthy grasses and beautiful trees and plants. Still, when we think about water consumption, it helps to incorporate hardscape. Where there are hard surfaces instead of plant-based ones, you can save plenty of water.  Concrete, pavers, brick—there are many choices. A professional landscape architecture company, and especially one with a […]

Brad Alexander Honored with the Eric Doelker Memorial Award

May 28, 2022 3:11 pm Published by

Jerry Pate Design is proud to announce that Brad Alexander, one of our design associates and our resident Certified Irrigation Designer, has been recognized for his exemplary service to others. Brad was awarded the Eric Doelker Memorial award for outstanding leadership during his graduation with the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2022. The award is presented to the one class member whose “actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, do more, and become more.” At Jerry Pate Design, he faithfully leads our project design and construction teams in selfless dedication to our clients and project end users. It is an honor to work with Brad as we continue to create more and more wonderful and exciting spaces for our communities to enjoy.

What Are the 4 Methods of Irrigation (And Why Should You Care)?

April 8, 2022 8:10 pm Published by

We’ve recently talked about the value proper irrigation design brings to a landscape and the importance of hiring a Certified Irrigation Designer. But today, we’re going to dive into a little more detail on irrigation itself. Did you know that there are actually four main methods of irrigation? Each has a time and place in which it is ideal, and a CID will be able to make the perfect choice. Still, it can be helpful for you to have a good idea of which would work best for your commercial landscape as you begin discussions with the pros. Let’s talk about them!  #1 Furrow, the Farmer’s Choice of Methods of Irrigation We’re starting with this one because it probably isn’t what you would use for a commercial landscape, so we might as well get it out of the way. Furrow is one of the primary methods of irrigation, but it’s really just suited to farming. As an article from University of Missouri explains it, “Furrows are made with a hipper that forms parallel beds, and are usually spaced 30 or 38 inches apart. Water flows from a pump to furrows in lay-flat plastic pipes.”   It’s a brilliant approach for cultivating […]

The Value of Proper Irrigation Design (For Your Pocketbook and the Planet)

March 7, 2022 9:51 pm Published by

When we talk about landscape architecture, one of the most important factors to consider is irrigation. Why? Well, plants need water! And while they do get this naturally from rainfall, a proper irrigation design will make the most of that rainfall and other sources of hydration. That can save you money, improve the conditions of the environment, keep people in the landscape safe, and help the planet. It’s no small list! So, let’s discuss the value of proper irrigation design in a little more detail.   Irrigation Keeps Plants Healthy (And Looking Like It) This is probably the most obvious benefit of proper irrigation design, but it is inarguably key! What is the point of pouring time and money into a landscape design that ends up looking wilted or brown? If you don’t invest in a proper irrigation design (via Certified Irrigation Designers; more on that here), this could happen!  The volume of rainfall your landscape experiences can vary based on a plethora of elements. For example, if you have a large amount of tree cover, the plants and grasses below might get less water. But when you have an irrigation system that enables you to direct more water to them, […]