Designing Efficient Irrigation

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Date(s) - 03/13/2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Heritage Room, Bachmans on Lyndale


This discussion will cover basic and intermediate irrigation design directed to the landscape designer. This will be directed toward efficiencies in irrigation, new technologies, general design understanding and practices promoting proper irrigation installation. Just applying water does not make it correct or efficient, proper understanding of the basics allow for your landscape and plant beds to thrive while contributing to water quality and water conservation. The EPA has estimated that 9 billion Gallons of water, one third of all residential water use,  is used in irrigation per day, with nearly 50% wasted due to evaporation or runoff. This discussion will help you with the following.

  • Understanding Irrigation Basics
  • Calculating Irrigation Areas (Hydozones)
  • Understanding Plant Water Usage and how to Design for Plant Water Needs
  • Specifying Irrigation (Why, How, When and Where)
  • New Technologies


Bryan D. Goff, Director of Design + Sciences, President

As Director of Design + Sciences, President for Grey Leaf Design, Inc., Bryan is responsible for setting and controlling the design direction of the project. Bryan’s role is interactive to ensure the functional, practical and aesthetic elements of the design are achieved. Bryan’s interest in the environment and his passion for design is enhanced by a commitment to excellence in design and innovation through science and research. He brings over 20 years of experience with a vast portfolio of projects from small residential gardens, to luxury private residences, 40,000-square foot green roofs, to master site planning. His belief in a collaborative design process is evident in his work. This belief has brought award winning design and recognition as an innovator when it comes to solving site design challenges and create inspiring landscape design.