Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation

Overview

  • Drip irrigation is placed at the very top of the system.
  • Use 3/4″ Irrigation tubing with 1/2 gal/hr button emitters.
  • The drip system goes in last on top of the felt so it is easily accessible to observe and verify water flow and change emitter if required.
  • Recommend to use 2 emitters per grid. This helps distribute water more evenly and provides a backup emitter if one becomes clogged.
  • For detailed information see: Florafelt Drip Irrigation Guide

Florafelt Pro System Installation

Drip Irrigation is added to the Florafelt Pro System for a custom living wall installation for a private home in Carmel, California. This internal courtyard living facade was created and installed by Living Green Design, San Francisco.

Florafelt Pro System Installation by Living Green Design

Florafelt Pro System Installation by Living Green Design

Irrigation timer is located near the water source and will be hidden within the living wall itself. Zip times are used to secure the timer and tubing to the wire grids.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Timer Mounting

All tubing is located at the front of the wall for easy access for future maintenance. Simplicity and convenience are optimal for a reliable system.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Timer Mounting

Drip emitters are inserted into the tubing at at standing level to make it easier. Once the emitters are placed the tubing is moved to the top row then secured into place.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Locating Holes

Holes are created with an irrigation tubing punch designed for drip emitters.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Punching Holes

1/2 gallon per hour button emitters are placed 2 per pocket 1 inch inside each wire.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Emitters

A 1/2 irrigation tubing tee will connect to the timer below.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Tubing Connection

Tubing with emitters placed is then attached to the top front edge with zip ties.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Mounting

Emitters are pointed inward so they will drip into the system.

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Diagram

Florafelt Pro System Drip Irrigation Diagram