Homeowners guide for landscaping and irrigation practices in the United Arab Emirates.
I have all the core information ready.
Content should be along the following:
a) Giving context, i.e. UAE
b) Sheikh Zayed quote/story
c) Mentioning/ thanking potential partner organizations
a) History of the garden in two/three sentences
b) General usage/purpose, i.e. giving the home owner ideas for what to do with the space such as:
o Pool, play & sports,
o growing fruits/vegetables, holding animals
o outdoor living room & outdoor dining (BBQ),
o purely aesthetic representative space
c) Overview of the UAE specific potential materials:
o Soil (sweet sand, additives, etc.)
o Hard Surfaces (pavers, gravel, artificial turf, etc.)
o Water (pools, ponds, fountains & other water features)
d) Recommended Maintenance Guidelines
• Propose to have an excerpt with brief history of irrigation in UAE Falaj/ flood irrigation with x number of trees before 1960’s / start of modern irrigation and today estimated y numbers of trees.
• Recommend certified professional contractor
• Quick Tips (International Best Practice)
o Step by step starting with: “when do I need xxx?” (depending of liters/day) refer to online water calculation tool
o Types of irrigation system elements from tanks to pipes to valves to risers to emitters etc. (show and explain in simple terms)
o What is a tank and why do I need it?
o What is a pump(station) and why do I need it?
o What is a controller and why do I need it?
o Recommended zoning guidelines
o Materials (similar to above but more detailed and technical)
o Required Equipment and Tools for installation
o Recommended depth of main lines & laterals
c) Operation and Maintenance
o Operation Times and Seasonality
o Controller Settings (Weather Station)
o Cleaning of Emitters
o Seasonal Flushing
4. Other related tips for water/electricity saving