Designed to suit a variety of hard-to-irrigate areas, the Eco-Mat uses a specifically engineered combination of inline emitter tubing and fleece, which evenly disperses water from under the surface. Eco-Mat consists of HunterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢šÂ¬s specialized fleece wrapped inline emitter tubing (Eco-Wrap), attached to specialized fleece. Eco-Mat is then installed in the soil to be irrigated, directly under the plant material. When water is emitted, the Eco-Wrap fills and in turn, saturates the Eco-Mat. The Eco-Mat not only makes subsurface drip a viable solution, it makes it a great one. Since thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢šÂ¬s never water on the surface, high-traffic turf areas in places like amusement parks, city parks, and commercial complexes can be used all day without the need to budget time for overhead irrigation or worry about vandalism.
The Eco-Mat is also proven to be a highly efficient solution for green roof irrigation. Green roofs use specially engineered soils or growing media that allow for drainage at a much higher rate than natural soil. It is difficult to grow plants in this kind of growing media because it holds very little water. The Eco-Mat provides water to 100% of the irrigated area and holds 1/2 gallon of water in every square yard of mat. When the Eco-Mat is saturated, it provides a reservoir of water from which the plants can draw.
Because of common problems like irregular distribution, the capillary rate of soils, and root intrusion into drip emitters, typical subsurface irrigation with bare emitter tubing is seldom regarded as a viable solution.
Eco-Mat not only makes subsurface drip a viable solution, it makes it a great one. And it solves all of these traditional problems with efficiency-minded innovations. Here's how it works The Eco-Mat consists of Hunter's fleece wrapped inline emitter tubing (PLD-ESD), mounted on top of specialized fleece. Eco-Mat is then installed in the soil to be irrigated, directly under the plant material. When water is emitted, the PLD-ESD fills and in turn saturates the Eco-Mat. Each square meter of mat can hold up to two litres of water. With Eco-Mat covering the entire area, water is always available to all the roots, accelerating the capillary effect of the soil. A world of new possibilities Where legislation has restricted overhead irrigation, Eco-Mat is the answer. Since there's never water on the surface, high-traffic public turf areas can be used all day with no need to worry about vandalism or damage. And because the Eco-Mat can be customized to fit any area, even the oddest shaped designs and most unique rooftops can grow healthy plants and grass.