Drip Irrigation – for Golf Course Irrigation Systems

New irrigation technology is proving itself in the toughest of environments – the farming industry. Even dairy farming operations in a place like Texas, where hot, dry and long summers are the norm have found that drip irrigation technology is a boon to their operations.

Drip irrigation – often sold as “Micro Drip Irrigation” – has become a popular choice for many larger scale operations. In basic terms, it consists of a network of pipes, tubing, valves and emitters (the equivalent of the spray nozzles in other systems). It can be installed above ground to drip on the surface of the soil or underground at root level. The latter is also called “subsurface drip irrigation” or SDI, and for these systems the drip tape (as the network is called) is installed below the plant roots. It’s ideal in situations that use recycled water or where resources are limited – and who can afford to waste water nowadays?

Drip irrigation systems can be used for:

• Agriculture

Golf course irrigation

• Landscape irrigation

Farmers are naturally concerned with the environment they depend on and keenly aware of the necessity for conserving resources. In their search for viable and environmentally friendly options, drip irrigation has become the method of choice in many areas. Drip irrigation results in systems that are nearly 100% efficient – with no run off and a significant drop in the amount of water that’s used over the course of a year. That same rationale is why they often make the best choice for a golf course, where a lush, green landscape is not only aesthetically pleasing, it’s what will make or break your business.

Drip irrigations systems have a number of advantages and benefits:

• Water goes exactly where it’s required at root level

• It eliminates waste, overspray and runoff

• Most systems include a root inhibitor technology that keeps plant roots from obstructing the tubing

• It saves both water and fertilizer

• It can be used in tight areas where larger systems can’t fit

• They’re uniquely customizable and can be designed to fit virtually any landscape

There’s another distinct advantage when it comes to a golf course – the fact that the system is underground means that it won’t disrupt or interfere with your clients as they play through the course. We can design a system that will precisely deliver water to turf root zones in bunker surrounds, tee boxes, lake perimeters and hardscape areas.

FutureGreen Irrigation – Your Golf Course Irrigation Partner

The Future Green Irrigation team has a combined total of three decades providing irrigation for many of Ontario’s most elite golf courses, from small renovations to complete renovations. We carefully examine the unique shapes and features of your landscape, and work closely with you to determine your goals and visions for the course. Our team has a solid understanding of how each sprinkler’s placement and pattern ensures the golf course’s turf remains healthy, lush and exquisite.

Contact us for any of your irrigation design or maintenance service needs by visiting us online at Future Green Irrigation. Call (416) 553-7488 in Toronto, 905-960-0040 in York Region or 705-999-0907 in Barrie or toll free 1-866-936-5296 for a free consultation with no obligation at any time. You’ll be glad you did!


It’s our mission to provide our customers with the best in irrigation and lawn sprinkler system installation and service, exceeding all expectations – whether it’s a new installation or maintaining an existing system. With Future Green Irrigation, no project is too large or too small and you deal directly with the principals of our business, which provides you with a commitment to quality through a personalized, hands-on approach and peace-of-mind through accountability and trust. We cover the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Durham, Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Orangeville and Caledon, Ontario.


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