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Welcome to the Eco-Mat support section. Here you will find design guides and installation details.
Eco-Mat - Installation
Recommended Eco-Mat installation depth per plant type: Turf: 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters), Perennials and groundcovers: 8 inches (20 centimeters), Shrubs: 12 inches (30
Run Eco-Mat parallel to longest irrigated area length to ensure quick installation and to minimize fitting quantities. To calculate Eco-Mat row quantity for a specific area, divide
Position the Entry and Flush Manifold
Establish a firm header (entry manifold) on the shortest side of irrigated area. A PVC entry manifold is recommended for durability and stability. Install each manifold below the
Lay The Product
Install Eco-Mat with dripline on the top side of the mat. Unroll the mat perpendicular to the entry header. Cut the mat with tubing cutters, scissors, or a blade to conform to
Eco-Mat is particularly effective with rooftop gardens where the growing medium is very lightweight and porous. Typical dripline cannot succeed well within this soil profile, yet
Open the manual flush valve at the exhaust manifold and pressurize the system to thoroughly remove debris within the dripline. Flush until water runs clear. This could take
In general, slightly sandy soil (sandy loam) is ideal for subsurface irrigation; this is because “medium” textured soils have the greatest amount of water available to plants
We recommend using a temporary supplemental overhead irrigation system to establish plant material in conjunction with the subsurface system. Temporary supplemental overhead
Keep the Eco-Mat lightly moist at all times. Eco-Mat emitters flow at a rate of 0.6 gallons per hour (2.2 liters per hour). With consistent 14-inch (35-centimeter) laterals,
Install and use soil moisture sensor (Soil-Clik®) on or just above the mat to maximize water savings and reduce overwatering.
Roots can, and likely will, grow through the mat. The PET fleece defends against root intrusion into the emitters without injecting toxic chemicals or harmful metal byproducts
Regularly check the Eco-Indicator to identify leaks or clogs in the system. Check any subsurface system on a regular schedule by viewing the health of the planted materials.
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