It is understood by garden crops the group of species used in gardens, golf courses, horserace courses and other installations aimed at decoration or sports.
First, gardens are widely extended and many are aimed at creating a space carefully decorated for the enjoyment of users. Moreover, botanical gardens are also used for investigation. In them, a great number of species are housed that come from many parts of the world and have particular growing conditions that must be respected to ensure a proper growth and development.
Gardens include a great variety of plants:
- Bushes: such as hedges with small trunks.
- Herbaceous: from grass to medicinal plants, they don't have trunks, for example lavender.
- Carpet and vivacious plants: they require a controlled irrigation.
- Tuberous: does that emerge from a tuber such as begonias.
- Bulbous: they emerge from a bulb such as tulips and daffodils.
- Aerial: those whose roots are uncovered such as orchids.
- Climbing plants: they need a support to latch on, such as ivy.
- Cactuses: they accumulate water and endure arid climates.
- Flowers: they can be seasonal or annual.
- Trees and palmtrees : their trunks have different functions from decoration to providing shadow and colour.
On the other hand, many sport facilities have a base of different kinds of grass; we are referring particularly to golf courses, soccer fields and horserace course. A proper maintenance of these facilities is essential to ensure that activities are carried out in the most safe and just manner.
The most common types of grass are:
- Festuca Arundinácea.
- Bermuda: Celebration, Latitude 36 y Tifway 419.
- Paspalum vaginatum SeaIsle 2000.
- Mezcla: Park, Verd y Continental.
- Agrostis: stolonifera Penncross, stolonifera L 93, stolonifera A 4, stolonifera Tee One y stolonifera A 1.
- Dichondra repens.
- Zoysia: Geo, Empire y japónica Zenith.
- Lolium perenne.
- Mixto o híbrido, mezcla de artificial y natural.
What does Plantae contribute to garden, golf courses and other public administrations?
In facilities where visual and interior maintenance is apriority, the soil's condition is one of the most important parts in the fields managements.
Given the complexity of the care of each species that characterise these facilities, one must seek solutions to control the fields'/gardens' moisture that allow a strategic measurement of the different blocks of plants or irrigation sectors and classify the surface according to the amount of water required.
On one hand, the control of irrigation prevents the plants from suffering water stress based on the demands of each one. On the other hand, salts are essential for the correct development of plants, but excess in salinity is an important problem and more when there is little soil depth. Moisture control and irrigation frequency based on the water needs of the plants prevent the salts from accumulating around the wet bulb, encouraging the plant's growth. This is why it is important to know the moisture and salinity condition at a given moment of the different species in order to design a proper irrigation and fertilisation strategy .
At Plantae, we are aware that these decisions involve a critical moment in the design and management of the field, therefore we offer the necessary tools to guide the irrigation management towards the most adequate solution . The Plantae station's readings provide with the necessary data on which to base the irrigation program. Each reading has its function:
- Humidity:change the irrigation cycles based on each reading to give the crops the exact water it needs: quantity, frequency, duration
- Conductivity:keep the soil's salinity levels below the detrimental thresholds for the crops.
- Temperature:take action against frosts and control of other parameters.
- Subsoil temperature:control of the soil's temperature and correlation with the surface temperature.
- Flowmeter: irrigation monitoring, irrigators control, incidence localisation...
All the stations are adapted to the soil type and reading depth relevant in each case. Also, always accompanied by the support and follow-up of a team of agricultural technicians and engineers that adjust the reading ranges, analyze the soil and provide counseling monthly while accompanying you in the optimisation of resources.