SAGE Advice - The
You need to know :
Drainage is the science of how water moves within the soil and is collected and removed from a site. It is a complex subject governed by some complex soil physics. In a very large number of cases some of this physics has been simplified by teachers and others, resulting in completely wrong concepts being implemented into the landscape. The most common of these is that "water moves sideways in a soil at a reasonable rate", whereas in fact in almost all cases the sideways movement of water can be ignored, as only minute amounts of water are moved sideways in soils compared with downward movement.
This book deals with all aspects of drainage for sportsturf and horticulture in a way that has never been presented before. The complex aspects of soil physics, which make drainage such a difficult subject to understand, have been converted into Plain English easily understood by the practitioner and the student. At the same time the concepts have not been simplified, and they remain scientifically correct.
This book covers the following topics :
162 pages 52 illustrations
Published by Horticultral Engineering Consultancy, 5 Brimage Place, Kambah ACT Australia
Last modified: December 21, 2001