ecotube Home and Garden

ecotube for Garden Maintenance and Sustainable Living

A beautifully kept and well-maintained home garden is one thing that will never go out of fashion. With ecotube, you are able to show off your stunning green garden while at the same time implementing a system that is both sustainable and not harmful to the environment.

Turn your garden green and your neighbours green with envy.

ecotube is a highly efficient permeable subterranean irrigation system (often referred to as a soaker tube) that produces an even water distribution of 100m.

Manufactured in Germany mainly from recycled tyres, this underground irrigation system ensures a consistent release of water, which creates a homogenous, humid zone, providing plants with the perfect amount of water. Because of the permeability, oxygen and nutrients can be distributed through the ecotube as well.

Due to a rising popularity of beautifully kept home gardens, the design of ecotube, with it being below ground, means that it is not an eye-sore when compared to conventional irrigation systems. ecotube is the ideal solution for maintaining the most aesthetically-pleasing home garden.

The system saves up to 58% of water and can save up to 70% of water consumption, while at the same time has an average yield increase of up to 27%.

Due to strict quality controls and subsurface installation, ecotube is very durable and protected from external influences like evaporation, UV damage, lawn mowers, animals/pests etc. With above ground irrigation systems, there is always the ongoing maintenance and replacement of fittings and pipes. ecotube not only saves you in the long run on maintenance costs, but most importantly, will save you on your water and electricity bill.

We understand that water is a scarcity that we need to protect, with ecotube, you not only save water but also contribute highly in the recycling of tyres that are burned yearly. Let’s support the environment by using more eco-friendly products that are of high quality and beneficial to not only you as the end user, but mother earth too!

Benefits of ecotube

  • Yield increase of up to 27 %
  • Save 58% of water and in some instances up to 70%
  • Fertilizer saving
  • No sodification
  • Longevity
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental friendly
  • Require less to none maintenance
  • 8 years warranty

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Beneifits

Yield Increase

Because of the optimal supply of water, oxygen, and nutrients in the root system, there is a significant increase in crop yield of up to 30%. Coupled with this increased yield, plants gain higher resilience and quality.

Water Savings

The water savings from ecotube can be as high as 70%

That’s because of the even and continuous supply of water is provided by the permeable line irrigation – giving your plants exactly the right amount of continuous moisture they need for optimal growth.

Fertilizer Savings

You can save up to 30% of your fertilizer costs because ecotube’s efficiency enables perfectly even distribution of fertilizer directly at the roots of the plant.

No Sodification

Because ecotube is installed underground, salinization (sodification) of the soil is avoided – with many conventional irrigation systems, there is an accumulation of water-soluble salts in the soil, specifically in regions that are arid, causing salinization.

Longevity

High tensile strength, coupled with permeability across the entire length of ecotube ensures longevity. In addition, because of the underground installation, ecotubeis protected from environmental influences or destruction, such as UV, rodents, agricultural vehicles and the like.

Water Regulation

Using a very low water pressure of approximately 0.6bar for a tube length of over 100m, ecotube guarantees an even water discharge.

This gives plants the freedom to regulate the quantity of water they need.

Soil Improvement

Because of the efficiency of ecotube, plants develop stronger and deeper roots and this, combined with soil additives, ensures a measurably improved soil structure.

Sustainability

It’s not just the high water savings and low fertilizer consumption that makes ecotube planet friendly – the majority of the tube is made of a recycled tyre granulate mixed with polyethylene. The tube itself is 100% recyclable and is exceptionally long-wearing.

Environmentally Friendly

The use of less fertilizer dramatically reduces the burden on flora and fauna, and the ecotube ensures that roots are supplied with water-soluble liquid fertilizer efficiently and economically – saving 30% of fertilizer use when compared to conventional irrigation systems. Furthermore, the product is made of recycled Tyres, which plays a significant role to the environment, as reduces burning of tyres.

Design

ecotube does all the hard work underground, ensuring the aesthetic integrity of the above-ground plants and surroundings.

Projects

ecotube has made a fundamental difference to numerous projects around the world. Here are just some examples of successful ecotube projects

Horticulture

To yield the greatest possible yield in small areas, ecotube is a definite choice – for greenhouses, tunnels and even a home garden, the benefits of ecotube’s efficiency and cost savings are incredible.

Applications:

Tomatoes, strawberries, eggplants, flowers etc.

References

  • Eggplant– Saudi Arabia
  • Beetroot – South Africa
  • Tomatoes – Ghana
  • Gardens – Tunis, Tunisia
  • Gardens – Plattekloof Cape Town

Landscaping

For a perfectly irrigated area – ecotube is a fantastic choice for parks that need to be continuously irrigated as well as home gardens – making for a smooth and effortless garden maintenance system. ecotube ensures consistent watering without the inconvenience of sprinklers as well as the burning and drying out of grass and plants due to the water not reaching all areas.

Applications:

Lawns, flowers etc.

References

  • Arabien Park Hotel – Dubai, UAE
  • Parks – Tunis, Tunisia

8 Year Warranty

All products are covered by a limited warranty to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and services provided. The warranty is only valid for the ecotube irrigation and excludes the fittings and pressure reducer.

Warranty
Period
(Years)

%warranty /years

100%

%warranty /years

60%

%warranty /years

30%

%warranty /years

15%

8 1 and 2 3 and 4 5 and 6 7 and 8

This Warranty Will Not Apply If:

  1. The product has not been installed and operated according to ecotube specifications and the installation manual.
  2. The warranty does not extend to products that are misused, tampered, altered, neglected, and incorrectly maintained.
  3. Products operated out of specifications and if the irrigation water used has not been filtered to the correct specifications the warranty will not apply.
  4. If the product fails due to damage by insects, rodents, or any other animals. Where damage due to fire, lighting, freezing, power failure, power surges, flooding, water damage or mechanical damage is present.

ecotube will identify the product and problem during the warranty period before warranty can be issued. ecotube will repair or replace, at its sole option the product or defective part. Proof of purchase date and full payment is to be presented.

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