Architectural Grade Vertical Gardens for Professional Plant Wall Installations
The Florafelt Pro System is a high quality patented vertical garden solution that uses water wicking Florafelt Grow Strips woven into a galvanized (or stainless) wire grid to create a drip-free water distribution system for growing a high-density arrangement of plants on walls.
Florafelt Pro System Vertical Garden Installation
Planted Design used the Florafelt Pro System to create a breathtaking living wall installation for their client’s private home in Pleasanton, California. Showplant Nurseries assisted with the felting and planting and ongoing maintenance.
Weave In the Grow Strip to Create Water Wicking Pockets
6 inch grow strip is woven into a 6 inch by 6 inch metal grid. The patented system directs moisture inward and keeps the front dry and drip-free.
Lindsey Graves of Living Green Design demonstrates how to use Florafelt Grow Strip into a grid.
- Use 6-inch Grow Strip with custom 6 x 6 inch stainless steel 304 with 1/4″ wire grids to create extremely robust vertical gardens.
- Or use the pre-assembled Florafelt Pro System Modular Unit to make any size living wall.
- Engineer mega-scale plant walls.
- Discover unlimited possibilities.
Pre-Wrap Plants for Mess-Free Installs
16″ root wrappers to accommodate larger sized plants that can simply be wrapped and inserted into the pockets. Root Wrapped plants done off-site also make for an extremely rapid and tidy installation on site. Plants can easily be changed by pulling out the wrapped plant cleanly.
Root Wrapping is a lot like putting on a diaper (swaddle). Everyone will want to get involved.
Use the larger 16-inch Wraps for the Pro System
The Florafelt Pro System uses the larger 16-inch root wraps that can accept larger plant materials and more soil. The higher density planting and additional soil make for an extremely robust plant wall. In the video below we demonstrate how to add soil for smaller plants and remove soil for larger materials. Always test the size of your wrapped plants as you go by inserting them into the system.
Use a Root Wrapped plant to test depth as you weave in the Grow Strip
Grow Strip should be woven deep into the grid about 3/4 down. This allows for better water distribution and ‘locks’ the plants in. As you weave in the Grow Strip, use a wrapped plant as a guide for setting the depth. The wrapped plant should set completely in the pocket so the top of the plant is level with the bar. When done correctly you may need to push up the plant above to get the plant below out.
Simple Irrigation System – Drip Lines At Top – Water Wicks Down
The entire wall is typically irrigated from the top only with drip emitters that slowly add moisture to the wall. Water wicks down to each root-wrapped plant where roots begin to grow from their original soil into the felt. Water is efficiently absorbed throughout the wall to water each plant. We typically recommend to use 2 1/2 gallon drip emitters per pocket column. It’s best to leave the drip system visible to allow for visual inspection and replacement.
We Make Drip Easy
Our ready-made drip irrigation kit has all the parts pre-assembled and ready to install.
Wire Grid Installation
Our wire grid system is easy to install and can be modified to fit any size wall. Made from high quality 304 stainless steel they offer a pre-engineered solution for architects and engineers.
Assembly of the Florafelt Pro System
- Mount Grids to the wall
- Then Insert the Plastic Water Barriers
- Weave in the Grow Strip
- Add Irrigation and Drain Trays
- Add Root Wrapped Plants
Grids Mount to Strut Supports
Pre-engineered standard strut systems are used to support the grids. Strut pipe clamps secure the edges of the grids using bolted connections. Larger P1000 Strut series can span up to 6 feet and provide support for the structure. Smaller P4100 Strut Series can be used where a continuous wall structure allows for attachments every 2 feet.
Florafelt Pro System Details
Each grid is 3 feet wide x 2 feet high x 4.25 inches deep. Grids can be cut down easily with bolt cutters for custom sizes. Grids can be overlapped and saddled on to the adjacent panels to fill in areas less than 3 feet wide.
Each 3ft x 2ft grid requires one 15 yard roll of 6 inch wide grow strip for adequate coverage. Openings are slightly less than 6″ so the felt fits in snug.
Openings are sized to receive root wrapped plants. A full 6″ potted plant will fit in nice and snug. Or you can use two of the 4 inch potted plants per pocket. But also you can add a cup of soil and use just one 4 inch plant per pocket. You can save a lot on cost if you start with seeds, cuttings, or bare-root.
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