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 stainless (or galvanized) steel wire grid to create a drip-free water distribution system for growing a high-density arrangement of plants on walls.
Florafelt Pro System Installation Video
Planted Design used the Florafelt Pro System to create a breathtaking living wall installation.
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.
- Use 6-inch Grow Strip with custom 6 x 6 inch 304 stainless steel 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.
Make a Depth Gauge
Make a depth gauge from a small rigid plastic card to create even pockets throughout the wall. Use the card as you insert the felt. Pull even tension as you create the pockets. All pockets bottoms should align horizontally across the wall. This will ensure even watering once planted.
- Locate a piece of rigid plastic and cut it to 4″ x 8″ size.
- Create a mark on the card at 5-inches.
- Use this depth gauge to make all pockets 5″ deep.
- Apply gentle tension to the felt evenly as you create the pockets.
- Use the depth gauge as you insert the felt to insure all pockets are even.
Florafelt Pro System Grow Strip Demonstration
Lindsey Graves of Living Green Design demonstrates how to use Florafelt Grow Strip into a grid.
Pre-Wrap Plants for Mess-Free Installs
Use 16″ root wrappers to accommodate larger sized plants that can simply be wrapped and inserted into the Pro pockets. Root Wrapped plants prepped off-site also make for an extremely rapid and tidy installation on site. Plants can easily be moved by pulling out the wrapped plant cleanly.
Florafelt Pro System Felting and Wrapping
Root Wrapping is a lot like putting on a diaper (swaddle). Everyone will want to get involved.
Drip Lines At Top of Pro System
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 felt to water each plant.
It is best to use 2 each of the 1/2 gallon per hour drip emitters per pocket column. Also, leave the drip system visible to allow for visual inspection and replacement. The tubing is easily attached to the front wire grid with zip ties. Adjust so that emitters aim back and down.
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 we offer a pre-engineered solution for architects and engineers.
Assembly of the Florafelt Pro System
- 1. Mount Wire Grids to the wall
- 2. Then Insert the Plastic Water Barriers
- 3. Weave in the Grow Strip
- 4. Add Irrigation and Drain Trays
- 5. Add Root Wrapped Plants
Mount Grids 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. Also needed are 16″ root wraps, 1 per pocket, rubber bands are included.
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 plants.
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