How to Hand Feed your Living Wall and Control Pests Naturally

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Christine Dunckley in Palo Alto, California.

Hand Feeding

What you’ll need

  • 1-gallon Pressure Sprayer – Amazon
  • Maxsea 16:16:16 –  Available from our website. here

In the pressure sprayer mix

  • 1 cup Maxsea 16:16:16
  • Fill with water (leave gap at top for air pressure)

How to use

  • Pump up the sprayer.
  • Spray it on the leaves and into the felt pockets.
  • In temperate climates only feed plants in the spring and summer.


  • The brownish water of the plant food mixture will drip down from the leaves.
  • Place towels below your plants to make cleanup easy.

Natural Pest Control

What you need

  • 1-gallon Pressure Sprayer – Amazon
  • Natural Dish Soap – Amazon
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil – Amazon

In the bottle mix

  • 1 tablespoon Natural Dish Soap
  • 20 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil

How to use

  • Spray leaves with an intense spray.
  • Dislodge any pests attached to the leaves.
  • Repeat every 3 days to stop the pest life-cycle.
  • Use monthly to keep pests away.
  • Spray the felt intensely to clean and remove deposits.


  • If you see pests, spray and also wipe them away. Once they are dislodged from the leaves they will die. Repeat every 3 days to end their life cycle.
  • The life cycle of a pest is the time it takes for it to reach maturity, when they can lay eggs. If the pest is eliminated within that time frame, the life cycle can be stopped.
  • The oil mixture will make a nice gloss on the leaves and leave a pleasant smell for a professional finish.

Beneficial Insects

Nematodes are a great way to introduce a type of worm to your soil that will feed on other insect larvae. They attack a wide range of insects and are a proven effective method to reduce problem pests.

What to get

  • Beneficial Nematodes (Steinernema Feltiae ) – Amazon

How to use

  • Use a spray bottle or pressure sprayer.
  • Add nematodes pouch to pure water.
  • Allow to move into water. (Follow directions included with nematodes)
  • Spray into soil areas of each pocket.


  • Do not mix with detergent or oils.
  • Apply separately from pest control application.
  • Nematodes are live microbes so they need to be used immediately when you receive them.

Squirrels and Chipmunks

If you have a very active rodent community in your yard or garden, they may decide to use Florafelt as a nesting material. Therefore we recommend you treat your Florafelt living wall systems with a spray deterrent.

What to get

How to use

  • Spray a fine mist to apply.
  • Repeat every 30-days per application.
  • All natural ingredients – safe to use around kids, pets, and vegetables, our plant-powered formula deters animals without using any harsh chemicals, guaranteed effective for 30-days per application, regardless of rain, weather and watering.

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