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HG Living Wall Planter Installation Guide

Choosing Plants and Location

  • It is best to position your living wall where it will receive some natural light. Explore your plant options with respect to light and shade. The most important thing is to choose plants that will survive where you are planting them. There are some species that survive very well in low light. Others require more light. Talk to the plant experts at your local garden nursery.
  • You can choose plants that will spread and we suggest planting every few cells, or more compact plants that can be planted in every cell. It is up to you what look you are trying to achieve.
  • If you are planting the panels with young plants or seedlings, leave the panel horizontal until they become established. This may take several weeks to months depending on growth development of plants.
  • If you do not have enough lead growing time and you would like an instant wall garden, use mature plants in 8 cm pots. If planting succulents, you may add more than one succulent in each cell to fill planter completely and cover exposed soil. This will also prevent soil spillage.
  • Take care when a panel is sitting flat not to overwater it the drainage is designed to work when the panel is vertical.

Irrigation

  • It is important to consider connecting irrigation system to your living wall. For most
    situations, we recommend connecting the planters to an automatic irrigation from garden tap.

Installation

  • Direct wall installations are very simple. We suggest first covering the wall or the area that will house the living wall planters and irrigation controllers (if applicable) with a waterproofing membrane such as PVC pond liner or heavy duty black polythene film. The waterproof liner helps to reduce evaporation and minimise water contact with your fence or wall.
  • You may also need a water source and electrical outlet brought to the wall.
  • A water reservoir or drain detail may be required at the bottom of the wall to collect water overflow and drain it away. This set up is definitely required for an indoor vertical garden.
  • If installing more than one row of living wall planters, ensure you install the bottom row first and work your way up the wall.
  • Living wall planters must be perfectly aligned above each other.

Maintenance and Watering

  • With carefully selected plants and proper irrigation they take care of themselves. The only thing that may need to be done is the odd trimming of dead leaves or fertilizing, or adding plants as necessary if replacements are needed. It is very similar to house or garden plants in that way. The Living wall will look good as long as the health of the wall is regularly checked.
  • Daily hand watering along the top row only, is normally required when using Hellogreen Living Wall planters. Be sure to use slow water pressure when watering to prevent water from overflowing and soil spillage.
  • For most situations, we recommend connecting the planters to an automatic irrigation system. A simple drip tube across the top, set to water twice daily, will provide adequate moisture for most situations. Recirculation systems are more water efficient, with a tank, pump and timers set to run once a day for 30 minutes for most situations.
  • The amount of water required is plant and climate dependant but an average would be approximately 2 liters per panel per watering. Each cell has a water retention area so that it holds water when it flows through the panels. We always say keep an eye on your plants, they will look sad if they need water.
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