A Sustainable Approach to Garden Watering
WaterUps® water wicking cells were originally designed with the landscaper in mind. We were looking for an easier way to construct garden “wicking beds”, so that both landscapers and DIY gardeners would be encouraged use them. Our vision was driven by a desire to encourage the growth of edible plants and improve the quality of our urban green spaces, while at the same time saving water. WaterUps® is a unique product, based on the age-old concept of water wicking. Water Wicking is an extremely efficient garden watering method.
What are WaterUps®?
The WaterUps® from Down Under water wicking cell is an Australian designed and manufactured product that can be used in a wide variety of garden and landscape watering environments.
Benefits of Wicking
- Saves water and reduces water waste
- Significantly less time spent watering
- Encourages deep root growth producing healthier plants
- Reduces evaporation and weed growth
Members of Master Landscapers Association of NSW/ACT
WaterUps® were designed by landscapers for landscapers, which is why we are actively involved in the LNA. To become a WaterUps® preferred Installer and for Trade Applications, go to our dedicated Landscapers page. Click here
The WaterUps® wicking system has received industry acknowledgement of its water saving benefits and has satisfied a range of other sustainability criteria. This has resulted in WaterUps® receiving accreditation from:-
- Smart Approved WaterMark
- EcoSpecifier Global
- WA Water Corporation Waterwise
- Sustainable Choice
Latest Blog Posts
At WaterUps® we are committed to keeping you informed about sustainable garden watering using the wicking method. Our blog will include information about major new WaterUps® wicking bed installations and company news. We will also tell you about new developments in soils science and gardening techniques as far as they relate to wicking.
Due to the way that they are constructed, wicking beds are what I would call a ‘closed system’. This means that the nutrients in the soil are not flushed out through the process of watering. In a non-wicking garden bed there is a gradual leaching out of nutrients,read more
For my WaterUps® wicking bed, that I planted with tomatoes on 19th August, the comparison is amazing. After filling the wicking bed and surface watering of the seedlings with 4 litres on day 1, I gave the seedlings half a watering can on each of following 3 days.read more
Tomatoes (“Lycopersicon Esculentum”) fruit best when they have a consistent soil moisture level. They are also thirsty plants. According to Ohio State University, they need around 38mm of water each week to fruit. Therefore, if you are using conventional above groundread more