Commercial Projects

WaterUps® Commercial

WaterUps® Commercial Projects

Macquarie Point, Hobart TAS

WaterUps® wicking systems were installed at Macquarie Point by Angus Stewart in 2019. The timber beds at the Edible Precinct house a variety of European plant species alongside native bush foods. It’s Australia’s largest edible precinct and is open to the public.

Roof terrace at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hobart TAS

In early 2020 WaterUps® were installed in the planters that formed the perimeter of the roof garden restaurant of the newly built Crowne Plaza Hotel near Macquarie Point in Hobart. WaterUps® were used to provide a consistent water supply for the edible natives given the exposed nature of the location, which meant that the plants would be subject to consistent wind and high evapotranspiration.

Habitat House roof planters, Surry Hills NSW

In 2020 Green Options Landscaping installed round planter pots on the roof of Habitat House. The challenge of this design was to establish a system that provided rooftop greening that required only occasional watering given the difficult access conditions.  

Planters at Hobart Airport, TAS

These decorative planters were part of an upgrade to the facade of Hobart Airport in May 2020. The planters were fitted with WaterUps® wicking cells by Horticultural and Landscape Supplies, our Tasmanian stockists. These wicking planters will provide a consistent water system to the plants and a low maintenance outcome.

WaterUps® Commercial Projects News

Optimal height of a wicking bed depends on what you plant

Optimal height of a wicking bed depends on what you plant

There is only really one rule when it comes to the height of wicking beds. That is, the science of capillary action determines that the vertical wicking distance is generally around 300mm. The actual height of your wicking bed can, however, vary provided you follow this simple rule.

WaterUps® exports to the USA

WaterUps® exports to the USA

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have just shipped a container of 4,500 wicking cells to Texas in the United States. This is our first major export order. The wicking cells will be used...

How low can you go? Water usage and wicking beds

How low can you go? Water usage and wicking beds

Australia may be the ‘Lucky Country”, but it is also the driest continent on planet earth. Australia is experiencing intense climate change that will affect every inhabitant as our precious water resources are impacted by the ‘irregular and unreliable’ rainfalls. This is not just a problem for our farmers,

What is Perlite and why is it useful in wicking beds?

What is Perlite and why is it useful in wicking beds?

Avid gardeners would more than likely be aware of Perlite, and probably have used it in their soil. They may also have used Perlite for starting cuttings or growing seeds. Hydroponic growers would also be aware of Perlite as a growing medium. Perlite is now also starting to be used

Understanding your soil and the wicking process

Understanding your soil and the wicking process

The health of your soil is the source of abundant, nutrient rich food. We understand our bodies need plenty of fresh air, healthy food, and hydration with water, but do we know what soil requires? If we become a friend of the soil, by getting to know the texture, smell, colour, moisture level and the optimal depth we can grow our best fruit and vegetables.