DIY Installation Guides

Timber Wicking Beds

Timber raised beds are very popular. WaterUps® cells can be easily installed in a timber bed to create a great wicking system.

This guide shows you how to calculate the appropriate dimensions for your timber and how to insert the WaterUps® cells.

Corrugated Steel Wicking Beds

Corrugated Steel Wicking Beds are probably the cheapest commercially available raised garden bed kits. They come in a range of dimensions. One feature of Corrugated Steel Wicking Beds is that they generally come with rounded corners. This makes installing a WaterUps® wicking system a bit more involved.

However, with the assistance of a jigsaw, to cut the WaterUps® cells and some GeoTec fabric, retro-fitting old Corrugated Steel Wicking Beds is easily achievable.

Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Wicking Beds

WaterUps® Wicking Cells can easily be added to Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to create an efficient wicking system.

By purchasing a 1,000 litre IBC, you will be able to build two 1200mm x 1000mm wicking beds that will be great for growing your vegetables or small fruit trees such as lemons.

Wicking Planter Tubs

Planters tubs are very much part of our urban landscape. They can be found on balconies and terraces, on decks and around swimming pools. They are also common in retail and commercial areas. They are, however, often neglected and not watered regularly.

This guide will show you how to install WaterUps® cells into your planter tubs to create a great wicking system.

Wicking Beds for Large Round Tubs

Large round pots can be great decorative features for ornamental plants and can be retro-fitted to achieve all the benefits of a wicking system.

This guide shows you how to cut and insert the WaterUps® cells in round pots. 

In-Ground Wicking Beds

In-ground wicking beds can provide some additional challenges over and above installing WaterUps® in a purpose built raised bed. However, this DIY guide shows you how to overcome these and build an in-ground WaterUps® wicking bed quickly and efficiently.

The easiest solution is to build a simple frame for the WaterUps® cells to sit in.

The other challenge is to ensure that you can locate your overflow pipes that water can flow out of your wicking bed when the reservoir is full.