Information Videos and Guides
WaterUps® Installation Basics
WaterUps® wicking systems are easy to install.
This video gives a basic introduction to the principles of wicking and shows how to arrange your WaterUps® cells, where to insert the inlet pipe and how to place the overflow pipe.
WaterUps® Installation Guide
The WaterUps® Installation Guide provides all the necessary information for the installation of WaterUps® cells in the wicking bed that you are constructing or the planter that you are retro-fitting.
The Installation Guide will tell you:
- Alternative recommended construction materials for raised beds;
- What other materials and tools will be needed;
- How to prepare the base;
- How to retro-fit a WaterUps® wicking system in an existing raised bed or planter tub;
- How to cut WaterUps® cells to achieve best fit to an existing bed or planter;
- How to calculate the amount of pond liner required and how best to place it in the base;
- How to install the inlet pipe;
- How to prevent soil particles from getting in to the water reservoir; and
- Important tips for adding potting mix.
Comparison between WaterUps® and River Sand Wicking Beds
WaterUps® wicking beds are more cost effective, quicker and easier to install and allow longer lasting watering capacity to help your garden grow.
The Comparison Guide will provide more detail on:
- Cost – WaterUps® cells are over 30% cheaper than scoria/river sand;
- Installation – WaterUps® cells are easier and quicker to install;
- Weight – WaterUps® cells weigh approx. 5kgs per square metre compared to up to 250kgs for a scoria or river sand based wicking bed; and
- Water Capacity – WaterUps® wicking beds can hold around 50% more water than scoria / river sand beds, which gives a WaterUps® bed a much longer watering time. This means you don’t have to fill your WaterUps® bed as often.
As with all plant growing environments, WaterUps® wicking beds work best when they have the right soil mix. A healthy soil is critical to plant growth.
The Soil Considerations Guide will provide more detail on:
- Soil Structure
- Potting Mixes
- Organic Matter / Compost
- What to get?