Home gardens and apartment living

WaterUps® Residential


Wicking solutions help with growing your own food and maintaining beautiful ornamental gardens in raised garden beds, planters or in ground 


Why use WaterUps®?

  • Deliver the right amount of water to pots and planters without messy runoff 
  • Protect pots and planters from drying out when you are away on holidays
  • Save up to 80% of the water normally used with surface watering
  • Grow healthier plants by maintaining a consistent moisture level in the soil
  • Catch and store rainwater for irrigation instead of draining away 

Residential Projects

Timber vegie beds, Eastern Suburbs Sydney

In June 2021, two large beds and a solid smaller one were fitted with WaterUps® cells by Urban Veggie Crew. They are now recommending WaterUps® as the wicking bed system for the self watering timber beds that they install, because of WaterUps® robust and simple design which makes their installation easy and cost effective.

Square planters, St Ives NSW

These WaterUps® square planters provide the perfect vegetable garden solution for this poolside terrace area in St Ives. Limited by space, these planters provide significant growing capacity and can be moved from sun to shade.

Oceanside vegie garden, Mona Vale NSW

These WaterUps® Oasis 1680 beds were installed to create the perfect vegie garden on the cliffs high above the ocean at Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The owners chose the wicking bed solution because of the exposed position that intensified water loss from the wind and sun. 

Roof garden planters, Glebe NSW

All of the pots and planters on this roof terrace in a converted warehouse in Glebe were fitted with WaterUps® wicking cells recently. A number of the pots were 800mm deep to allow trees to be grown.

Country retreat, Southern Highlands NSW

These raised beds were built in autumn 2020 to ensure that a viable vegetable garden could be established at a country retreat only occasionally visited. The owners have a passion for design and chose to use WaterUps® as the only viable solution.

Roof garden, Balmoral NSW

While succulents don’t require a lot of water, because they transpire at night, they do even better in a wicking bed. WaterUps® cells were cut to fit these circular beds in the exposed roof terrace environment.

Wicking beds for ornamentals, Mt Victoria NSW

WaterUps® were installed in this 2 tier timber retaining wall. An Oasis 1240 wicking bed has been added and the next project is to put WaterUps® in the old tin bath.

Galvanised corro veggie beds, Orange NSW

These beds were designed and built by Caledonian Landscapes in Orange in autumn 2020. Given the level 5 water restrictions, wicking beds were the only solution for growing an abundant food supply at home.

Outstanding vegetable garden, Canberra

With consistent dedication, Yaa has expanded her veggie garden in Canberra to create a food forest envied by all who visit. All the beds are watered with WaterUps®.

Vegetable garden near Bungendore, NSW

This veggie garden was established by well-known food recipe blogger, Jules Clancy from The Stone Soup, in 2018. The challenge was how to grow your own food with little water and on very poor soil. The raised beds were particularly successful.

Fennel in Forestville, NSW

Growing fennel in a WaterUps® wicking bed proved easy as this gardener in Forestville shows here. After assembling their WaterUps® Oasis bed little effort was required to produce thriving fennel and kale for this first-time gardener.

Retro-fitting corro beds, Stuart Town NSW

Growing food in these hexagonal beds remained a challenge for years due to a lack of consistent watering. They were retrofitted with WaterUps® in 2018 and were very quickly a productive source of fresh food for this farm veggie garden.

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