Vertical gardens are green walls that integrate nature with the architecture of a building. The Mamute Vertical Garden was created for this purpose: to transform your inner or outer wall into a garden. In this product, the flowerpot has storage capacity of four liters of expanded clay each (twice the space of the Canguru Vertical Garden). So the roots have more room to develop and the plants grow more vivid and more beautiful. The flowerbeds of the Mamute Vertical Garden were also designed to reserve water and to pass the excess to the bottom vessel, by gravity, to the last container. The flowerpots have openings at the bottom where the excess water passes for irrigation of all the flowerbeds.
Q: How does the Mamute Vertical Garden work?
A: Unlike the systems that work with organic substrate, the Vertical Mammoth Garden is based on hydroculture because it uses expanded clay. This clay has high porosity and oxygenation and does not compact over time avoiding substrate exchange. Nutrients are supplied through fertiirrigation making it more controllable.
P: How does Mamute irrigation system works?
A: The system has a reservoir of water for each container, which gives it a greater inertia in relation to the other systems. Small greenwalls can be irrigated manually once a week (depending on the incidence of sun and wind) or more. But for larger sizes it is critical to use the automatic irrigation system, which is a timer connected to programmable solenoid accordingly. (Automatic Vertical Garden)
Q: Can I Switch Containers in the Vertical Gardens Installation?
A: The Mamute Vertical Garden allows different spacing of 15cm and 20cm for internal and external spaces or 25cm for external spaces only. The water is channeled from one flower box to another and flows by gravity.
Q: What size of plants should I use?
A: We recommend the use of young seedlings that suffer less from the transplant. As the vertical garden is usually perennial, it is important to adapt the plants. It is also a mistake to think that it is advantageous to use super-fertile substrates that make them grow in excess by requiring frequent pruning. It is best to control fertility through the ferti-irrigation of your garden on the wall.
Q: Do I need to waterproof the wall before placing the vertical garden?
A: Mamute Vertical Garden does not require waterproofing because the water flows from a container to the bottom protected by plastic. The vertical gardens of Ecotelhado are very practical and easy to maintain.
Q: What plants should be used in vertical gardens?
A: Plants that match the brightness of the site should be used. Shade plants will require a lightness around at least 800 lux, while sun plants require 5,000 to 10,000 lux (lumen per square meter). We recommend using a luxmeter to determine. This care is important so that your wall garden has the best possible performance.
Q: What watering frequency should I program for my vertical garden?
A: Excessive irrigation can induce root rot and this is very common in indoor plants that require less light. These plants are generally very sensitive to excess water. Keep in mind also that the need for water will vary according to the time of year, demanding more water in the summer and less in the winter. The sensitivity of the gardener is fundamental to determine the frequency of irrigation. Do not overdo the frequency, always remembering that the vertical garden has in its container a small reserve that is absorbed by the expanded clay and passed to the plants. Let dry to start the next watering.
Q: Do I need skilled labor to set up the Vertical Garden?
A: It is very easy to install a garden on the wall. The Mammoth System is designed to be ridden by a person of normal talents, even though he has never done this before. The vertical garden rack racks are supplied in different heights such as 1m, 1.5m, 2.0m 2.5m and only 1 or 2 screws to place 1sqm of wall. The planting is done by transferring the plant with the clod to the container and simple filling with expanded clay. Many of our clients make the assembly of their gardens upright without difficulty.
Q: Should vegetation be special for vertical garden?
A: Vertical garden plants can be from any local flower shop and can be purchased directly. Any plant can be used, from small seedlings to plants already grown.
Q: Can the vertical garden be installed indoors?
A: Yes, it can be installed inside (winter garden). But one must observe the requirement of luminosity for the chosen plant. Understand that a minimum of light is needed for photosynthesis and not all plants survive in low light. Symptom of lack of light is internodal tenderness or growth.
Q: Why does the vertical garden use plastic? What is the advantage of this?
A: The plastic used in Ecotelhado´s greenwalls are all recycled and recyclable. The vertical garden system isolates water from the wall, retains a large amount of substrate and still has root communication between one container and the other. Reserve water in each container, allowing less frequent watering. Another advantage is the ease of dismantling and reassembling containers in other locations without loss of material.