1. ECOCCO SYSTEM:
This vertical gardening system is made up of prefabricated coconut fibre panels and recycled geotextile fabrics that are secured to the supporting structure; fertigation is performed by means of an ooze tube watering system.
The ECOCCO units contain a substrate that enables plants to root. They can be drilled according to design or requirements, reducing spacing in order to gain more plants per square metre, ranging from 20 – 30 plants/ m².
The size of the units is 45 x 61 x 3 cm although they can be made to meet design requirements.
Water needs for this system are high since little rooting substrate is contained. A remote management fertigation system is advised for an optimal state of the vegetal wall.
2. GEOTEX SYSTEM::
This is the usual system in vertical gardening. Conceived by French botanist, Patrick Blanc, in the early 90s, it has been improving since then.
The Geotex vertical gardening system consists of a structural metal frame holding 10mm thick PVC panels; these panels perform as wall waterproofing and rooting substrate bearers. Geotextile polyamide felt layers, each 3 mm thick, are fastened to the panels to form the planting substrate of the vegetable species.
El sistema de muro vegetal modular Buresinnova, presenta diversas ventajas. Entre ellas, podríamos destacar:
The fertigation system is integrated between the geotextile layers. Among the different vertical gardening systems we install this one presents a higher water consumption and a lower autonomy in case of supply cuts.
Spacing in this system depends on the size of the container where the different species are served although the average is about 25 plants per m².
3. GEOTEX MODULAR SYSTEM:
The Geotex modular system is formed by a structural metal frame which holds the vertical garden. The structure is attached to the chosen wall and the prefabricated Geotex planting modules are secured to it. These Geotex modules are made of P-R 5 MULTITAF 2 mm polyamide felt and are stuffed with the specific substrate for each group of species. Standard dimension being 80x50x4 cm although they can be made in other sizes to meet location requirements.
Planting ratio is 24 plants/m².
This system allows the possibility of pre-planting and rooting on our premises resulting in an immediate aesthetic effect as well as a much cleaner and more efficient installation. Furthermore, this system is better adaptable for vertical orchards, grass species vegetable walls and season flower vertical gardens.
Water consumption is low in this system and allows good moisture retention rates due to modules containing high quantities of substrate.
4. BURESINNOVA MODULAR SYSTEM:
The vegetable wall Buresinnova system is composed of recycled watertight polythene modules that are secured to a stainless steel structure and are stuffed with rooting substrate. Each module has its own individual watering and drainage.
Since modules are watered independently, different quantities of water can be used in each part of the vertical garden enabling both low and high water consumption plants to coexist.
Regarding the different systems we install, this one presents the lowest water consumption and keeps acceptable moisture levels longer within the substrate in case of water or power cuts.
Plants are pre-grown (8 – 12 weeks on our premises) resulting in an immediate aesthetic effect since the vertical garden will be completely covered with plants once installed. This allows for a quicker and cleaner installation. Planting ratio is 48 plants/ m².
We recommend this system for maximum demanding level gardens.
5. CERAMIC CELL SYSTEM:
The ceramic cell gardening system consists of erecting a supporting wall over the rock or wall to be covered with two-gap hexagonal ceramic cells at an 8º – 16º angle with the horizontal and joined with mixed mortar. Each gap is stuffed with specific substrate for each group of plants. The number of plants per square metre in this system is 80 plants.
It features a medium water consumption and great autonomy regarding supply cuts. This system is ideal for vertical gardening on slopes and inclined planes. It is installed only on firm ground due to its heavy weight per m².
6. FERTIGATION EQUIPMENT:
Vertical gardening systems set up by Vertical Nature are all fertigated.
A basic aspect in vertical gardens is choosing which fertigation system.
In most of our vertical gardens, nutrient solutions or specific phytosanitary treatments are provided to plants through the watering line by means of injection pumps. However, setting up a nutrient recirculation system is required in certain locations
When setting up a vertical garden the degree of control over nutrient supply injected into the watering line is an important aspect to be taken into account as well as the degree of autonomy the vertical garden will have. This will mainly depend on the fertigation equipment used. There are various kinds of automatic control watering equipment allowing different degrees of control over the variables involved in correct fertigation, among which the following can be pointed out:
- Remote management system and irrigation monitoring:
Multiple variables - such as watering time regarding season, verifying irrigation, Ph control and electrical conductivity, acid supply, nutrient supply amount, volume of water control (very useful in case of breakdowns), graphs of fertigation applied to garden, irrigation time programming regarding weather changes - can be monitored or programmed from a central unit or mobile device.
This is recommendable for vertical garden systems with little rooting substrate as well as for very large vertical gardens or high demanding ones.
The remote management fertigation system significantly reduces subsequent maintenance of the vertical garden.
- Fertigation system controlled by irrigation programmer:
The programmer allows us to set watering time regarding season, nutrient supply quantity and time and also cancelling irrigation in case of rain. All this is done in the vertical garden location.
In both cases the fertigation equipment will be hidden and near the vertical garden.