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Watering and Irrigation

The Woolly Irrigation System

Woolly drip irrigation system diagram

Wally Irrigation Details

  • The supply line can feed a maximum of 10 Wally Fives or the equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
  • You can connect a maximum of two Wally Fives horizontally or the equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
  • Tuck the drip line behind Wally’s tongue at soil level.
  • When installing Pockets horizontally, overlap them so that every two pockets share one wall anchor.

The image shown consists of 9 Wally Fives, 9 Wally Five drip kits, one supply line kit, and one automatic timer.

Reservoir  /  No Reservoir
Pockets with a reservoir are perfect for any area, indoors or outdoors, where moisture protection and water conservation is desired. Pockets with no reservoir are perfect for unprotected outdoor areas that receive year-round, medium to heavy rainfall.

Filtered / Unfiltered Water
Depending on the quality and salinity of your local water supply, you may need to use filtered water to prevent salt and mineral build-up in your Pockets. Outdoor plants will be flushed by rainfall, but if they are sheltered from the rain you may consider filtered water as well.

Living Wall Irrigation Details

Wally Five drip irrigation system diagram

Smart Watering
Fill self-watering tank through watering hole. Tank will allow water to trickle down to plant roots and fill reservoir. Breathable vents help soil naturally aerate and wick water up to roots until reservoir is empty. Note: If water seeps through breathable vents then planter is overwatered.

Drip Irrigation
For large living wall installations, we recommend using automatic drip irrigation.

  • 1/4” emitter lines fit inside the watering tank, emitting water evenly down to roots and reservoir.
  • Supply lines hide neatly in the irrigation supply channel located on the left and right sides of every wall planter.

How The Woolly Irrigation System Works

We get lots of questions about our drip kits and irrigation pieces. Here are a few things to know about the science behind our irrigation system:

  • The drip kits are only needed for those who are hooking their planters up to an automatic watering system.
  • Our drip kits are not to actually catch drips. They are the tubing  and parts needed for automatic water irrigation. Each drip kit connects to each other and one of the drip kits will connect to your Supply Line and are customized to fit the planter that it goes along with.
  • How many drip kits do you need? You need one for each planter. For example, if you order 4 Living Wall Planter 2’s then you would need 4 Living Wall Planter Drip kits.
  • The Supply line is the tubing the connects your Drip Kits to your Timer. It acts as a hose, yet it’s not a hose. When ordering the Supply Line, you will need the “kit”. We offer a Drip Supply Line Kit which is the 1/4″ line and the 1/2″ Drip Supply Line Kit. Both of these kits include all the pieces needed for automatic irrigation.
  • The Digital Drip Timer Valve is the timer that regulates your automatic watering. It connects to your water source. Generally it connects to a hose bib, but you can rig it up to plumbing under a sink, in a bathroom, or even a water fountain.

Recap:

Drip Kits go into each planter and connect to each other. One drip kit will connect to the Drip Supply Line, and the Drip Supply Line will connect to the Digital Timer. The Digital Timer connects to your water source. If you are using two or more Supply Lines remember you can connect the Hose Bib Splitter to the Timer and then each Supply Line to the connections on the Hose Bib Splitter.