Installing Drip Irrigation in your Living Wall

Oct 10, 2013

Take a deep breath. We know installing a drip irrigation system sounds tough, but believe us it’s a snap! Here’s how it works with your Wallys —

Run tubing with emitters horizontally across the Pockets, through the loops and in between the tongue and the back of the Pocket. Snip the tubing with scissors or gardening shears once you’re sure you’ve covered the length.

Connect the horizontal tubes, starting at the top, by running a vertical line of tubing without emitters on the side closest to your water source. Use tee-connectors as shown on the right, and make sure you snip the tube carefully after measuring the length you need. Don’t snip below the bottom row of Pockets, as this tube will reach all the way to your water spigot!

Attach goof plugs along the opposite end of each horizontal line, farthest from your water source. The goof plugs keep the water from squirting out the opposite end of the tubes! At this point, you should have one row of horizontal tubes with emitters in each row of Pockets, plus a vertical line with connectors up along the Pockets on the side closest to your water source (to move the water through the entire Pocket system) and dead-end plugs for the water at the opposite end of each horizontal row.

Voila! Happy Gardening!

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