Retail Capillary Mats
Capillary Water Mats for Retail Garden Centers
WaterPulse retail capillary mats take advantage of the natural capillary action of soil to deliver both water and nutrients uniformly, resulting in healthier, more consistent and more attractive plants. A key feature of capillary action is that the soil will only draw up as much water as it can use, protecting plants from root rot and other associated problems. This approach minimizes plant loss and improves overall plant quality. It also reduces the labor associated with inefficient hand or overhead watering. Retail water mats lead to healthier plants, more sales and ultimately higher profits for our customers.
Retail capillary mats for garden centers are designed for racks, tables and displays to maintain plants in containers ranging from large single plant containers to propagation trays. Growers large and small have long known the benefits of capillary irrigation mats, but WaterPulse’s technology is the first to make capillary water mats practical for the retail market. Open-ended water mats are impractical in a retail environment and by enclosing all four sides of the capillary mats, the benefits of capillary action are possible in a retail setting. Retail capillary mats come in standard sizes and shapes to fit retailer display racks. They can be cut to custom sizes for special retail displays, or other unique growing environments.
Our capillary water mat delivers both water and nutrients uniformly, resulting in healthier, more consistent and more attractive plants. The mats are constructed with three separate layers: an impermeable backing layer, a patent pending geo-textile capillary fiber layer, and a pervious top layer. The geo-textile material wicks water evenly and quickly throughout the mat. As water is drawn into plants via the soil, the remaining water in the mat continues to evenly distribute. This unique capability allows WaterPulse capillary mats to be utilized on lightly sloped tables or on the ground.
Our patented Vortex™ Injector System injects water directly into the retail water mats providing uniform watering for all plants. Our capillary irrigation system uses mat clips with injector needles that are inserted between the layers of the mat dispersing water through the needle and facilitating rapid water distribution throughout the mat. The Vortex™ Injector System is hooked to irrigation trunks which are connected to a water source. Inefficient and wasteful hand watering is eliminated resulting in huge water savings and plant mortality is significantly reduced. This system can be automated and hooked up to automatic timers allowing for an automatic watering system. Our patented technology simply provides the best automatic water system on the market for retail garden centers.
By reducing water usage, cutting labor costs and drastically lowering product loss, WaterPulse Retail Water Mats with our patented Vortex™ Injector System will pay for themselves within a single season.
SAVINGS YOU CAN COUNT ON
- 70%+ water savings compared to hand watering
- Over-watering and under-watering are eliminated
- Eliminates inefficient hand watering
- Associates are freed up for customer assistance and merchandizing
- Reduces markdowns because plants are healthier, look better and live longer because of event watering
- Ensures each plant receives the correct amount of water
- Reduces the spread of water-borne disease
- Improves Garden Center appearance by reducing floor pooling
- Can be configured for manual or automated watering
- Custom sizes and shapes available for unique situations