Grand Rapids, Michigan/ February 25th, 2013 – LiveWall® will feature their new vertical green landscape system at the 34th annual Western Michigan Home and Garden Show. West Michigan’s largest home and garden show will take place from February 28th to March 3rd.
Whether you’re converting to energy saving light bulbs, driving fuel efficient cars, or recycling more everyone seems to be looking to make their world a little greener these days. This desire for mental and physical health has led one Spring Lake, Michigan based company to another innovative product development which will make a huge impact on the green movement throughout the nation. This new green wall product is called LiveWall®.
“LiveWall provides a new option for adding the living beauty of greenery onto any building,” says Dave MacKenzie, president and founder of LiveWall. “With unequaled versatility, LiveWall can create green walls planted with annuals, perennials, succulents and tropical plants. We are excited about the unlimited possibilities.” This system can also be used to turn a plain wall into an herb or vegetable garden. This development is a big innovation in the green industry and is simple enough for do-it-yourself installations by homeowners or company employees. It can be custom designed to create unique wall installations on large commercial buildings or purchased as a smaller kit, with or without automatic irrigation. The company will also display LiveScreen®, a mobile, fully assembled version of LiveWall that comes two-sided on wheels, fully assembled and ready for plants and soil.
For business and homeowners looking to hire a professional installer, four landscape companies will include LiveWall systems in their display at the show. Everett’s Landscape, Stout Creek Landscape, Bakhuyzen Landscape Management and Summit Landscape Management are Grand Rapids companies taking their landscaping business vertically by providing LiveWall design and installation services.
LiveWall® is engineered to be attractive, simple to install on most walls, easy to maintain and change, and healthy for plants. The LiveWall® system’s WallTer® planter modules slide into the revolutionary RainRail® mounting tracks, which secure them in place and include hidden conduits and built-in nozzles for integrated mist irrigation. The WallTer® is manufactured using recycled architectural grade plastic, with a six inch depth by five inch wide structure that comes in 8-inch and 16-inch lengths. WallTer® inserts may be preordered fully grown or planted from seed or plugs and placed into the soil filled modules on site.
LiveWall® is the result of four years of research and design improvement by the same team of horticultural scientists, landscape professionals, architects, roofing specialists and green building experts at Hortech® who created LiveRoof®, the green roof system proven successful in more than 800 installations. LiveWall®, like LiveRoof®, makes horticultural sense. It gives plants what they need in growing conditions like those found in the natural landscape.
“We developed LiveWall® in much the same way we developed LiveRoof®. After extensive evaluation of existing planted wall systems, we engineered LiveWall® to surpass them,” says Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president of Hortech®, Spring Lake, Michigan
Designed with a healthy regard for plants and their nutrition, LiveWall® is a vertical garden system that achieves simplicity and sustainability in harmony with nature. LiveWall® is the result of four years of R&D by the professionals who created LiveRoof®. LiveWall® supports plants as nature intended with the roots growing down into carefully selected soil, stems and leaves growing up. With unsurpassed versatility to grow a diversity of plant types, LiveWall® transforms ordinary walls into inspiring vertical landscapes. LiveWall® is simple, effective and attractive. The system’s WallTer® planter modules slide into the revolutionary RainRail® mounting tracks, which secure them in place and provide integrated mist irrigation. As with LiveRoof®, licensed regional growers customize plant selection for every LiveWall® project. They deliver the module inserts abundantly vegetated with locally cultivated full-grown, thriving plants for immediate success and enduring beauty.