The LiveWall System...
...is a hybrid of architectural design, engineering, and horticulture—bringing together the best of aesthetics, physical and functional attributes, and a biological environment for plant material to thrive. LiveWall applies horticultural know how, common sense and the latest technology to provide a unique, attractive, sustainable living wall, at a reasonable cost - all of this in a vertical garden design that can be mounted on outside walls to stand up to wind and driving rain. LiveWall has also developed a system specifically for use inside buildings. LiveWall Indoor is a drip-free, water-efficient living wall which addresses the unique needs of tropical plants.
LiveWall is designed to…
...accommodate a broad range of plants; sun and shade loving perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, medicinal and tropical plants. You will have gardens that grow on walls.
The LiveWall Difference
The LiveWall system is different from other living wall planters available on the market.
The benefits to you include a better aesthetic presentation, instant vegetation, good air flow (behind the system), substantially lower maintenance, elimination of soil erosion, standardized installation procedures, sustained nutrient dispersal, choice of color, durable long-lasting components, and the pride and peace-of-mind in knowing the project will be successful. With these advantages, LiveWall represents the best value in green wall systems.
LiveWall Functions Like Nature
The patented LiveWall system is the only green wall system that uses the unique RainRail® mounting system, WallTer® planting modules, and fully grown WallTer Inserts for TopSide® planting technology. This allows for horizontal soil orientation and naturally oriented vertical plant growth. By not forcing plants to grow sideways from an unnatural horizontal plane, LiveWall functions like nature, and this leads to long lived healthy plants and sustainable art for your walls.
Sustainable designs for green homes and green buildings, LiveWall WallTer wall planters are attractive in any season. Our living wall products are offered in a multitude of colors to work with an almost endless combination of plant material. A LiveWall system will draw attention to your project for the right reasons; year-round architectural interest, seasonal beauty of healthy plant materials, and a unique interface with the building's own architecture.
- Easy to plant.
- Easy to reinvent seasonally with different species.
- Available fully grown for virtually guaranteed success.
- Effective in all climates, and for indoor applications.
- Attractive even during the dormant season.
- Easy to design.
- Easy to install.
- Easy to water, fertilize and maintain.
LiveWall allows for…
- Natural, rain-like irrigation.
- Unrestricted design creativity.
- No soil erosion.
- Sustainable nutrient dispersal
- Good Air-flow, behind the system
- Optimum LEED points.
LiveWall Outdoor Details: SIDE-FED
Lower cost option - irrigation lines are run along the side of the living wall structure and would be covered with a facing material
LiveWall Outdoor Details: REAR-FED
Higher cost option - irrigation lines are run behind the living wall structure
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Our design staff is happy to support you with your structural design.
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Our design staff provides customized shop drawings of the structural layout with each order.
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We designed LiveWall for ultra low maintenance.
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How LiveWall Works
LiveWall is simple and effective; first you attach the aluminum VertiRails® (furring tracks) to the building wall. These allow for ventilation and provide a surface to attach the RainRails®. The RainRails do two things; they hold the WallTer® wall planters, and because the RainRails are hollow, they convey the irrigation water to the spray nozzles which provide water in rain-like fashion to the plants and soil (like the misters in the produce section at the grocery store).
To make it even easier, we designed the WallTer inserts, which are the plant containers that drop into the WallTer wall planters. This way, you can choose to have instant gratification with pregrown nursery plants, which can be dropped into the WallTers in mature condition. And, if desired, the wall can be reinvented seasonally with colorful annuals.
Install VertiRail aluminum furring strips.
VertiRails provide a level surface upon which to mount the living wall, and they allow for air to circulate between the living wall and the building, which prevents moisture build-up.
Install horizontal rails.
Attach bottom H-Rail, which is an anodized aluminum rail that holds the lower edge of the bottom row of planters. Then, using supplied GapTools, space and attach RainRail to form a slot wall for planters. Water moves through the hollow RainRails to a series of nozzles used to irrigate each row of planters.
Hook up the irrigation feed.
Use supplied SlipFit adapters and LightBlock fittings to connect each row of RainRails to the irrigation feed. Test the irrigation to ensure that even water flow.
Install HideAway brackets.
On side-fed walls, install supplied HideAway brackets along the irrigation feed. HideAway brackets are used to mount the owner-preferred facing material over the irrigation feed.
Install facing material.
On side-fed walls, install contractor-sourced facing material onto HideAway brackets to conceal irrigation feed. Aluminum and wood are most commonly selected facing materials.
Install WallTer wall planters.
Drop WallTer wall planter modules into the slots of RainRails. In high wind applications or as a theft deterrent, install WallTer limiting screws.
Removable WallTer wall planter inserts are easy to drop into place for an instantly mature green wall. If desired, planter inserts can grown at a nursery prior to installation on the wall. These removable inserts make it very easy to rearrange planters or replace short-lived selections such as vegetables and annual flowers.
Water new plants thoroughly, set irrigation timer according to seasonal irrigation chart, and enjoy!