Aquamat 4x8 Multilayer Capillary Mat System
Multilayered. Self contained design. Best to use with mixes at least 50% peat.
Can use with fabric pots, beds, or plastic pots with holes in the bottom larger than 1/8".
Must be used on a level surface.
Take extra precautions when laying mats directly on the ground--it should be clear of debris and gravel. Ideally, the ground should be covered by compacted sand or geotextile.
Does not include Blumat Irrigation System
Potential Benefits (Compared to Hand-Watering)
Save 92% on labor
Save 70% on water consumption
Increase growth by 12.5%
Reduce fertilizer use by 80%
Water Capacity: 2.1Gal/Sq Yard (9.5L/Sq Meter)
Mat flow rate: 0.007 Gal/min/Sq Ft (0.3L/min/Sq Meter)
Integrated with BluSoak Drip Tape
Things to Keep in Mind:
Start capillary action by combining overhead and sub irrigation (for about 7 days, continue overhead watering)
Ensure soil or growing medium is moist
Slope must be less than 0.5%. If slope is greater, split water injections into more frequent but shorter intervals
Use with pressure reducers and/or gravity-feed
Continue until roots have developed or the capillary link has been established
Water consumption should be 50-80% lower than with overhead systems--runoff occurs when mats are filled for 25 minutes or more.
Reduce fertilization rates by 50% due to lack of run-off
Disinfect, sweep, and rinse after each crop
Repair tears on cover
Store below 105F (40C) and protect against UV rays
For short-term storage, clean the mats, roll them, and cover with a tarp