Timing is everything when looking after your most valuable asset – your plant stock. Keeping your planteria environment inviting to your customers and looking its best is time consuming. Get this wrong and the result could be a loss of sales due to poorly kept stock. Challenges brought about through maintenance and specifically watering are many. Over watering as well as under watering create their own issues with loss of stock, an unsafe customer environment and plant bench deterioration proves costly all round. Wasted resource on time consuming hand watering as well as the cost of the water itself all add up to continual expense if not optimised efficiently.
Next Generation Capillary Matting
Managing urgent watering in record breaking temperatures in a busy garden nursery when customers need your full attention is a huge challenge. So what is the solution? Acopia have been involved in some pioneering testing with capillary matting to achieve optimum results through correct installation and usage.
Here are the key benefits
- Water retention 3 liters/m2
- Very even water distribution
- Excellent water take up by plants
- Rapid water absorption
- Strong root growth resulting in healthy plants
- Reduced risk of disease through no excess water
- Reduced water usage
- Different thicknesses optimized for different bench types
- Easy to clean – can be pressure washed or brushed
- UV stabilised
This all results in a prolonged bench life for your stock with a system that can be easily adapted to fit any size of bench. Flexible, money saving, low maintenance and can be used for both your indoor and outdoor plant displays.
Tailor Made For You to Deliver Incredible Savings
Acopia also tailor the matting to suit your exact bench requirements so all matting arrives pre-cut, ready for a quick and simple installation. This again delivers times savings calculated at over £1,000 in labour for 100 benches over ordinary capillary installation solutions.
On average, weekly savings have been calculated at delivering nearly a £200 reduction per week in watering labour costs as well as over £300 a week in water consumption. As far as plant stock is concerned, garden centres could expect to see a reduction of at least 25% in plant loss.
Acopia supplied pre-cut capillary matting for Dobbies Nurseries across their entire retail estate of 38 centers, enabling them to achieve impressive cost savings. If you would like to find out more about what we could do to support your plant care, please contact Jake Elkins on 07881 311 857 to book a FREE no obligation appraisal of your watering needs or contact us using the form below.