Easiwall Pro
Easiwall Pro

FAQ

Getting Started
What do I need to buy to create my own Green Wall?
How much will it cost?
What tools do I need?
How do I calculate the dimensions for my Green Wall?
How do I achieve a specific look?

Installation
How long will it take to install the Easiwall?
How many people will it take to install the Easiwall?
Which walls would be appropriate to fix an Easiwall to?
Will there be a problem with water entering the supporting wall?
What do I do about services or vents?
What time of year should I install/ plant up my Easiwall?

Planting
How long will the planting last?
Do I need to irrigate the plants all year round?
What size of plants should I use?

Easiwall Care
How do I irrigate my Green Wall?
How do I maintain my Green Wall?

About the Easiwall
Are your products recycled / recyclable?
What are the benefits to a Green wall?
How long will the units last?
Can I use this system indoors?
Can the units be freestanding?

Getting Started

What do I need to buy to create my own Green Wall?
Please see our What You will Need Page.

How much will it cost?
The price will vary according to the size required and whether you require panels only or the full system. Items are sold individually or as ‘kits’ which will provide you with all of the equipment needed to install a full green wall system. Please go to our Product Page to see a full list of prices.

What tools do I need?
To install the Easiwall Panels on to an existing wall you will need; a marker, a spirit level, screws, raw plugs and a drill (with masonry drill bit if needed).

How do I calculate the dimensions for my Green Wall?
The Panels are sold in meter dimensions. Measure up the space that you wish to install your Green Wall on by the meter and then choose the appropriate size and number of panels to fit your space. The panels come in 4 sizes (1 x 0.5m, 1 x 1m, 2 x 0.5m, 2 x 1m). The units extend out 150mm from the front to back of the panel.

How do I achieve a specific look?
Please see our Planting List examples for how to create specific planting schemes or you can purchase our highly skilled Designers Time by the hour.

Installation

How long will it take to install the Easiwall?
A basic Easiwall panel is relatively fast to install. However, installation times can vary depending on access, working room and whether scaffolding is required for working at height. It can take as little as 1 day to install and fully plant 5m2 of Easiwall units.

How many people will it take to install the Easiwall?
The system is very simple to install either by drilling it to an existing wall or structure or placing it in an Easiwall reservoir to make it a freestanding structure. Please refer to our How to Install page. Ideally, you will need two people to install the Easiwall. Please see our list of Installers if you would like help.

Which walls would be appropriate to fix an Easiwall to?
House walls, courtyard walls, boundary walls, fence uprights, balcony railings are all appropriate. As the units bear down vertically, there is very little force pulling them off the wall. But if you have any doubts to the strength of your wall, or are planning to construct more than two units high, it is a good idea to seek professional advice. A 1m² unit weighs 15kg when empty. When planted up and irrigated, it will weigh 60 – 68kg.

Will there be a problem with water entering the supporting wall?
As the panels provide a 6mm air space between the back board and the wall there should be no problem. The use of battens will extend this further. In some situations the wall may need waterproofing and this is easily achieved with a Waterproof Membrane.

What do I do about services or vents?
Keep units 150 mm away in all directions from services or vents. Also extend central heating vents by at least 150 mm so that their output is kept well away from the foliage.


What time of year should I install/ plant up the Easiwall?
The system can be installed and planted up at any time of year though we would advise that SpringAutumn are best as frost and cold temperatures can mean that plants don’t take to their new environment.

Planting

How long will the planting last?
From 3 – 5 years or even longer. It does depend on the planting substrate used and the care and attention given to the planting and maintenance.

Do I need to irrigate the plants all year round?
Generally, the irrigation system is turned off in the winter and drained down to prevent frost damage. Irrigation is restarted it the spring after testing to make sure the system is all working.

What size of plants should I use?
This depends on the effect you require. Ideally 1 – 1.5 litre pots are best suited to the Easiwall panels. For an instant result the main requirement is that the plants are a minimum of 20cm tall out of the pot. There is no need to use plug plants that require a period of establishment. Please see our How to Plant page for further information.

Easiwall Care

How do I irrigate my Green Wall?
The Easiwall Irrigation System is simple to install and has proven in trials to be one of the most effective on the market as it will deliver a precise amount of water to the root zone in every trough. If you have a single panel it is possible to irrigate by hand but this must be done on a daily basis.

How do I maintain my Green Wall?
Maintenance on the Green Walls is relatively simple. Please see our How to Maintain Your Green Wall section or our list of Maintenance Companies.

About the Easiwall

Are your products recycled / recyclable?
The Easiwall panel & Reservoir are made from recycled polypropylene and is 100% recyclable.

What are the benefits to a green wall?
Along with other forms of urban greening such as planting trees and constructing green roofs, green walls provide a host of benefits to the environment, people living and working in the area and to the buildings themselves. Our Benefits of Green Walls section provides more details on the environment benefits offered by green or living walls.

How long will the units last?
The plastic used to create Easiwall incorporates an additive to withstand the effects of UV light and will last for a minimum of 10 – 15 years. In fact, the units are made of the same material as cattle feeding troughs, so they are very robust.

Can I use this system indoors?
Absolutely yes – just choose the correct plants, consider the practical issues of watering & lighting and the world is your oyster.

Can the units be freestanding?
Yes, provided the units are seated on a firm base and tied back to a supporting structure, e.g. posts. Alternatively they can be placed within our Reservoir systems.