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Capillary Mats

Even the most strong and powerful tree begins as a fragile sprout coming out of a tiny seed. Nurturing that sprout or clone when it's young requires much more attention than when it's older and in a larger container. In general, the larger the container, the less frequently it needs irrigation; the smaller, the more often it needs watering. For this reason, capillary mats frequently become one of the grower's most time-saving tools for starting seedlings and propagating clones. They water plants from the bottom up, preventing many problems while providing many advantages. Although not well-known in the USA yet, capillary mat systems in Europe have a long history with extensive use. Before these water-holding fabrics became available, people used wet sand beds and even thick layers of newspaper. And even in the USA now, retail garden centers, greenhouses, and nurseries have installed over 8 million square feet of AquaMats, saving roughly 70% of their water use - 889,000 gallons per season per garden center. 

13 products


  • Capillary Mat 4' wide - per foot-1

    Capillary Mat 4' wide - per foot

    Out of stock

    Description This mat is great for lining seed trays and for use with the Surface-Blumat. The way to set it up is to line your tray or tub with the capillary mat fabric and put the Surface Blumat on top- and when adjusted correctly, the Blumat will automatically turn your water flow on and off based on the moisture level of the cap mat.

    Out of stock

    $4.99

  • Complete 2' x 4' Aquamat w/ Blumat and BluSoak Capillary Mat System Kit-1

    Complete 2' x 4' Capillary Mat System Kit

    Out of stock

    Description This kit contains everything necessary, aside from a reservoir and water supply, to set up a 2' x 4' aquamat capillary mat system irrigated with blumat/blusoak technology. Click here to download the instructions. The surface blumat keeps the capillary mat at a steady level of moisture. This senses the moisture level with the same blumat technology we use for containers, and delivers water/nutrient solution through lengths of blusoak that we integrate into the multi-layered aquamat. This is truly the most deluxe and comprehensive capillary mat system design that we are aware of. The kit includes: 1x 2' x 4' Multilayered Aquamat Capillary Mat 8' BluSoak Drip Tape (Replaces the tape used in stock Aquamats) 4x BluSoak x 8mm adapters 4x Blumat 8mm Elbows 6' 3mm Tubing 4' 8mm Superflex Tubing 1x Surface Blumat Sensor 1x 8mm x 3mm x 8mm Reducing Tee What You Might Need (Not included in kit)   Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fittings for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems) 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Blumats Either an 8mm x 8mm elbow or an 8mm shut-off valve to put at the end of your supply line     Some of our complete Aquamat systems require special-ordering, and therefore there is a delay on shipment. If this is a concern or issue, please contact our office at 303.998.1323.    

    Out of stock

    $150.48

  • Anti-Algae Perforated Black Foil, per foot-1

    Anti-Algae Perforated Black Foil, per foot

    Out of stock

    Description Stop algae and other unwanted organism growing where you don't want them! This perforated black foil lets the water in but not the light. Essential with our Surface Blumats, also great for covering the tops of Grodan cubes and any other places where you have a moist material in light. The foil is 4' wide - order by any amount of linear feet.

    Out of stock

    $3.69

  • AquaMat 4'x4' Plain-1

    AquaMat 4'x4' Plain

    Out of stock

    Description 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 Sytem 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% Specifications 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 Maintenance 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 https://www.irrigation.equipment/guide-to-blumat-regulated-capillary-mat-systems/

    Out of stock

    $92.18

  • Complete 4' x 8' Aquamat w/ Blumat and BluSoak Capillary Mat System Kit-1

    Complete 4' x 8' Capillary Mat System Kit

    Out of stock

    Description This kit contains everything necessary, aside from a reservoir and water supply, to set up a 4' x 8' aquamat capillary mat system irrigated with blumat/blusoak technology. Click here to download the instructions. The surface blumat keeps the capillary mat at a steady level of moisture. This senses the moisture level with the same blumat technology we use for containers, and delivers water/nutrient solution through lengths of blusoak that we integrate into the multi-layered aquamat. This is truly the most deluxe and comprehensive capillary mat system design that we are aware of. The kit includes: 1x 4' x 8' Multilayered Aquamat Capillary Mat 16' BluSoak Mega Drip Tape (Replaces the tape used in stock Aquamats) 4x BluSoak x 8mm adapters 4x Blumat 8mm Elbows 4' 3mm Tubing 5' 8mm Superflex Tubing 1x Surface Blumat Sensor 1x 8mm x 3mm x 8mm Reducing Tee What You Might Need: Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fittings for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems) 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Blumats Either an 8mm x 3mm elbow or an 8mm shut-off valve to put at the end of your supply line

    Out of stock

    $274.07

  • Capillary Mat 6' wide - per foot-1

    Capillary Mat 6' wide - per foot

    Out of stock

    Description This mat is great for lining seed trays and for use with the Surface-Blumat. The way to set it up is to line your tray or tub with the capillary mat fabric and put the Surface Blumat on top- and when adjusted correctly, the Blumat will automatically turn your water flow on and off based on the moisture level of the cap mat.

    Out of stock

    $6.90

  • Aquamat 4x8 Multilayer Capillary Mat Plain-1

    Aquamat 4x8 Multilayer Capillary Mat Plain

    Out of stock

    Description 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% Specifications 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 Maintenance 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 https://www.irrigation.equipment/guide-to-blumat-regulated-capillary-mat-systems/

    Out of stock

    $184.36

  • 4' x 4' Capillary Mat System with Blumat Irrigation-1

    4' x 4' Capillary Mat System with Blumat Irrigation

    Out of stock

    Description Capillary Mat System, 4’ x 4’ Here's a great, automated systems for growing seedlings, starts, and clones. Just hook it up to a gravity reservoir or a pressurized water line (with a pressure reducer) and make sure that those small, vulnerable plants don't dry out or drown. Click here to download the instructions. This set-up includes: 1 - Surface Blumat 1 - Capillary Mat 4' x 4' 1 - Perforated Black Foil, 1.2 meters wide (47.3") anti-algae 5 ft - Super-Flex 8mm by the foot Silicone Rubber Tubing 8 ft - BluSoak 2.0 DripTape 4 - Blumat Elbows - bulk 1 - Blumat 8 to 3 Reducer Tee 4 - Blusoak to 8mm Barbed Adapter 1 - 3mm Quick-Connect on-off Adapter Valves This system needs to have a flat surface but it can be almost anything: a cement or tile floor, a plastic-covered sheet of plywood, metal or glass. Does not include Impermeable Plastic Layer The water wicks up from the bottom so it doesn't squeeze the oxygen out of your planting mix or disturb delicate seed sprouts like hand-watering easily does. https://www.irrigation.equipment/guide-to-blumat-regulated-capillary-mat-systems/

    Out of stock

    $111.13

  • Capillary Pot Kit - 4' x 4'-1

    Capillary Pot Kit - 4' x 4'

    Out of stock

    Description Bottomless pots and capillary mats make an ideal partnership. This kit is excellent for growers who want to minimize labor while growing high-quality starts. Click here to download the instructions. Because the water comes from the bottom, roots spread out and grow down instead of only out. The tiny holes in the capillary mat's top layer prevents the roots from growing into it but keeps them ready for a new home. To transplant outside or into a bigger pot or bed, just pick up and put the pot on top of your soil or planting mix - no need to dig a hole and cut into the soil’s microbe networks. After the roots have sufficiently decomposed, you can easily lift away your sleeve for re-use. This kit contains 20 1 Gallon Grassroots Sleeves, and one complete 4'x4' capillary mat system. What You Might Need (Not included in kit): Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fittings for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems) 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Surface Blumats Either an 8mm x 8mm elbow or an 8mm shut-off valve to put at the end of your supply line

    Out of stock

    $217.39

  • 4' x 8' Capillary Mat System with Blumat Irrigation-1

    4' x 8' Capillary Mat System with Blumat Irrigation

    Out of stock

    Description Capillary Mat System, 4' x 8' Here's a great, automated systems for growing seedlings, starts, and clones. Just hook it up to a gravity reservoir or a pressurized water line (with a pressure reducer) and make sure that those small, vulnerable plants don't dry out or drown. Click here to download the instructions. This set-up includes: 1 - Surface Mounting Blumat 8 ft. Capillary Mat 4' Wide 8 ft. Anti-Algae Perforated Black Foil 5 ft. Red 8mm Super-Flex Tubing 4 - Blumat 8mm Elbows 3 ft. 3mm Drip Tubing for Blumat Systems 16 ft. Blusoak 2.0 Drip Tape 4 - Blusoak to 8mm Barbed Adapter 1 - 8mm x 3mm x 8mm Blumat Tee This system needs to have a flat surface but it can be almost anything: a cement or tile floor, a plastic-covered sheet of plywood, metal or glass. Does not include Impermeable Plastic Layer The water wicks up from the bottom so it doesn't squeeze the oxygen out of your planting mix or disturb delicate seed sprouts like hand-watering easily does. https://www.irrigation.equipment/guide-to-blumat-regulated-capillary-mat-systems/

    Out of stock

    $149.33

  • Capillary Pot Kit - 4' x 8'-1

    Capillary Pot Kit - 4' x 8'

    Out of stock

    Description Bottomless pots and capillary mats make an ideal partnership. This kit is excellent for growers who want to minimize labor while growing high-quality starts. Click here to download the instructions. Because the water comes from the bottom, roots spread out and grow down instead of only out. The tiny holes in the capillary mat's top layer prevents the roots from growing into it but keeps them ready for a new home. To transplant outside or into a bigger pot or bed, just pick up and put the pot on top of your soil or planting mix—no need to dig a hole and cut into the soil’s microbe networks.After the roots have sufficiently decomposed, you can easily lift away your sleeve for re-use. This kit contains 40 1 Gallon Grassroots Sleeves, and one complete 4'x8' capillary mat system. What You Might Need (Not included in kit): Connection to your water source (either thru-hull bulkhead fittings for gravity systems, a pressure reducer, or a Blumat pump for larger systems) 8mm Supply tube to connect your water source to your Surface Blumats Either an 8mm x 8mm elbow or an 8mm shut-off valve to put at the end of your supply line

    Out of stock

    $377.84

  • Capillary Mat 4' wide - 100' roll-1

    Capillary Mat 4' wide - 100' roll

    Out of stock

    Description This mat is great for lining seed trays and for use with the Surface-Blumat. The way to set it up is to line your tray or tub with the capillary mat fabric and put the Surface Blumat on top- and when adjusted correctly, the Blumat will automatically turn your water flow on and off based on the moisture level of the cap mat.

    Out of stock

    $450.00

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