Root rot is a common cause of dead plants found in commercial planters. While green roofs have low soil depths for water retention, commercial planters are typically deep and the soil can retain large amounts of water making it necessary to create positive drainage. Planters are restricted containers that typically have one exit point which is located at the bottom of the container. When plants are placed in any kind of restricted container, over time, the super fine soil within the organic soil builds a layer just below the soil surface where water cannot penetrate and allows excess water to surround the existing roots.
AMERGREEN Planter drains create an air space around the sides and base of commercial planters. This allows for fast and efficient drainage by allowing water to drain from all sides of the planter, eliminating the “corking effect” created by soil fines.
AMERGREEN products will also provide a secondary drainage system on the sides of the planter container, protecting it from structural damage incurred during natural freeze, thaw cycles and extending the overall life of the container.
AMERGREEN-T & AMERGREEN-W
prefabricated drains for commercial planters are constructed with a formed polymeric core with a filter fabric bonded to one side. The fabric is securely bonded to each dimple and prevents soil intrusion in the water flow channel. AMERGREEN prefabricated sheet drains provide superior drainage, eliminate root rot from oversaturated soils and extends the structural life of the planter. AMERGREEN products can contribute toward LEED design initiatives for storm water management capabilities and recycled materials.
AMERGREEN-T uses a nonwoven, spun-bonded filter fabric and provides excellent filtration for fine soil particles.
AMERGREEN-W is constructed with the industry standard woven monofilament filter fabric that provides outstanding filtration for organic soil applications.