You may have noticed an increasing number of green walls or vertical gardens popping up in cafés, restaurants and office buildings over the past few years. No, it is not your imagination, vertical gardens are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason too.
These eye-catching features are a great way to introduce greenery into spaces where the conventional garden is just not possible. Green Walls have become more popular recently for the simple reason that through trial and error we have worked out how to do it properly.
There is some doubt about the success of green walls, the amount of maintenance and whether plants will be able to live on a vertical structure.
The answer is of course they will be able to live!
Have you ever seen plants growing in seemingly impossible spaces? Just like in the image below?
If a plant can grow here, a plant can grow anywhere.
To install your vertical garden we recommend the Atlantis Gro-Wall 4 Kit ($198) sold at our online store www.greenandhome.com.au/shop, or in store at 738 Darling Street Rozelle. This kit is a tried and tested option.
The Gro-Wall Kit is provides plenty of soil depth in each pot and a strong structure that can be attached to a wall. For extra impact you can install multiple kits next to each other in various arrangements. See gallery below.
A great way to make the grow wall more of a feature is to frame the outside with timber or steel cladding. Our service team can provide you with a detailed quotation for a complete vartical garden design & installation.
When creating a vertical garden at your home you need to approach the process much the same way you would with a conventional garden space. It is important to understand the micro-climatic conditions of the space. Here are some things you should take note of:
- What is the aspect of the space?
- How much natural light does the space receive throughout the day?
- Is the space in shade or full sun or somewhere in between?
- Is the space indoor? If so, is it in a bright position or located away from natural light?
- Do you get frost in winter, or extreme periods of heat in summer?
- How much time do you plan to spend caring for your garden?
- Would you like to use your vertical garden as a decorative feature or herb garden?
Once you have a good understanding of the space, the next step is choosing appropriate plants to suit this environment.
If you are not sure how to do this or have any questions we can help you at Green and Home, email, call or visit us in store.