Vertical gardens and living walls make efficient use of outdoor areas that would otherwise be bare or unutilized and provide up new opportunities for cultivating and appreciating plants in a wide variety of settings and surroundings. Walls are springing to life and bursting with the vibrant hues of living plants such as succulents, decorative fake grass, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and even fruit trees. These walls may be found anywhere from rooftop patios to courtyards and stairwells to concrete jungles.
The addition of vertical green walls to a landscape helps to make it more permanent and defines its boundaries. They protect your privacy and block unattractive sights, like the rubbish pile in your neighbor’s side yard, for example. Vertical gardens include smaller residential versions of living tapestries, vine-covered trellises, borders of shrubs or closely planted trees, and walls decorated with traditional and repurposed containers. While the term conjures images of magnificent living tapestries that adorn public walls and buildings, vertical gardens include all of these elements and more.
Vertical Gardening Benefits
There is no way to refute the fact that the popularity of vertical gardens is on the rise, and for many valid reasons. Some of them is:
- They require less room, which is especially helpful when the yard, patio, or balcony in question is cramped.
- They offer instantaneous privacy and have the ability to conceal an unsightly wall or obscure an undesirable view.
- They make it possible for anyone to begin gardening or continue gardening in locations that otherwise could not accommodate a bed of a standard size.
- They have the potential to serve as the focal point of a garden if they are correctly built and maintained.
- They are a choice made in consideration of the environment. A great many of the vertical planters and wall systems available today are made from recycled or repurposed materials.
- The use of a hydroponic system, which is essentially an alternative to growing plants in soil, is typically employed in the cultivation and maintenance of vertical gardens.
- Make it possible to cultivate edibles in a limited amount of space in an urban setting, including fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
- Add some foliage to your façade to give it some life.
- Make it possible for more individuals with disabilities to participate in gardening and increase their accessibility.
- Provide immediate garden boundaries.