Green walls are great for those who don’t have much garden space, but lately, the idea of green walls has become also very fashionable. Either part of a building or free standing, this sustainable innovation is healthy and great to look at. Also known as living walls, these vertical gardens are made with flora that benefits everything from our lungs to our eyes.
Living walls are not only as beautiful as you choose to make them but there are quite a few health benefits as well. They naturally remove toxins and unhealthy contaminants in the air that you breathe. They can absorb sound and heat as well.
No one who has seen a green wall close up can say that they’re not impressive.
Excellent for the home or the office, a green wall can turn any boring room into an inviting and peasant environment. This can be great for bringing a good first impression on your clients when they visit you. Or, if you want to give your home a beautiful touch, you only need to add some green to your own four walls and be a great talking point when you have guests.
There are multiple options for making living wall and different ways to install them.
First you need to select the space you wish to have green wall. Then start with building a frame, you will need a good, solid structure which can be hung onto the wall. In general plastic considered for the most appropriate material to use. A plastic sheet must then be attached to the frame to stop water from leaking.
Now you are ready to attach a layer of fabric to the frame, which will act as the foundation for your plants on which they will live and grow from. Be sure to use a material which has effective water retention properties and lets roots grow through – felt is often the material of choice here.
Next step is setting up an irrigation system for the water to be able to reach all parts of the wall. The usual style is to attach a tube across the top of your wall, which will drip water down throughout the whole structure. At this point you will also need to add a fertilizing system.
At final you will need to insert the plants you want to include in your green wall. This is entirely down to your personal preference. Just take into account the current aesthetics of the room or garden where you are constructing your green wall.