The definition of vertical gardens is clear from their name. These are gardens that grow in height. That is, to express ourselves better, whose base is positioned so that it goes up. Vertical gardens are ideal for small spaces that don’t have much horizontal surface area and for spaces that need new eco-friendly solutions as they are cooling in the summer and, of course, improve air quality.
If you think they are complicated to make, we’ll reassure you immediately. You can do it all yourself. And you can spend as much money as you want, meaning they don’t have to be expensive at all. Here are some elegant solutions.
How to plant a vertical garden?
Start by selecting a wall. If you have an ugly and unsightly wall, this is the ideal and exciting solution to bring it back to life and make it a cozy place to stay. The good thing is that any wall can be used for landscaping a vertical garden. Unless you want to build a really large vertical garden or plant trees, you don’t have to worry about the weight of the plants.
Selection of plants
Which plants to choose depends on the position of the wall you choose and the amount of sun it receives. However, if you have decided on specific plants, make sure they are in a good position where they will get everything they need to grow well.
As with any planting, take care of the sun, shade, wind, humidity, and cold when arranging a vertical garden. Be sure to take care of whether your new garden is indoors or outdoors, so adjust your plant selection accordingly.
Create a frame
For your plants, you need to create a frame that looks similar to office shelves. The most comfortable material to maintain is plastic. However, it can also be metal that is more expensive and heavier or wood that needs additional moisture and mold protection.
Put good quality soil in the frame, then cover it with a sturdy cloth that will keep the plants and soil inside. You will need at least two layers of fabric, connect them with galvanized screws and stainless joints, tighten it tightly so that it does not wrinkle.
Plant the plants you have prepared inside, water them well occasionally, fertilize them with adequate fertilizer and enjoy the fruits of your work.
Dare to do it
In the vertical garden, the advantage over the horizontal garden is that it saves space, purifies the air, and brightens the home.
What can be problematic with such gardens is that they dry out quickly and are harder to grow larger plants. More care and attention are needed around such a garden, but the effect is quite wonderful.