Vertical gardens are turning into a great way to decorate buildings, increase insulation, and fill a garden with wonderful growing things even in a small space. The concept has grown with the popularity of landscaping ecologically. So now there are ways to make the installation of a living wall easier than ever. Here is some information on vertical gardens and how to build them:
1. It is important to understand what a vertical garden is. The concept is a way to build soil that actually goes UP a wall and offers a footing for plant roots. Water washes down with gravity minimizing waste and allows the plant to grow along the wall vertically as if it were a planting area on the ground.
2. One can build his own living wall by creating a frame that will hold soil in steps going upward. It can be structured so it covers a block wall, a single panel or the side of a building. Against a building, a living wall will work the same as a green roof in providing insulation. Like a green roof, it is important to include an efficient waterproof barrier to prevent water seepage or mold in the building walls. Vertical gardens are also heavy so weight must be taken into consideration during construction.
Modular system is the most easiest and effective for developing and maintaining a green wall/vertical garden. The design is simple and handy and is explained as follows:
VertiGarden lends itself to creative gardening. It can be used as a single unit, or as linked modules to create a unique display.
Each VertiGarden Module is 500mm x 400mm with a depth of about 90mm (20″ x 16″ x 3″). A module comprises of an outer metal frame, a grow tray and lid, a mesh top and an inline internal irrigation system.
To ensure an even distribution of plants in your Vertical Garden, the VertiGarden grow tray is divided internally into four sections each having its own two inline drippers and drainage. 16 plants and 10 litres of good quality compost are required for each module.