02 Oct Simple Ideas for Vertical Garden Designs
The benefits of indoor plants are myriad. They improve air quality by filtering out toxins, and improve mood via aromatherapy and by adding a splash of green to any space. However, what if you simply don’t have room for plants in your home or office? Do you really want to miss out on everything that plants can do? A new solution to this quandary exists in the form of vertical garden designs. Concepts for vertical gardens are many and varied. The plants and structure you choose can make a big difference in how much maintenance your vertical garden design will need, so it’s best to keep that in mind when making your choices.
Vertical gardens can provide benefits like insulation and sound proofing. When installed outside, they encourage biodiversity by offering a habitat for local wildlife and helpful insects. Outdoor wall gardens may even earn you credits in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program (LEED). Vertical garden designs may fill an entire wall, flank a hot tub, or serve as a lush replacement for a window box. Indoors, they can enhance a bathroom, game room, or office – any room that needs freshening up.
When you begin sketching out your vertical garden design, consider the colors, leaf shape, and potential fullness of each plant. Think about how much time you’ll have to maintain your greenery, and choose plants that will require a little less time than that. You might also consider including herbs, berries, tomatoes, or other edibles that bring even more value to your vertical garden. Use color to create patterns, or let your imagination run wild by using plants to “paint” a scene that turns your home or office into a living art exhibit. Talk to someone who specializes in vertical garden designs to help you find plants that are easy to care for and just right for your space. Plant care professionals can also answer your questions about plant feeding, irrigation, and everything else you’ll need to know to help your vertical garden thrive.