In recent years, more and more establishments and homeowners have been putting up their own vertical gardening and green walls.
But vertical gardening and green walls are more than just trendy design elements. They are not even a new concept.
These gardens-on-walls have plenty of benefits.
Many people, including architects and landscape professionals, recognize these benefits and thus incorporate vertical gardening into their designs.
The Benefits of Vertical Gardening and Green Walls
Putting up your vertical garden or green wall encompasses aesthetic and economic benefits. These benefits include:
Adds beauty and visual interest.
Nature makes a significant decorative element in any space. As such, a vertical garden can significantly improve the aesthetic value of your home or building.
It can beautify an otherwise dull wall and make it Instagram-worthy.
It can also break up the monotony or redundancy of seeing a line of concrete walls and structures.
Moreover, we can design your vertical garden and arrange the plants to hide unsightly spots like graffiti and cracks or holes in the wall.
Vertical gardening and green walls prove you don’t need a significant land area to fit many plants.
One square meter of the ground could provide a few traditional potted plants, but a similar-sized vertical space can accommodate around five times more plants in small containers.
You can instead utilize the extra ground space for additional seating or furniture.
You can enjoy a refreshing, lush environment through vertical gardening, even with a small living space or high-rise buildings surrounding you.
You can also use areas you otherwise wouldn’t be able to utilize, like fences, walls on narrow alleys, and even balcony ledges.
We can help design a vertical garden or green wall that optimizes your space, whether it’s outdoors or indoors.
A vertical garden or green wall allows you to minimize water consumption and conserve water.
We can help you set up an automatic irrigation system that waters only your plants on the topmost tier.
Plants in the lower levels can catch water overflow from the plants directly above them. In other words, excess water from the higher plants flows down and gets used by the lower plants.
Moreover, the plants will absorb rainwater, so your vertical garden becomes a natural water reserve.
Because of the plants, rainwater gets filtered, and most of it will get purified and evaporate before it even reaches the underground drainage system.
This, in turn, helps reduce the chances of flooding. It will also help regulate groundwater levels.
This benefit is, therefore, not only economical but also ecological. By avoiding wastage, you save on your water bill and help the environment simultaneously.
Improves air quality.
Vertical gardens and green walls serve as a giant air-purifying system.
Your vertical garden will help improve the air quality of your surroundings as it will filter pollutants or harmful gases from the air, process heavy metals, and trap dust.
The plants will also absorb carbon dioxide and generate oxygen.
And more oxygen is produced because a vertical space can house more plants in a given urban area.
All these, in turn, benefit your physical health. A vertical garden will help ease respiratory issues, reduce allergies associated with air toxins, and even reduce stress.
Improves mental health.
Research has found that being surrounded by nature positively affects one’s mental health.
It can help:
- calm your nerves
- relax your mind,
- increase your productivity level,
- improve your focus,
- enhance your memory,
- alleviate your mood,
- make you happier overall.
All these mean a lesser chance of developing mental illness.
And by installing a vertical garden in your home or building, you don’t need to go far to be with nature. We can help bring character to you, even if you live in the heart of the city.
Compared to traditional gardens, vertical gardens are easier to maintain. For one, you don’t have to deal with problems like weeds.
You also don’t need to look out for soil-borne plant diseases and ground-dwelling pests.
Hanging plants are also less prone to rot than plants on the ground.
Live plants on the wall will only need periodic maintenance and care.
You must check your irrigation system, trim and clean the leaves, and occasionally replace old plants with new ones.
This means you get to save a significant amount of time and money in the maintenance department.
Besides, we will give you tips and guidance regarding caring for and maintaining your vertical garden.
Reduces energy costs.
An interior or exterior vertical garden helps reduce energy costs as it will insulate your building. A vertical garden is a thermal insulator that reduces air temperature.
It will significantly cool down the wall’s surface, and you will only have to rely a little on air conditioning to keep the indoor air temperature conducive.
As a result, you get to conserve energy and reduce electrical consumption.
Reduces noise levels.
The plants on your green wall can absorb about half the noise generated outside, especially in a bustling city.
Your vertical garden will serve as a sound barrier and block high-frequency sounds so you don’t get disturbed inside.
As a result, you get better sleep, you can focus better at work, and you get to have quality conversations inside your building.
Adds value to a house or building.
In real estate, a housing unit, a room, or a building has a higher value if it overlooks or is close to a garden, a green space, or a park.
By installing a vertical garden in your home or building, you are adding value to it.
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