The vertical garden is a great alternative for people who live in small spaces, here we will tell you how to design one.
Today’s post will surely like a lot especially for those people who do not have a garden or who live in an apartment or a very small space and would like to have a little color and vegetation at home, so today we will talk about the vertical gardens. Well, this system of vertical gardens has caused a trend in large cities where the spaces of homes are becoming smaller every day and maximizing space takes on great significance.
There are several types of vertical gardens, some are placed on exterior walls and others on interior walls but here we will basically tell you what a vertical garden consists of and how to build one at home.
Guide to Create a Vertical Garden at Home
First we will see what is a vertical garden and how they work, well a vertical garden or also known as green walls is a vertical installation of gardening covered with several species (depending on the weather and the place) these plants are rooted on compartments that are embedded in the wall that we want to place it.
These sheets are placed with a small separation where water is supplied to the plants, most of the time these vertical gardens are seen or given a merely decorative use when in fact their functions go beyond, a garden vertical is a source of quality oxygen for our home and also helps circulate the best air inside our home.
Having a vertical garden at home does not necessarily have to represent an expense in maintenance and water for irrigation, if we implement a small rainwater collection system at home we can use all that water to irrigate our vertical garden.
There are 2 types of vertical gardens: the interiors and the exteriors and each of them has its advantages and considerations. If you place a vertical garden on an outside wall, try to get the sun’s rays in a filtered way to your garden since some plants can not stand the direct sun all day.
Another advantage of the exterior walls is that if you live in a city that has an annual rainy season you will save much of the year to have to water your garden since the rain can do that job for you. In the event that you decide to have your vertical garden on an interior wall of your house you will need to take into account especially the irrigation system. How will you water the garden? in addition to the luminosity since natural light is necessary so that the plants can be well.
Well, once we know all this information comes the most important question: how to make a vertical garden? Well, the first thing we need is a vertical structure to place it.
They can be sent to make special wooden or metal shelves to place our garden or you can even design your own vertical structure or buy an existing one in design and gardening stores, in any case any structure that we are going to use should be placed in a way that is not stuck directly to the wall where we plan to place it, but there must be a small space between the wall and the structure to circulate the air and do not accumulate moisture that could later damage the paint and the finish of our wall.
As a tip for metal structures I recommend using layers of earth and felt so that the plants are well rooted and firmly attached to the structure. In this type of gardens remember that not only can you plant flowers, but you can also plant small plants that bear fruit such as strawberries for example.
If you plan to use vines in your vertical garden, it is best to use a metallic or wooden structure that is crossed to favor the grip of the vines to the structure and can develop in a more controlled manner, usually this type of plants as well as ferns require much more attention and care as they tend to expand and if not well cared for then their appearance can be a negative visual experience.
Put a lot of emphasis on the vertical structure, it does not matter if it is made of wood or metal, remember that it will be in contact with earth and a lot of humidity and we must ensure that the wood of our structure is well treated to support the humidity, same way the metal that must be prepared so that in the future it does not suffer from corrosion or oxidation.
Drainage and irrigation
Another important point to consider is the drainage of the garden, because if we do not use a drainage system we run the risk that the water we use to irrigate will stagnate and rot the roots of our plants as well as create fungi and be a contaminating agent that can cause infections.
Also the irrigation system will depend a lot on the type of plants you have and if the garden is indoor or outdoor, you can use many systems that exist in the market or you can do it under the drip technique or if you decide you can do it in the same way traditional manually.
As friends can see it is very simple to place a vertical garden at home and there are many benefits that can bring us both decoratively to improve the environment and air quality of our house. I hope these tips are useful and I say goodbye but not before reminding them to join the blog community on Facebook. Remember that to find more content like this one, visit and recommend https://arquinetpolis.com