What are vertical gardens?
Vertical Gardens as the name suggests are gardens grown against the wall vertically with the use of Hydroponic techniques or hanging pots. These gardens can be grown freestanding or against the wall. These hanging gardens of Babylon are a similar technic used by ancient people and vineyards in many parts of the world have inspired the creation of vertical gardens. Today these are very useful in getting nature to small spaces and can last up to a decade.
Vertical gardens use a freestanding structure which can be screwed into the wall for support depending on the size. Usually, the expensive structures come with a hydroponic system attached to it, there is a tank with a motor which then circulates the water to all the plants. This system makes for hassle-free maintenance of the vertical garden. This makes it ideal for the office where space is limited and maintenance hard. Though the system does not give the advantage of potted plants, which can be moved now and then, it is a less messy solution.
These Gardens are a good way to add some nature to your workplace. You can have it installed indoors and outdoors. It can be put in lobbies and in common walkways to give your office or home a breath of fresh air. If you want to add a living wall or vertical garden in your place of business contact us. We also do complete home and office interiors and exteriors.
Basic types of green wall
The natures way of vertical garden, we mimic nature and use climbers or trailing plants to make this living wall. Planting is done in the ground at the foot of the wall that needs to be covered. Frame or wires are then attached to the wall and the plants are guided to climb the support. The plants eventually start the climb on their own and cover the said wall. In nature, these plants climb onto trees and end up covering the tree. Climbing facades are the easiest of the techniques but is limited to outdoors. Best used for exterior design and elevations.
Containers are filled with soil and plants are attached to walls or a frame. This method uses a lightweight substrate to support the plants. The Substrate is usually a recycled material with added nutrients to help with plant growth. The substrate maintains moisture making the watering process easy. This system can be used in indoor and outdoor. They make the perfect system for homes and offices.
Plants do not need soil to grow. Hydroponics uses a nutrient liquid which is then cycled through the plants which are supported by a substrate like hydroton or cocopeat. the substrate does not add any nutrients value and is there only to hold the plants. This system can be used in indoor and outdoor. The plants grow fast and do not need constant care as the system is circulating the water. Installation of the system might need an expert as there are a lot of calculations to the system.
Why are vertical gardens perfect for offices?
The office usually has a lot of people working in a closed up environment. Studies show that employees who have a view of greenery and nature show an improved mental state and are less stressed. A green wall gives you the perfect way to add a bit of nature without losing too much space. It also increases the overall air quality of the office as well.
Indoor air is not the different the air outside, it has all the pollutants from outside plus whatever you are adding inside a building, like cooking and fumes from cleaning products and building materials. Green walls help clean the air, improve the air with fresh oxygen produced by the plants. The green wall is a conversation starter and keeps your business top of mind with a “wow” factor.
Hence, vertical gardens are perfect for the workspace because they fit a lot of plants in a small space and make the office interiors look better. While being able to fit onto the wall and hardly taking up any floor space.