Green Walls & Sustainability: How to Create Your Own Living Garden Wall?
Green Walls are also known as Green Eco Wallss or Living Garden Walls and they can be the perfect addition to existing landscaping. These can add a lot to any yard and even very small spaces can use Woolly Pockets, which come in a range of sizes and are easily installed right on an existing wall.
When it comes to Sustainability, a Green Wall are one of the best options for adding more plants to your space.
They grow vertically, which means you can grow several different plants in a very small amount of space, ideal if you live in a small area or if you have already landscaped the entire garden.
Not only does a Living Garden Wall look great, they are also useful for protecting buildings and existing walls and can help to regulate the temperature, lowering the cost of heating and cooling due to the extra layer of insulation. This same insulation layer helps to keep sound muffled, as well. The greenery also increases the amount of oxygen in the air and purifies it, as well.
To create your Green Walls, you will need to purchase special wall panels or modules which come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some will give you a number of individual pots to plant one plant in, while others offer long Planting Boxes to cover larger areas. Woolly Pockets are a good choice if you have oddly shaped spaces to fill, as they are flexible rather than flexible. They can also be used to create a wall where none exists, which allows you to create a separation of spaces using only greenery. However, these pouch type modules are equally useful against an existing wall.
Depending on the plants you choose, you may wish to use modules covering the entire wall or just at the top of the wall with the plants hanging down to cover the rest.
There are dozens of ideal plants for this purpose, but consider the light that the wall will get. Water resistant plants are usually a good choice, as well.
Acorus Gramineus, Wisteria and various Ajugas are excellent choices and weather colder climates well, but you will find plenty of other choices. Any plant that does well in containers is a good candidate, whether green or flowering. Look for variegated leaves, as well, to add more interest to the Living Garden Wall.
A good way to choose plants is to take one module to the garden centre and test out various plants to see how they look in the module. Check out other people's gardens, as well, or look at some galleries online to find the best look for your walls.
Once you have the wall modules in place and the plants selected, you will just need to plant them. This can be done with regular potting soil, though you may wish to add some fertilizer to ensure the wall stays fresh and green for longer. Sustainability is limited and in most cases you will need to change the soil after a few years. However, the addition of liquid fertilizer can help from time to time.
Green Walls add so much to a space and while they are the ideal way to expand and increase your garden, a Living GardenWall can also be created indoors, bringing your landscaping right into the house. Whether you choose Woolly Pockets or a rigid system, you will find that Green Eco Walls are the perfect addition to any garden. It adds privacy, fresh air and can even save you money over time in heating bills, as well as cooling.