When you get a blank wall or a free fence that needs beautification, you can go for vertical gardening. It is the best alternative for the less availability of horizontal space and who want to cover an unattractive wall, or just want something different. Patrick Blanc is a French botanist and a pioneer of the vertical garden concept.
Vertical garden is also known as a green wall (green creepers) or living wall (different type of plants). A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with greenery that includes a growing medium, such as soil or a substrate. Vertical garden is different from green facades, as, green facades have soil only at the base of the wall.
Living wall system composed of pre-vegetated panels, vertical modules or planted blanket. Green wall system vary greatly in their design and construction. Important factors to this are structures and components for green wall system, suitable plants, growing media, irrigation and plant nutrition etc.
Green walls may be indoors or outside, free standing or attached to an existing wall, and come in a great variety of sizes. You can add edibles, annuals, even perennials to these vertical gardening ideas. Vertical gardening takes it one step further by giving non-climbing plants a space on the wall.
Vertical Gardening is a special kind of urban gardening which can be applied on the walls of commercial buildings, hospitals, corporate areas etc. Private vertical gardens have also become a popular home gardening project for space-deprived urbanites, who plant everything from edible herbs to succulents on the interior walls of their apartments.
Once the garden is set, it needs very little upkeep. Most green walls also feature an integrated water delivery system. An automated watering system on the top of the garden provides the plants with hydration and nutrients. If the plants are planted so densely on the wall, then the garden doesn’t need to be trimmed.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.