Some Tips to Build a Vertical Garden
Vertical garden was first introduced in 1994 by the French botanical Patric Blanc. He argues that not all plants need soil. With a good design and plants, a building can have a beautiful garden. Though only a vertical garden, it can lower the temperature so that it is able to cool the building area. Even it grows horizontally but the function is the same, i.e. giving the air clean and fresh through air circulation.The vertical garden is suitable for those who like gardening but short on space. As long as you have a blank wall or bare fences you still have an opportunity to have green walls. The vertical garden is known as green walls or living walls. Why don’t you try this gardening? These are some tips if you want to make a vertical garden.
Use your wall as a place where the planting medium will be attached, but make sure at first, that the wall you have is able to withstand a load of plants, water, and the planting medium used. Don’t forget wind factor so that your garden is really strong.
Vertical Garden planting medium you should pick out is a material that is lightweight , strong , and able to absorb the water.
Type of plant used in a vertical garden is also diverse, but consider always these 3 things:
- Select plants that have not too heavy weights.
- Select plants that have low to medium grow speed
- Avoid the vines in making vertical garden
Watering or fertilization.
maintaining vertical garden is quite easy when the irrigation needed is installed properly on the frame of the media. Irrigation is often used on vertical garden i.e. water drop (drip irrigation) or sprayer (spray the dew). Fertilize it once in 7-10 days. To give prevention from pest or any other diseases in plants you better give pesticides on the crops before the planting media are planted.
The vertical garden has a disadvantage in terms of lighting Sun. It will not be able to get full sunlight from the morning until the afternoon. This happens because of its position the upright. Thus, the process of photosynthesis in plants also can not get the maximum.
To avoid this problem is to select the types of plants that don’t require a lot of sunlight.
The vertical garden is a solution to stays your house beautiful and green. Especially if the location of the House is located in the middle of the city with pollution levels are high enough.