Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening

 

 

Vertical Gardening

Vertical Gardening is a special kind of urban gardening suitable to small spaces, particularly for decorating the walls and roofs in various styles. This is an alternative method for gardening by expanding the scope of growing plants in a vertical space. Intensive urbanization has left hardly any horizontal space for outdoor gardens. Green walls   are   not   only spectacularly beautiful, but also helpful in enlivening the ambiance. Green walls can absorb heated gas in the air, lower both indoor and outdoor temperature, providing a healthier indoor air quality as well as a more beautiful space.

Green facades:

  • Green facades are a type of green wall system in which climbing plants or cascading groundcovers are trained to cover specially designed supporting structures.
  • Plants are either grown in the ground or in the elevated containers where they are watered and fertilized.

 

Green facades are a type of green wall system in which climbing plants or cascading groundcovers are trained to cover specially designed supporing structures. Rooted at the base of these structure, in the ground, in intermediate planters or even on achieving full coverage. Green facades can be anchored to existing walls or built as freestanding structure, such as fences or columns.

Green walls / Living walls :

Living wall system composed of pre-vegetated panels, vertical modules or planted blankets that are fixed vertically to a structural wall or frame. These panels can be made of plastic, expanded polystyrene, synthetic fabric and support a great diversity of plants species ( eg: a lush mixture of ferns, ground covers, perennials and edible plants).
Constructed from pre-vegetated panels, vertical modules or planted blankets (vegetated mat wall) that are fixed to structural framework or to a wall Made from steel framework, plastic, expanded polystyrene and synthetic fabric to support a variety of diversity and density of plant species Tend to require more maintenance such as fertilizer and water than green facade systems that are planted into the ground.
Modular green wall :
Vertical Garden Modules is made up of recycled poly propylene material. It has attractive look, highly durable in nature and it can be easily installed. It provides instant solution for making garden in your residing place.

Vegetated mat wall :

          This system, pioneered by Patrick Blanc, is composed of two layers of synthetic fabric with pockets filled with the plants and growing media .The fabric walls are supported on a framework  and backed by a waterproof membrane against the building wall Nutrients and water are delivered through an irrigation system at the top of the wall

 

Building and installation of Green walls:

Green wall system vary greatly in their design and construction from DIY projects to modular green wall systems. This heading provides information on

    • Structures and components for green wall system
    • Suitable Plants
    • Growing media
    • Irrigation and plant nutrition
    • General considerations for green walls