Vertical gardens are a great way to plant your favourite plants in a limited space. Also, they offer a unique way to display plants at home. You can use vertical gardens to dress a dull wall or create a focal point for your patio. Some homeowners prefer to build their own vertical greenery, others buy ready-made systems while others involve professionals to do all the work for them.
Many of the villas for sale in Dubai come with enough space to decorate a vertical garden. Off plan projects by Dubai Properties have been receiving attention from investors from all over the world. The company has completed and handed over numerous projects while they continue developing new ones. Alternatively, you can get affordable apartments for sale in Palm Jumeirah that come with wide balconies where you can decorate your very own vertical garden.
Below are some vertical garden tips you can implement:
Plants require sunlight to grow healthy. If a vertical garden is placed far away from the window, the plants might not get sufficient sunlight. If plants lack sunlight, they can wilt or not look lush as they would when exposed to light.
Even though you can use artificial lighting, it is an expensive option compared to natural light. Also, artificial light may not provide sufficient intensity to keep the plants healthy.
Balcony vertical gardens
There are two main types of balconies; recessed and protruding balconies. Recessed balconies are located within the building and therefore receive limited sunlight. On the other hand, protruding balconies bulge out of the building and receive more light.
In most cases, the gardens are placed at the back of the balcony. However, setting the garden further inside the balcony may deprive the plants of sufficient light. Try to place the plants at a location that receive maximum sunlight.
Arrangement and growth habit
When creating a vertical garden, it is good to arrange them based on various factors such as colour, growth rate and habit. Plants with a trailing habit should be placed at the lower deck for their stems to hang free. The arrangement will also help to ensure that some plants do not hinder the growth or supply of the sunlight of other plants.
Plants have varied growth rate. Therefore, it is important to regularly prune fast-growing plants so that they do not invade the growing space of the rest.
Most people try to avoid soil in vertical gardens because of weight issues. Also, soil tends to compact over time when in a container which hinders absorption and drainage. More lightweight materials like pumice are used as growth media alternatives.