Ever since I saw the vertical garden in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, I am so hooked in having one at home. Unfortunately, not this soon but it will happen because it has plenty of benefits.
You might wonder what I am talking about here and how can one grow plants in a vertical manner without stomping the plant beneath it. Well, a vertical garden is a new way of growing plants upwards. It is a gardening process where you use up the spaces above you, on the fence, in your house’s upper wall near the ceiling and any vacant space at home with flat walls that can hold wires, racks, watering system and pots to hold the plants.
There are many reasons why installing a vertical garden in your home is a good idea. Here are some of its benefits:
Not a lot of us have the luxury of owning a big place with a lot of square feet to spare for a decent sized garden. From the wall to the rack and pots used in your vertical garden, all you need is few inches of space to accommodate the width of your widest pot.
Maximize limited space
If you live in an apartment style accommodation with a small veranda to boast and seriously love to tend gardens, then having a vertical garden is the right concept for you. As with the first reason, you only need few inches from the wall to allow space for the pots and racks but have enough length to play with, height-wise. It will all depend on how high you can go with your vertical garden but that bare wall on your veranda can be the perfect place to install it and have that nature’s feel and view every waking day!
No more plants getting withered at the back of the garden’s bushes because you just can’t reach them. And even if those plants are planted at the very end, then even hosing them can’t properly hydrate them. You’ll just be spilling water all over. Not with vertical gardens! Vertical gardens are easily accessible and you can step on a small stool to reach the highest plant to water and tend.
Saves you water and time
All you have to do is water the top most level and allow the water to trickle down to the level below and so forth and so on. This way, you save almost 90% in water consumption.
Create micro climate in your home
Vertical garden is a great way to provide natural insulation to your home from heat, noise and air pollution bye regulating the temperature in your place.
Not prone to damage
Running kids and pets around the yard can topple your prized floras but with a vertical garden, these beautiful flowers cannot be reached by pets and small kids.
Rids certain plant diseases
Vertical gardens can rid of some plant diseases because they are raised and far from soil-borne diseases.
Improved air quality
Plants help improve air quality especially indoors by reducing CO2 levels and increase oxygen circulation at home.
So, if you fancy having a garden in your tight quarter or just plain born with a green thumb who loves to grow plants, consider a vertical garden. It will not only give your home aesthetic value but also a clean, healthy air to breathe.
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