Spring has sprung and it’s time to work your green thumbs!
It’s a strange sensation sure, but the urge to garden in early spring is almost primal and re-connecting with the earth is affirming, renewing, and promising. However, waking up your garden to a new growing season isn’t just all about soil and seedlings, the rite of spring is a tonic to the gardener as well. Living plants cleanse the air around the home and are attractive on the eyes, making for a happier, healthier home in an instant.
“Vertical gardening is an innovative, effortless, and highly productive growing system that uses bottom-up and top-down supports for a wide variety of plants in both small and large garden spaces.” – Derek Fell, author Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out for More Vegetables & Flowers in Much Less Space.
Designed more specifically for urban areas where space is often limited, vertical gardens are an amazing addition to any home, as a beautiful feature that’s incredibly easy to install and manage.
Here’s all the reasons you’ll ever need to get started on your very own vertical garden this Spring:
1. To maximise a limited amount of garden space.
2. To use as a privacy screen, disguising unwanted views or perhaps creating distance from nosey neighbours.
3. To increase garden accessibility; Saving your back from strain and making it easier to fertilise, prune, water, or harvest.
4. To nurture healthier plants. By having them off the ground, this improves air circulation and leads to less pest & disease problems.
5. To enhance your home’s visual appeal by adding character, variety, structure and colour. Create attention and ready admiration from planting your garden at eye level.
6. To increase crop yield and plant production. Some vegetables like pumpkins that grow on vines and take up a lot of personal space, and instead can be trained to grow up and over a trellis in a very compact space.
7. To reduce the visual impact of an urban environment and define a space. Vertical gardens are perfect to soften stark building surfaces by camouflaging them with living greenery and help to create a stunning backdrop/boundary that provides a sense of seclusion.
8. To create a micro-climate which acts as a natural shield to the elements and can insulate a building (from heat, air pollution or noise), as well as help to regulate temperature by cooling and shading an area. “A layer of vegetation can reduce heat loss from buildings, cutting the wind chill factor by 75% and heating demand by 25%.” – Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge.
9. To improve air quality, health and happiness. Research has revealed that plants improve both indoor and outdoor air quality by removing harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and absorbing pollutants. Plus they look pretty, just saying.
Check out wallgarden.com.au for more information. And give us a call at Commex to order your wall garden pots. Remember, we’re open Saturday Mornings!