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How To Design Your Own Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden

For green enthusiasts with limited outdoor space or a desire to transform unsightly walls, vertical gardening emerges as a creative alternative to traditional gardens. Embark on this botanical journey with seven straightforward steps to kickstart your vertical garden project:

1. Choose a Wall:

Select any wall as the canvas for your vertical garden. Weight considerations become essential for extensive constructions, but starting with the ugliest wall can yield the most transformative results.

2. Build a Frame:

While a vertical garden can be directly affixed to a wall, constructing a wooden frame offers flexibility, enabling you to relocate your garden effortlessly when needed.

3. Attach Plastic Sheeting:

Safeguard the vertical wall from water damage by attaching PVC sheeting to the frame, ensuring a protective barrier for your garden.

4. Attach the Fabric:

Stretch rot-proof fabric, such as felt, across the frame in a canvas-like manner. This fabric, two layers thick, becomes the nurturing ground for your plants, holding water for their sustenance.

5. Install Irrigation System:

Establish an irrigation system for consistent watering. Poly-tubing facilitates a controlled drip-down effect, requiring more frequent watering due to reduced soil reliance.

6. Attach a Fertilizer System:

Implement a fertilizer system providing essential nutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—to support robust plant growth in the vertical garden.

7. Choose Your Plants:

Consider outdoor factors like sunlight, shade, humidity, wind, and cold when selecting plants. Opt for a top-down planting approach to create an aesthetically pleasing waterfall effect. Cooler weather-friendly plants such as hostas, iberis, phlox, ferns, and weigela are ideal choices.

While vertical gardens demand diligent maintenance, the potential to create an attractive living artwork is unparalleled when executed with care and precision.

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