A creative way to incorporate green into your life
Small yards or limited balcony spaces won’t stop us from creating our precious gardens. Vertical gardening is one of the most significant trends at the moment because it allows you to grow veggies, herbs, and other plants, even for the land challenged.
Since you already know where to place your garden, you should take into consideration other factors, to determine which kind of plants you can grow. Is your greenery going to be exposed to plenty of sunshine? Is it permanent or you’re renting the place? Can you use hanging window boxes to help you out in your gardening adventure? These are all important questions: for example, if you are renting, choose lightweight materials that are easily removed.
If you don’t get enough sun, pick plants that will thrive in the shade. Also, depending on where you position your plants, as they grow upwards, they may block sunlight from reaching plants behind or below them. So, before finalizing your garden dreams, you’ll have to plan — just as much as someone with vast land.
For those who are just discovering gardening, a vertical garden place is just a container full of soil with drainage openings and a spot on the wall in the sun. It will look lovely on the terrace, and you can learn how to nurture various plants without overlapping. Another great DIY idea is to transform the old staircase into a gardening system. The stair steps provide the right way for excess water to drain off down the unit. Similarly, you can use an old shoe organizer, at least until you learn more about which plants you should never grow together and which ones love the company.
Vertical gardening can be more than simple greenery. It can look like a piece of art, and you can insert some inspirational messages, turning the garden into your hobby. While creating this landscape on an empty wall, you’ll be more inspired to learn about gardening and keeping your plants alive.
Depending on the area of your vertical garden, plants that are not set in the ground and are open to more sun and wind can require water more regularly. They may be vulnerable to more extensive variations in temperature too. Add extra mulch to compensate water carefully, and choose your plant species accurately. Make sure you build or install your vertical support structure before planting to avoid root destruction once plants have started to produce.
There are many things to consider, but starting small and paying attention to your garden is what will make you an excellent gardener. Please read the labels carefully, and don’t be afraid to try out different ways to give your plants’ more sun and organic nutrients, while keeping them safe from the wind.