If you are planning to grow plants in a small space at your home, a vertical garden is the perfect solution. Vertical gardening is a method that includes flowers and growing plants that rises up off the soil bed. Here are the steps on how to make your own vertical garden.
To have a vertical garden seems fashionable nowadays. It is nice as it\’s a different way to present your garden, depending on your creativity. Think of it as a modern way to have gardens. The usual garden style has become passé now and vertical gardens are the new \’it\’ thing. Vertical garden is also known to many as a living wall, green wall or sky farm.
Things that you need:
- Chain links/ cross posts
- artificial wall
- plant stands
- elevated pots
- wall ornaments
- string lights
- lights woven
- First, measure the space and plan for a vertical garden of multiple layers. The layers will make the garden look interesting to the eyes.
- Then, decide on the background. Cross posts or chain links in fences create perfect anchors for plant hangers and trellis mounts.
- Create new divots to hold plugs of planting material where plants can root and grow. You can also use the existing divots on your wall of stucco or concrete.
- Artificial wall that is specially designed for growing vertical gardens are also available, you can purchase them in any home improvement store or the internet.
- Next, use the wall, hangers and trellis as the backdrop for the second vertical garden layer. The second layer should be a little bit shorter than the backdrop.
- Create a third layer that is shorter than the second layer. Keep the plants one level off the ground by using plant stands and elevated pots.
- The last layer for in-ground planting beds and pots of plants is the ground. You can use small potted trees as accents.
- Add wall ornaments, torches, lanterns, light woven to create visual interest and round out the garden.
- For the finishing touch, add plant accents such as chia pets or free standing plants that grow quickly and can be moveable anywhere in the vertical garden.
- Other good plants to consider are grasses, mosses and various flowering plants.