An ideal choice for small outdoors
When installations like Patrick Blanc’s at the CaixaForum in Madrid made green walls fashionable, we all wanted one at home. “Plants do not need soil, only water, minerals, light and carbon dioxide”, assured the French landscaper and botanist, but forgot to comment that meters and meters were necessary, in addition to a complicated and expensive irrigation system. At least that was how it was a few years ago.
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Today, we have many more options in terms of the size of the plant box, the place where we want to install it (inside or outside the home) and countless plants that can be installed, such as aromatic and succulent, two of the most grateful species for this type of gardens.
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The key is to choose a wall that maintains optimal humidity conditions (that is, it does not get too much sun) and to follow a few simple instructions.
How to make a vertical garden
– The first step is to cover the wall in question with a waterproof sheet (eg plastic).
-Once the wall is covered, two layers of geotextile are applied in which we will make several cuts in which we will place the root of the plants or the moss.
– In the end, it will be necessary to install a drip irrigation system that maintains humidity. If we are afraid of spoiling the soil, we can place a bucket underneath while they water and remove it an hour later.
If you find it very difficult or you have a ‘black hand’ capable of annihilating any plant, you can choose less complicated but just as colorful artificial alternatives. Green is a trend, and we know that it suits your house very well …
Outside, covering the walls with plants provides a lot of extra space, since by freeing up the floor you can take advantage of it for other uses. And, in addition, you create the feeling of being surrounded by greenery, even if you live in the city. Here, for example, a gap has been left between the wooden panels to fill the wall with stones and plants. Terrace designed by Naturalgreen Jardiners.