4 Vertical Gardening Tips
Maximize the vertical space and cultivate a couple of plants at home
You don't need a huge patch of land to be able to cultivate a couple of plants. Aside from creative planters, you may also make the most of an empty vertical space at home. Vertical gardening is ideal for condo dwellers as it allows them to spruce up an empty wall and enjoy the benefits of a green space.
If it's your first time to plan a garden, here are a few tips that may just come in handy.
All photos are from Handimania.
Pick the right plants
Now that you’ve decided to create a vertical garden, you must pick plants that are suitable for growing vertically. If you want to cover up a wall, try placing peace lilies or wedding vines to add privacy to your home. You may also work with succulents! Carefully place them in a wooden frame to create a charming accent.
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Build a sturdy frame
Whether you're planning to use wire or wood for your vertical garden, you need to make sure that your frame can support the plants and withstand heat or rain. Plastic can be brittle over time and may cause damage to your garden.
Choose a suitable location
Opt for a space where your plants can enjoy an adequate amount of sunlight. However, if your plants do not need too much sun and can retain water easily, you may place it in a shaded portion of the house.
RL Tip: Ensure proper ventilation. Avoid stuffing plants in cramped spaces. If you're grouping succulents together, make sure you group kinds with similar needs just to make sure that the setup will thrive.
Create your own style
The style of your vertical garden may depend on your personality. If you’re building an eco-friendly home, consider using old plastic bottles as planters. Meanwhile, if you want a chic and sophisticated style, you can go for light green ferns to add depth to a plain white wall.
Photo from akadesign.ca.
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