Vertical Garden

Classical wide-spread lawn has long enjoyed its unique status as the default ground cover — rolled out wall-to-wall green carpeting needs no introduction. The reign of grass is being challenged today, however, as widespread drought, increasing water costs, and awareness of the environmental costs of traditional lawn maintenance (chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides) have led many people to look for alternatives.

One easy alternative, which can save thousands of gallons of water a year and significantly reduce your maintenance costs, is a vertical garden. With a smart design and correctly chosen plants, your wall lawn can become the most significant part of your landscape.

A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with greenery that includes a growing medium, such as soil. Most green walls also feature an integrated water delivery system. Green walls are also known as living walls or vertical gardens. Green walls may be indoors or outside, freestanding or attached to an existing wall, and come in a great variety of sizes.

As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence that needs beautifying, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials into a unuque wall garden. Growing vining plants upward, you use less ground space. This increases your yield per square foot because you can fit more plants into the garden. Here are some other advantages to vertical growing:

Little space needed
If your lawn is not to spacious, you can always go up and have it all green.

Smart decoration
Vining green can make a perfect camouflage for a shabby wall or an old fence. Besides, it adds green to your garden and makes your landscape look richer.

Low maintenance
Not only wall gardening requires little space, it also requires little... everything. Water, soil, fertilizers and pesticides. Growing and supporting your green wall is really cheap and easy!

Easy care
Monitoring vertically growing plants and controlling pests is easier because they're right in front of your face. Harvesting is also easier, as there's no stooping or hunching over - a bench or a chair is what you need. No more waste due to overripe fruits that are hidden under lush growth. No more hours of crouching, no more pains in the back! Besides, most upward-growing vines require relatively little care. Much light and little water is usually what it takes.