Hanging gardens or vertical gardens are slowly becoming quite popular in the gardening world and vertical gardens may seem like a challenge to some but they are an excellent option for you if you lack horizontal space and by that, we mean that you lack the land to grow a horizontal traditional garden. In this blog, we will see the simple steps for you to grow a vertical garden or a hanging garden.
Select a Wall –
Choosing a wall can seem difficult but it is rather quite simple. You can practically choose any wall of your liking but you have to keep a few things in mind. That Wall should not be connected to any important structures of the house or any building because that Wall is going to get a lot of water and stay damp from the roots holding water. The wall should also so be facing the sunlight for most of the time of the day and this will ensure that your garden stays healthy and your plants receive abundant sunlight. you need not worry about sweight because anyone will be able to hold a normal sized hanging garden but you must ensure that your garden is not something really big.
Building a Frame –
The next most important thing you need to do is build the frame which you can directly put on a wall. For the frame, we would suggest that you use PVC pipes and PVC pipe elbows and make a frame. We would suggest that you do not use metal because metal can be expensive and also the additional weight can weaken the wall and we do not suggest that you use wood because without treatment wood will start to rot quite easily.
Plastic sheeting –
This step is quite important if you want to maintain the integrity and structural strength of the wall because prolonged exposure to water can weaken the wall and therefore, we would suggest that you have a plastic sheet backing to the frame that you just put up and this plastic sheet can be PVC sheets as well as any other construction plastic.
Water retention –
This is a simple step and the purpose of this step is to help your hanging garden retain water for the plants. The simplest way to do this is to attach layers of fabric to the frame and this is the part where your plants will live on and hold water. We would suggest that you use carpet padding as well as any other kind of thick fabric and you can attach them directly to your frame with stainless steel screws and stables and make sure that the fabric is stretched and does not have any folds or wrinkles.
This is one of the most important steps and this is where you will set up the irrigation system for your hanging garden. We would suggest that you do not DIY the hardware for this step as it is an important step and you need to buy your poly tubing with fittings from any irrigation supplier and you must be able to adjust the water to drip in seconds and not minutes as your vertical garden requires more water than a horizontal garden and you must be able to maintain the balance between wet and not overflowing.
This is an easy step once you have your irrigation system in place you can simply prepare, you’re the fertilizers you want to apply in your hanging garden and then and apply them through the water irrigation system.
We can discuss a thousand varieties that you can put on your wall but we and other experts seem to agree that it is always in the best interest to plant native species of plants in your vertical garden because that not only blends well with the surroundings but it is also good for the plants because they are accustomed to the climate and environment.
Inserting the plants –
After you have chosen the type of plans you want to plant, you will simply need to make horizontal slits with a razor in the fabric of the frame, and make sure to not go too deep has to pierce the plastic backing. Then you must insert the plant roots and see that no soil is there on the root and then fix the roots with staples.
These were the few simple steps you will need to follow if you want to blend a hanging garden or a vertical garden in your home and if you are someone who is into gardening and beautification and wants to see the same thing in your business complex but you do not have the skills and manpower to do it then you can always hire us at DMM Facility Management Pvt Ltd because we have renowned gardeners that will beautify the garden complexes of your business.