Surrounded by steel and concrete, we, consciously or not, feel a strong need for greenery. Vertical gardens are able to live up to that desire even in very confined spaces. A stunning and relaxing result, which is installed in a jiffy.
Bridging the last yards of your early morning commute in a hurry along a grey brick wall? One can surely think of nicer ways to start the day. Coming home after a though day on the job only to gaze at a blank wall? Probably not your definition of relaxing.
The effect of vertical gardens works in two directions. On the one hand, they protect walls and façades from wind, sun, and rain, which significantly extend their longevity. On the other hand, green façades help us to face today’s climate challenges: they offer extra insulation for our houses, filter particulates from the air, buffer rainwater during heavy showers, and improve biodiversity in the city.
The oldest and simplest type of green façade is soil based, meaning that at the base of the façade a plant is planted out in open ground, to climb the façade. More recent and on the march is the Living Wall System, of which Wibio’s GreenWall is a good example. These façade bound gardens have the plant root in a wall-mounted structure. For this vertical planting the GreenWall is provided with a large substrate volume, so it can easily bridge a couple of weeks without watering.
On just a few square meters, you create a vertical garden that not only brightens up your façade, but also has an undeniable beneficent influence on your mood, yes, even on your health. And when those are okay, you swiftly sail through the day.
Investing in a green wall would be no luxury for employers and city planners. But also as a private individual you like to treat yourself to this green benefaction.