Vertical Garden; How To Make it, Its Benefits and Ideas
Who says to bring a vertical garden in the house is difficult? Maria Luthfisani creations from MLA Design can accommodate the needs of lovers of plants who like a practical and easy way.
This creation is similar to a wall planter that is very practical to be applied as decorative elements on the walls of houses, offices, buildings or decorations of other semi-permanent spaces. Vertical garden is like treating potted plants, but applied vertically by hanging on the wall.
In the process, Fifi uses planter media from cocopeat material that is coconut fiber that has been pressed into the form of sheet thickness of 8 mm to 10 mm. The cocopeat sheets are sewn on a frame forming pockets that serve as a planting medium for plants. The size of cocopeat is adjusted to the space available. In fact, the design can be made more simple and smaller enough to hang with a hook only.
Cocopeat is an organic material that has a bending nature and is able to absorb moisture in the media. The nature of Cocopeat is only as a protector and a buffer structure that holds plants and media to develop a root system of plants.
The source of nutrients needed by the plant remains derived from a lightweight compost medium tucked between the slits of the cocopeat sheet. With the limited volume of media growing, the organic wall system is temporary, which routinely needs to be replaced media and plants.
Unexpected Benefits from Vertical Garden
Planting plants always have a positive impact on the house. No exception with the green wall or vertical garden. Whether it’s for the exterior or the facade of the house, the garden, and the indoor walls, these green plants can provide many benefits. Some of these may be common to many people.
Call it, a collection of vertically arranged plants can provide a new atmosphere and beautify the room or garden. The plant can also clean and improve air quality, so that the room and surrounding environment feel fresher. The noise outside the house can also be muffled with its presence.
In addition to the already mentioned, vertical garden still has other benefits that may not have been unthinkable before. Some of the benefits below show that vertical garden or green wall is worth to be presented at home.
Hiding Unflattering Wall Part
Damaged walls or areas of the house that will damage the overall look of the house, can also be closed by using a vertical garden. By adding these plants, the damaged and ugly parts can be covered and in the meantime increase the look of the house. The area that initially wanted to be hidden was transformed into a focal point.
If the visual display is not enough, add a texture. The texture can be presented by various plants planted in vertical garden. Especially if the vertical garden or green wall is designed for indoor space. The room certainly will not have flat and monotonous look like before.
Prevent Scratches on the Wall
The scratching can sometimes damage the look of the house. Especially if the graffiti is made carelessly on the facade or the front wall of the house. The plants covering the walls and facades of the house can prevent that. This is because the wall is filled with various green plants.
And below are some vertical garden examples that you might be able to make as inspiration.