10 Tips for Vertical Gardening
Home is where the heart is. A person’s garden can tell a lot about their character and personality. Many people create their garden and avoid taking time to examine the details. This is why you need to be aware of these useful and simple gardening techniques. Vertical gardens hold the best solution for a modern and elegant look.
Here are 10 tips to implement:
1. Pay Attention to the Entrance
A more attractive entrance creates an excellent aesthetic appeal. There are several ways of achieving this. Plant a flower that releases strong fragrance, such as jasmine, in vases and place them neatly on the entrance. Climbing roses are also a very pretty way of decorating an entrance. A colorful ‘Welcome Sign’ can also suffice.
2. Decide on a Temporary or Permanent Structure
In the situation where you’re living in a rental space, don’t build for the long term. There’s nothing more heartbreaking then putting a lot of time and effort into something and then having to give it up later. Light-weight materials and wheels will come in handy when mobility is a major determinant factor, such as when you’re living in a temporary residence. If you live in a home where your stay is permanent it is reasonable to spend more time and money on decorations and heavier objects.
3. Consider Sunlight and Shade
Remember, plants need both sunlight and shade to grow in a healthy manner. Hooks are mostly used for mounting the plants in different areas depending on the species of the plants. It always pays dividends to do a little bit of research on each plant and put them in areas of the garden which conforms to their growing needs. The vertical garden design will also affect the way in in which the plants get their shade and/or sunlight.
4. Dimensions of the Structure
When it comes to gardening designs, the height and weight of the structures are crucial. Furthermore, the design of the garden must be capable of holding the plants. An extremely low lying garden can get damaged easily while an excessively higher one can present problems when it comes to caring for the plants. Keep them at a good balance and think things through when first installing your garden.
5. Weight of Plants
Heavier plants will damage the structure of a weak garden within no time. Ensure that you have separate structures to cater for the varied weight classes that you may want to grow. Use supports, for plants like pumpkins, that don’t have strong stems. There is nothing wrong with using structures such as stakes and trellises to help give your plants their shape and help guide their growth. Of course you want to keep them hidden the best you can or make them part of the design.
6. Proper Temperature Regulation
Different plants require varying temperature ranges to grow. Avoid exposing the plants to too much heat, cold or water. Before you plant, familiarize yourself with the humidity and potential fluctuations likely to occur.
7. Keep Away Pests
Insects are very notorious garden killers but can be remedied by using specific building materials that don’t attract termites and other pests. Cedar is great to use in reducing the pest attacks on your vertical garden. Pesticides can also be used but just be sure to do your research beforehand.
8. Select a Unique Theme
Put your creative juices into action here. The theme of the garden needs to reflect your personal taste and preferences. On top of this, it must also complement the interior and exterior design of the home.
9. Dealing with Invasive Plants
There are some plants, like the money plant, which have tendrils that will stick to any surface they’re close to. To prevent such an occurrence, ensure that you don’t put such plants too close to the walls or fences.
10. Be Diverse
Never put all your eggs in one basket, be diverse. A few examples, climbing roses are pretty and can be great for an entrance to a garden. Tomatoes and cucumbers may not be pretty but they are very tasty. Keep a good balance.
There are numerous advantages of vertical gardens. You can enjoy them by simply following these essential tips. Happy gardening!!