Vertical gardens have become very popular over the years due to their economy in space and cost of maintenance. However, to have a vertical garden, you need to consider several factors e.g. species of plants you want to grow, watering needs and drainage, whether you want to buy or build it etc. To own a vertical garden, you need to know about the different types of vertical gardens:
- Green wall
These are plants growing attached to the wall or free standing for outdoor or indoor use. This vegetation can cover an entire structure or get enclosed in a shallow frame to avoid unlimited growth.
This is another way of growing plants vertically. Here, a hanging shoe fabric organizer or woolly pockets are used to create vertical gardens Melbourne. The containers used are made from breathable fabric to enable the plants to grow better.
- Tiered Gardens
In tiered gardens, several long and narrow beds are used to grow plants like a staircase. This type of vertical gardens are very economical on space and they are ideal in urban areas.
- Gutter Garden
These are made from a standard rain gutter arranged horizontally or diagonally in a zigzag pattern to facilitate drainage. The depth of the gutters will determine the space of growing your plants as well as the plants you can grow in the gutters.
- Garden made from pallets
These type of vertical gardens are made from recycled wood shipping pallets. They work best when leaned against a wall, a fence or freestanding with support posts. To prevent the soils from being eroded by water, you can use a landscaping fabric to cover the back and the sides of the pallet.
- Trellis Gardens
You can have your plants growing vertically with the help of a standard trellis brought from a local store or made from wood. The main objective is to support your plants to grow vertically.
- Vertical gardens built from PVC pipes
Here, PVC pipes are either laid down horizontally against a wall or fence or stand vertically like a tower with holes drilled on the sides of the pipes to allow growth of plants. The pipes also facilitate drainage and soil aeration to enable plant growth. Strawberries can be planted using this type of vertical gardens.