7 Easy Steps to Create a Vertical Garden

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017. | Outdoor

7 Easy Steps to Create a Vertical Garden

7 Easy Steps to Create a Vertical Garden

Planting green plants in the home area according to various studies provides many benefits. It not only adds to the aesthetics of the dwelling but also makes the occupancy cooler because of the oxygen supply it produces.

In addition to planted directly in the soil or planting pot media, you can also organize the garden vertically. This method is considered effective for you who want to grow crops but do not have adequate land. Consider the following steps to create a correct vertical garden.

1. Determine the type of garden you want to create

There is a wide variety of vertical garden types that you can choose from. One easy to try is a container-style garden where several potted plants are hung on a wall or a fence.

Another type is ‘hanging gardens’ which is a type of plant that planting media directly attached and dependent vertically. Usually, this hanging garden is made of felt or canvas material.

Vertical gardens can also grow in media made of large plastic or wooden cuttings. Make a hole or slot to be where the ground and seeds of the plant develop.

2. Determine Placement Locations

Vertical gardens can be placed almost in all places, indoor and outdoor areas. But make sure the place gets direct exposure or just a reflection of sunlight. And for placement should be tailored to the needs of the plant’s sun intake.

Thus if you plan to plant some succulent plants (such as cactus), then choose a location that gets half the sun exposure.

3. Choosing Plant Types

In addition to succulents, you can also try planting herbs, vegetables, or other varieties such as flowers. But you are advised to choose the type of plant with a thin and flexible stem such as vegetables, flowers, or herbal plants. So when it grows longer, the stem will spread flexible downward.

4. Start with the Basic Plant

Usually the plants arranged in the vertical garden dry faster. The force of gravity keeps the water down quickly so the plants tend to dry. For that use a special soil for planting pot media.

By filling the planting medium with soil so the soil moisture will be maintained. This type of soil is wet because it is mixed with compost. For that, you are advised to plant a type of plant that does not require a lot of water.

5. Mature Preparation

Before making a vertical garden, make sure the plants already have strong roots. Try planting in pots or soil horizontally for several weeks to root gripping the ground well. It should be remembered that the force of gravity pushes the ground down so it is feared if directly planted into the vertical media of the plant is not strong enough.

6. Consider Irrigation Irrigation System

In the first few weeks, your vertical garden will need more attention than planting directly on horizontal media. A narrow planting container with a little soil makes you have to water it more often.

The more often watered the vertical garden will grow more fertile. That’s why some people use irrigation watering systems automatically. Usually, this is seen in the office or shopping center to decorate the interior walls.

7. Abstinence Abstinence

Do not worry if in the first experiment there are some plants that dry and die. This is a normal process of adaptation, for that prepare some spare plants to fill the empty vertical garden hole if at any time there are dead drought.

Gardening vertically is certainly very suitable if applied to occupancy with limited land such as apartments.