Factors we take into consideration while installing a vertical garden.
Installing a vertical garden involves a good amount of homework before actually doing the job. Here are a few factors that we take into consideration:
Preparation of the area
It is important to prepare the wall where the vertical garden will be installed. This will protect the wall and the surrounding area from any kind of water damage. Selecting the right material for the wall and waterproofing the wall is of utmost importance. The arrangement of drainage of water from the right area is also essential.
At GardenMore, we spend considerable time preparing the wall to ensure the longevity of the garden.
The irrigation system of the area
The life of plants depends on water and hence irrigation system is of primary importance so far as gardens are concerned. In case of a vertical garden, irrigation place a vital role since the water flow has to be kept confined to the wall itself.
The irrigation experts at GardenMore understand the importance of irrigation and work accordingly. We use state of the art timers with automatic scheduling to ensure that the plants are watered on time. These timers can be operated remotely for convenience.
Maintenance services include foliage detailing, sustaining plant growth, maintaining nutrients, pest and disease control and checking irrigation and lighting components.
Please contact us to assist with your vertical garden needs.
Factors important to consider for the host wall
Specifications of the host wall
While each vertical garden is different from another, there are certain requirements when it comes to installation. Usually, a garden and a substructure protrude around 160mm from the host wall once fixed. Additionally, the plants may extend to around 400 mm off the host wall, although this depends on the type of plants chosen. Since drainage is an important aspect, we recommend a 50 mm drainage point around the base of the wall. This also leads to less water wastage during maintenance of the garden. For internal gardens, we construct a trough around 300 mm in depth to run through the base of the wall. The host wall needs to have enough space for installation of all these.
Typically, a vertical garden weighs around 40-50 kgs once fully installed. The host wall has to be able to withstand this amount of load.
Drainage is a very important factor, especially for indoor vertical gardens. Nobody likes a garden that drips water from all around. The host wall needs to be waterproofed before installation.
Every specie of plant requires a specific condition to survive healthily. Hence, the types of plants used on a host wall depends entirely on the condition of the wall. Our horticulturalists are experts in understanding the same and make their suggestions accordingly.
If you are wondering whether your host wall meets all the criteria, we would request you to have us take a look at the same. In case, some of the criteria are not met, we have a range of solutions to solve the issue.
Contact Us today for an inspection of the host wall and let us provide the best solution for you.