Important Things in Making a Vertical Garden
Don’t worry if you want to have a green area in your house but you have limited land. It’s because you can use the roof as your garden or you choose vertical garden concept. What is it? It’s a garden design that its area is in an upright position. If want to make a vertical garden, firstly, you should read some important things in making a vertical garden below!
Actually, the growing media of vertical garden is not much different with the usual garden. There are two different materials for growing media. They are organic and inorganic materials. Generally, this garden concept doesn’t use soil for growing media, so you can use a mixture of husk, coco peat, charcoal, compost, and others. Also, place the plants in the PVC, used drink bottles, or stacking pots.
Use a strong buffer to prop the plants, growing media, and water. Besides that, consider about the wind because it can knock down the weak buffer. So, you can use a concrete wall, iron fence, hollow wooden racks, or poles that made of strong materials.
Fertilization and irrigation
Practical ways may be a good solution. Make an automatic fertilization and irrigation by connecting the plants to the hoses that drain the water and fertilizer for the plants. So, you just open the faucet and then your plants will get water and fertilizer in some minutes or seconds.
The weakness in the vertical garden is a lack of sun exposure to plant due to this garden has an upright position. So, it will make the photosynthesis of plants become imperfect. The solution is you should choose plants that don’t need the sunlight.
You can’t use all plants to be planted in the vertical garden. Because this garden has two types of cultivation, they are green facades and living walls. The green facade is a system that uses climbing plants in order to cover certain texture. You can use dollar plant, creeping fig, and others. The living wall is a cultivation system that gives growing media on the wall that want to be used. For this type, you should choose spider plant, elephant ear plant, cryptanthus, stag horn fern, and others.