Is your love for gardening is fading away due to limited space in your high rise apartment? Do not worry!!! Vertical gardening can be the solution for your problem. Even many companies are investing in vertical garden for its aesthetic, physiological, economical and environmental benefits. This type of gardening is also suitable for multi-storey gated community apartments in Chennai, which is very common in metro cities.
If you are still not convinced with the idea, here are the 14 reasons why you should go for it!
1. Save Your Space:
As already said nowadays most of us do not have outdoor spaces to go for a garden, people are living in an apartment and could give only a limited area of their balcony for gardening, and hence they should be very creative to use it at its maximum.
A vertical garden uses a very limited space for planting, you can have piles of plant vertically arranged one by one or hanging one above the other. You just need to take care that the plants are getting proper sunlight.
2. Keeping your Diversity of plants:
You can even experiment with growing diversity of plants like decorative and vegetable plants row by row to give aesthetic to the garden. Comparatively the vertical garden is easier to grow and maintain as well.
3. Safe way of gardening:
The plants are grown off the ground which minimizes the risk of pest. It also protects the plant from damage due to pets which dig up the outdoor gardens.
You can also check How to Start a Vegetable Garden in your Flat? to start your green day as easily.
4. A Protective Shield:
Everybody knows that plants absorbs pollutants and harmful compounds, so when we grow plants vertically in compact way, it acts as a protective shield and gives you a pure environment to breath in.
5. Insulate your building:
Your green living wall do not only absorbs the air pollutant but also the heat, noise, harsh weather and UV rays. It regulates temperature through transpiration and gives you cooling.
6. Easy to maintain:
Vertically arranged Plants are easy to reach – makes fertilising, watering, pruning and harvesting are also convenient.
7. Gives you privacy:
You can grow your green wall outside windows or a little far from the door but to keep it hidden from the outsider and also it gives you shades from the sunlight out and privacy from the passerby.
8. Living room divider:
You can grow a vertical garden on wheeled container and keep it indoor as a beautiful & attractive room divider. This wheeled container will help you to move the garden to the sunlight as needed.
9. Reuse your wastes:
This type of green architecture can be easily made by the use of recycle materials such as plastic bottles, old shoe organizers, broken ladder, basket, shoe, can etc.,
10. Grow More kinds of Plants:
You can actually increase the varieties of the plant by adding the climbers including cucumbers, tomatoes and melons downside of the garden and the small plant varieties to the top of it.
11. Poor quality soil? Don’t worry:
If you have poor quality soil in your garden there is no need to go for cost wasting treatment to grow your garden, you can always opt for vertical gardening with the use of appropriate good quality soil.
12. A healthy vegetation:
In vertical gardening the plan gets more exposure of sunlight and air circulation as it grows upwards, which results in a healthy garden.
13. Plants reduce stress:
Many studies have found the Physiological effect of Plants in reducing the physical signs of stress and promote access to vegetation for having a greater positive human health impact.
14. Aesthetic Visual appeal:
Vertical gardens are ivy on the wall. You can incredibly transform the wall or any empty space into something aesthetically pleasing and creatively stimulating by vertical gardening. It can be used in making green wall, or gate decoration, or hangings basket or window boxers, whatever it may be it gives a soothing natural beauty and makes a great impact on the visualize. These helps you to turn your apartment into a luxury villas which you always desire for.
Some of the widely grown ornamental plant or houseplant:
Song of India, Sword Fern, Ribbon grass, Wedding Vine, Begonia Peace Lilies, Purple heart, Croton, Spider plant, Asparagus etc.,