Vertical Garden Design

A vertical garden can be created in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes.  Perhaps you want to add greenery to a small space.  Or there is a wall or fence that you would like to hide.  Of course, you may just simply enjoy the look of a vertical garden.  Whatever the reason may be, here are some helpful tips to design one.

Decide What Type of Vertical Garden You Want

A vertical garden can be designed in a variety of ways.  You can use pots stacked and hung on the wall, or purchase a large plastic or wooden wall planter.  Or, you can re-purpose a wooden pallet or set of canvas pocket bags for your vertical garden.  For a one-of-a-kind vertical planter, you can hire someone to design it or build one yourself.  Make sure that the style you choose includes an irrigation system to keep the plants well-watered.

Determine Which Plants to Include

Where you plan to install the vertical garden should have an impact on the type of plants that you choose.  You will want to select plants that work best given the amount of sunlight they will receive.

It is also important to make sure that the plants all grow at a similar rate.  Otherwise, fast-growing plants may drown out the slower growing ones. Grow the plants horizontally for a few weeks first so that the roots have time to establish themselves. Choose flexible plants over rigid, woody ones.  Plants that do well on walls include hostas, phlox, and ferns.  You can also use succulents, herbs, vegetables and trailing plants in your garden.

The professional team of landscapers and designers at Shorb Landscaping can help you create a custom-designed vertical garden.  You can call us at 301-897-3503.