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Is Vertical Gardening Here to Stay?

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 1 January , 2020

Much like fashion and cars, the world of landscaping is subject to trends. One landscaping trend that began showing up several years ago is showing real staying power.

We’re talking about vertical gardens.

What is Vertical Gardening?

In a vertical garden, you actually grow plants vertically – on a wall, the side of a fence or even on the side of your home, for example.

With most vertical gardens, the plants are secured to the surface wall with a moisture-proof skin. Irrigation is taken care of by rainwater.

Are There Any Benefits to Vertical Gardening Besides Appearance?

Vertical gardens do have a cool look, but vertical gardens provide plenty of other benefits.

  • They’re good for the environment. In addition to reducing heat and smog, vertical gardens also help to cleanse the outside air – reducing a building’s carbon footprint as it filters pollutants.
  • Vertical gardens maximize limited space. Some estimates predict that 80% of the world’s population will live in urban cities by the year 2050. With such dense urban areas, living space will be at premium. Through vertical gardens, you dramatically increase your growing space right away.
  • Biodiversity is increased. As more people move into already packed cities, the natural habitats and feeding grounds of birds, insects and other animals are negatively impacted.
    Vertical gardens create more habitats for wildlife.
  • Your home or business is protected from the elements. Serving as a protective shield, your vertical garden can protect the exterior of your home or business from ultraviolet rays and severe weather.

What Kind of Soil Do I Need for a Vertical Garden?

This is yet another great benefit of vertical gardens; they often do not require soil. While you can use soil, another option is the use of hydroponics – the use of water or sand. This is safe for the plant as long as it receives the nutrients it would normally get from soil.

For More Ideas About Vertical Gardening, Call Juniper Landscape.

We can help you as you get started with your vertical garden, including giving you tips for how to provide your plants with nutrients.

For all of your landscaping needs, call Juniper Landscape Company at 619-334-9464 or get in touch via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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