Maximizes Small Space
Vertical gardening is a solution for limited space. A vertical wall garden enables you to mount planters directly on the wall. Placing a planter above your couch takes away zero space. You could use a mountable structure on another part of the wall to hold smaller containers with herbs or succulents. Let bright flowers or lush greens cascade in a multi-tier or stackable design to maximize your wall space even further.
If outdoor space is limited, vertical gardening provides solutions as well. Take advantage of structures around your home like fences, gates, and walls to create a vertical hanging garden. You could suspend several colorful containers from a tree or fence and conserve space. Why not expand an existing garden? A trellis installed above a garden provides excellent support for a variety of plants. They come in different materials and styles to accommodate almost every garden. You can always go the DIY route by modifying items that you have around the house. By planting vertically, you gain more room in your “traditional” garden to plant other crops.
Vertical standalone gardens are ideal for those living in condos or apartments. Some designs resemble bookshelves or ladders, with slots to plant directly in or to place containers on. Leaning standalone gardens against walls and growing plants in different levels frees up space. You could also get a stair-step stand with several tiers to hold potted plants. Vertical gardens can be tailored for any site. Tower gardens are made to fit in a corner or to suspend from structures. Different configurations can make a small room appear spacious. You walk into your kitchen feeling a lot roomier, as though it’s been remodeled.
Why not enjoy the pleasures of an outdoor garden? Railings are common structures for vertical hanging gardens. Some railing planters resemble saddles that you can easily mount over railings. Others are designed with special fabric sewn with pockets. These innovative designs offer air pruning and self-watering systems as well. There are larger fabric planters with handles, so you can conveniently hang them anywhere on the balcony. Others look like shoe organizers intended for planting in levels. These are just tiny ways to take advantage of the huge benefits of vertical gardening.