Return to nature… indoors with a living green wall. From several health benefits (beyond air quality) to growing your own garden indoors, there are several options to installing a Eco wall. This guide walks you through all you need to know to get started, including the wall types, green wall considerations, maintenance, and more. You will be surprised how much your indoor air quality affects your health, and a green wall is a great excuse to “freshen” up your space.
If you are looking to expand your green thumb to the outdoors, check out the guide for garden hose filters to maximize what you are putting in your body.
What Is a Living Green Wall?
Living green walls, also called vertical gardens and eco walls, are walls or tray or panel systems of containers for growing a wide range of plants. The walls can be installed either indoors or outdoors, and they may be freestanding or attached to a wall or other structure. The plants can be added to the wall on the site where the wall is being installed or pre-grown in a nursery and inserted in the wall offsite.
The walls can contain a built-in irrigation system that provides water for the plants. In some cases, the irrigation system is actually a hydroponic system that provides nutrients as well as water. With these internal irrigation or hydroponic system, living walls are very low maintenance.
They often are installed because plants clean air in homes or businesses, but these walls also are used to grow vegetables on apartment patios and to provide privacy screens in the city, among other uses.