As real estate trends lean toward smaller yards, it becomes increasingly important to maximize every square inch of space. One of the best ways to create a lush garden without cannibalizing patio and lawn space is to go vertical. This latest trend in outdoor gardening adds dimension to your outdoor spaces, allows for a great deal of creativity, and won’t affect the ability to maintain your lawn care. Here’s everything you need to know about the rising trend.
What exactly is a vertical garden?
A vertical garden can take several forms and is basically any vegetation that exists on a plane other than a flat horizontal surface. It can be as simple as a tier of stacked planters or as intricate as a high-rise wall completely covered in vegetation. Classic forms of vertical gardens include those created with trellises and arbors, but today’s modern vertical gardens have grown to incorporate a variety of ideas, techniques, and materials.
How do I get started?
Wherever there is a blank wall or a bare fence, there is the potential for a vertical garden. Ashwath Alive Innovation sells pre-made pockets and planters that are specifically designed to attach to walls or fence boards, and help your creating homemade versions. Unique ideas include converting rain gutters into vertical rows of horizontal planters or constructing planter pockets out of heavy-duty fabrics.