Vertical garden alternatives are all the rage at the moment, whether you’re in a newly designed office or an old one the chances are there are vertical walls or vertical shelves that could house your freestanding garden.
They’re a beautiful feature in any office or home and really give a space that WOW factor. However, the downside to these stunning hanging vertical gardens is that they’re very expensive because setup and maintenance need electricity and plumbing.
Here are five cost-effective vertical garden alternatives you can try.
We can hang plants at any height from the ceiling and use several colours of plants, currently, Pothos and Aglaonemas are our favourites. It looks fantastic and still gives a really unique look that people don’t see very often.
These floating shelves get fixed to the wall and then we can use individual plants to put on the shelve or a trough that we run a mixture of plants through. It’s a very clean look and works especially well around logos. Make sure the shelf spacing is adequate to comfortably house the plants.
Rather than have the shelves on the wall, fix your shelves to the floor. The idea is to just dress the shelves. Plants can trail down or grow up, we recommend using a wide range of different plants. Make sure the shelf spacing is adequate to comfortably house the plants.
Grow the plants at the bottom in a trough or pot and over time they creep up around the wire. This creates a garden tower look. Again it looks amazing, but it does take time to grow. It’s not an out of the box solution, but despite that people get a kick seeing the plants grow up the wire.
Preferably use something tall and thick, a Kentia or Happy plants, five or six of these in a row look superb. Most ceilings are around 2.2 metres, so it’s recommended to use Kentia in a tall pot. The trick here is to make sure that whatever plant you choose, it’s thick and bushy and there’s enough placement for the plants.
Vertical garden alternatives in the office add positive energy and boost mood for working. According to TIME, vertical garden alternatives increase productivity by 15% in the office. It also reduces distractions and improves work concentration and satisfaction.
Indoor plants like snake plants and peace lilies purify the air by filtering 90% of air pollutants inside the office.
Vertical gardens come in different shapes and sizes depending on your space and creativity. You can grow them indoors or outdoors, hang them on a wall or organise them into tower garden systems. Just make sure to have the right containers and gardening tools to design them.
It’s important to choose your plants well, determine which is suitable outdoors and indoors and the maintenance they need.
Plants that are perfect for vertical garden alternatives include vines, herbs, air-purifying plants and annual flowering plants.
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It really depends on the size, type of frame, and plants you want to have in a vertical garden. The price is measured per square foot of a wall which is approximately $100 to $225. You have to keep in mind maintenance costs as well.
Doing a vertical garden alternative is one way to save money. However, it will also cost a lot of time and effort to build one. Hire a good vertical garden builder who has in-depth knowledge of design and the best plants that fit your space.
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