Vertical gardens go by many different names: living green walls, live walls and moss walls just to name a few. Whatever you want to call them, these vertical structures of plant life can be as small as a picture frame or as massive as a 60 ft wide masterpiece.
Vertical gardens can be placed in hotel lobbies, major corporation headquarters, or even a small residential backyard. Vertical gardens not only look impressive, but will also make you feel more comfortable in your environment by tapping into natureís inherent calming powers.
Many buildings around the country and world have vertical gardens installed on their exteriors. Many exterior gardens contain moss, vines, and other plants are often used on vertical gardens installed outdoors. Exterior vertical gardens have the advantage of having natural direct sunlight that makes them thrive.
Exterior vertical gardens also give buildings great protection and insulation from temperature fluctuations, UV radiation and heavy rain. In the summer, exterior vertical gardens use a process called evapotranspiration, which helps cool the air around it. Since climates are drastically different throughout the world, plants for exterior walls RGJ Power installs are chosen by country climate, so the greenery will be easier to maintain.
Most indoor vertical gardens from RGJ Power have a panel or tray system that is easy to maintain. Our Panel systems can help you maintain your beautiful vertical gardens on lobby or office walls. For some projects, a tray based system would be beneficial. This type of system uses polypropylene trays and a water resistant backing board to help the plants stay hydrated.
If you donít have expertise in caring for the systems, a vertical garden can easily fail without proper maintenance. This means not only watering the plants, but pruning and removing dead leaves. Most vertical garden systems have complex irrigation systems that keep the plants properly watered although some level of maintenance is often required. Luckily, RGJ Power also provides monthly maintenance on many different systems
Succulents are popular among plant enthusiasts because they are space efficient, colorful, and very easy to maintain. Succulents are also fire-resistant and are great alternatives if you are in a region with a lot of water shortages. For this reason, succulents are great plant choices for vertical gardens.
Succulents are well known to have a hard and fleshy exterior which makes them great candidates for interiors. Selecting succulents makes it very easy to mold and shape any vertical garden to your needs. Watering and other maintenance is needed less for succulents while they provide a wonderful aesthetic to any space.
Greenery in an office or any interior environment has many advantages, but the one major advantage is the way you will feel after it is installed. Time after time, many studies have shown that plants have an enormous effect on improving mood in work environments. If you want a vertical garden installed for your space, please contact RGJ Power today for a consultation.