[Infographic] How to Build a Living Wall
Looking for a way to bring some extra life into your home or office? Try these fun & creative living wall designs!
A living wall is a creative way to bring the greenery of the natural world into your work or living space. Also known as green walls, plant walls, and garden walls, these vertical gardens can vary in their design and features, and may be located either indoors or outdoors.
Whether you choose a simple layout of potted plants mounted to the wall, or a more complex vertical garden structure, living walls can offer a sense of peace, serenity, and calm, and in some cases, may even provide some tasty fresh fruits or veggies for your home!
A plant wall can also help purify the air in your home, or add a pop of visual interest and color to an office wall. Exterior living walls can help lower your energy bills by cooling the outside surface of your wall during the summer and reducing your air conditioning needs.
Be sure to consider the limitations of your space before starting your green wall, including available light sources, temperature, and humidity. You will also want to do a bit of research to determine which plants will be best suited for your vertical garden wall, and be sure to account for watering needs as you design your plan.
There are many different ways to build a living wall, so feel free to get creative and come up with your own ideas! However, to get you started, the infographic below provides some helpful design ideas – as well as plant suggestions – for building your own living wall: