Create a green wall
A simple way to do this is to make a ‘green wall’ in your house. A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with plants, flowers and creepers. But this greenery doesn’t grow from pots below, but instead grows from a growing medium like soil, which is part of the wall. We have simplified this process for you, so follow our 6 easy steps and bring some green inside your home with a green wall.
Benefits Of Create A Green Wall
- Reduces urban heat island effect and smog.
- Pure outside air of pollutants and Crud and offsets the carbon footprint of people and fuel emissions.
- Soil and plants is a natural filter that can clean the water that flows through the wall.
- Insulates and cools the building envelope, as well as fighting it from the elements.
- Creates habitats for birds and beneficial insects, increasing biodiversity.
- Can be used for increase food in urban settings, creating sustainable and local command of food sources.
- Increases real estate value.
- Increases foot traffic in retail spaces.
- Helps children with ADHD focus better in school.
- Reduces absenteeism in the workplace and boosts employee morale.
Where to place it
Since the wall will have soil and other components like fertilizers in it, it is best to avoid putting such a wall in the bedrooms or kitchen. This way if there is any kind of additional bacteria that grows on the wall, it won’t affect you while sleeping and won’t grow on your food. A less personal space, like a dining area, or living room, or the foyer is a better place to have a living wall.
Water supply and flow
While creating a green wall in your home, also keep in mind it’s water requirements. If the wall has an existing water source or pipe inside your job will become easier, as you can fix sprinklers or pipes into the soil on the wall to replenish it with water regularly. As this is a vertical garden, and not a horizontal one, simply spraying it with water won’t do the trick. You can’t use a can to water such a wall as you may flood the rest of the room in doing so. If you choose to use a mechanical or manual spray, you will have to ensure every corner gets sprayed with water evenly, and may need to use a ladder or chair to get to the top most sections.
While growing a green wall is a great idea, you need to also decide on specifics like which plants would you like to grow on a such a wall. Pothos, Lipstick plant, Sword fern, Wedding vine, Peace lily etc are some of the most common plants that are grown on a green wall. You can even grow flowers like—Orchids, Lavender, Carnations and even Roses on a eco wall indoors.