5 Advices That You Must Listen Before Buying Artificial Vertical Garden.
Vertical gardens create new green spaces, especially in densely-populated urban environments where both greenery and land are a premium. While widely used as decorative screening for featureless or unattractive walls, the real ingenuity of a vertical garden is its optimized use of space and sunlight. Plants receive more light from a vertical surface, where energy can be absorbed from the side, not just the top, as in horizontal placement. For farming, this growing technique can increase crop yields while managing limited space. However, for creating pleasing green vistas, the resources needed to achieve verdant growth may be too costly. Especially in areas with low natural light, an artificial vertical garden with beautiful, ultra-realistic foliage can be more efficient in providing the luxuriant greenery to brighten up a tired or dull setting.
Strictly speaking, a vertical garden is a system for supporting the growth of plants on a vertical surface for the efficient use of existing space. Increasing agricultural production in urban environments is a prime reason for employing this technique, to grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Ornamental plant displays are now very popular, for both commercial and residential spaces, and have become synonymous in the public mind with vertical gardens.
Whether fashion or function, living vertical gardens don’t just ‘happen’. The only instant in the process of constructing a vertical garden is probably the idea of putting up one. All the rest is pure hard work, from site assessment to the maintenance needed for the entire life of the vertical garden. A complete understanding of the commitment needed to put up and maintain a living vertical garden is a must before deciding on building one. Similarly, awareness of the benefits of artificial vertical gardens is useful prior to embark on a living vertical garden project.
Knowing your options and being prepared is vital when deciding on which green wall to purchase for your home, business, or next event.
1. Consider your space
These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself before purchasing a green wall. After all, you want to ensure your garden is fit for its purpose.
Are you installing the green wall in a corner or is it against an existing wall? What’s the material of the existing fence, wall, or space? How big is the space? Will the wall be visible to guests? How will you install the wall? Is the wall above the ground? Or raised up? Will you need to add other things, e.g., rocks or pebbles near the space?
You can use our handy calculator to understand how many panels you may need. Or if you need further help, remember that at Aavana Greens we can offer you a free design consultation. This consult will help cover those questions you may not have considered. Contact us to book your time.
2. Choose the right artificial vertical wall garden design
Just like when you purchase interior goods like cushions to match a couch, your green wall will need to match your space. A common question we ask clients is what colour or items are near the place you will install the wall? The reason for this is because the wall may not contrast enough or suit the space depending on what’s near it.
There are many different designs of vertical wall gardens. You can choose from a lush forest style to the more classical faux ivy look. Whatever you decide, it’s important not to forget the other parts around the wall.
Remember, a fake green wall with more plants is not necessarily better than a faux hedge panel that doesn’t have additional artificial plant stems.
If you have existing plants (whether faux or living) you can either blend the artificial vertical wall garden in with your other greenery or decide to choose a wall that is opposite to the plants, if you want it to stand out.
To help with testing if a colour or design contrasts well with your space, try before you buy and order a vertical wall garden sample. This test would be a similar exercise to what you would do with paint for interior or exterior decorating.
3. Indoor or outdoor
Will your new vertical garden live inside or outside? Depending on your choice you’ll want to be aware of your options.
If it’s an inside plant and has exposure to the sun, this could cause the wall to fade or crack from ultra-violet (UV) rays. The fake greenery you installed and loved, will likely become discolored over time. The good news though, with advancements and popularity growing for faux plants and green walls, you can now purchase UV protection spray or UV resistant plants. The resistant plant option is best for those who don’t want to maintain the plant. As a protection spray usually requires you to apply the treatment to the plant every six months or on a needs basis. Learn more on our guide to UV-treated fake plants.
If the plant is outside, there is a higher chance of exposure to UV rays, but also Indian weather conditions such as hot and cold temperatures, winds, or storms. It’s essential to purchase a green wall that will last all year round. Consider the quality of the leaves, materials used, and whether the vertical wall garden design has a snap and lock system to secure the wall panels in place.
One of the first things you need to consider is the quality of the product. Creating the perfect artificial garden serves no purpose if the plants fall apart within a few months! So make sure you do your research to find a manufacturer that is committed to quality.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself while you’re shopping for artificial plants:
Is the manufacturer transparent about the plants’ materials and how it’s made??
Does the manufacturer have a warranty for their products?
The location of your artificial garden may impact its longevity and durability, so it’s important to consider where you’re placing your plants. Spots with complete or partial shade are best when it comes to avoiding sun damage, but you should also consider placing your fake plants away from harsh winds or heavy rains, as these can also damage your artificial garden plants.
This is just one of the many things to consider when it comes to protecting your artificial outdoor plants, but it’s truly one of the most important factors to your artificial garden’s looks for the long term. If you still want to place your plants where they might be exposed to sun or harsh weather conditions, you can still boost their longevity by swapping out plants every once in a while.
With these advices, you’ll be able to create your dream artificial garden in no time! While there may seem like there are a lot of things to consider before buying artificial plants for your garden, having a long-lasting garden that you can be proud of for many years will make it worth your while.
If you need help creating your artificial outdoor garden, definitely get in touch with us! Our team of artificial plant experts has years of knowledge and expertise. They’ll be able to help you find the right solutions to create the perfect artificial garden for your space. https://aavanagreens.in/