While living walls work well indoors, they can also be the perfect addition to your outdoor space.
These gorgeous structures bring back nature into urban environments. As the concrete jungle expands and pollution rises, green walls stand to reverse this trend. By incorporating carefully chosen selections of plants into cutting edge design, living walls not only look stunning, but help restore nature’s natural balance. Living walls are no longer just of interest to companies hoping to win design awards, they are getting attention from a variety of businesses that are looking to improve their green credentials.
Outdoor living walls are made of plants that are inserted into a growing medium that gets placed on the wall of buildings to provide greenery. The key is that they do not use very much horizontal space and grow upwards instead. Unlike climbing plants like ivy, living walls are precisely planned groups of plants held in a structure away from the building. A wide array of plants can be used when creating living walls, all depending on your wants and needs.
As for construction, green walls are built somewhat similarly to regular walls. They are built with a skeletal structure which is hung with sections containing the plants and flowers that will make up the living wall. Irrigation reservoirs are also installed to ensure the plants will grow and thrive. Living walls can be built to occupy any size wall, whether it be small or large.
There’s plenty of other benefits that come along with installing a living wall too. Through the soil and the plants, living walls have the ability to absorb sound. The structure of green walls helps reduce high-frequency noise by absorbing and reflecting any noise that crosses its path. The plants will also act as a filtration system for the air around it. On top of that, they provide a natural habitat for birds, butterflies and bees.
Outdoor living walls are a sure way to make an impact visually and environmentally. At John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we can carefully craft a living wall that is customized to fit your needs.