One of the hottest trends we are seeing in garden design is the use of living walls. Also referred to as green walls, live walls or even vertical gardens, this trend is a great solution for both indoor and outdoor applications where you need to add a little green and space is at a premium. Many times greenery and vegetation are desirable in narrow spaces or to screen walls and fences where regular planting and landscaping cannot fit. Zero lot line homes, patio homes or narrow side yards, like we often see in the Park Cities, are all situations where living walls are a great solution. Check out our PInterest page on living walls for some inspiration and ideas.
These living walls are typically comprised of modular systems with cells or pockets that allow plants to be planted vertically over one another. Irrigation is often simplified with these systems in that the water can be run to the top of the living wall planter in narrow tubing and then any additional water an drainage can trickle down to the plants below.
There are many different types of living wall systems to choose from for your garden from the simple, DIY (do it yourself) and inexpensive to the complex and costly. A couple of the more professional systems are GSky Plant Systems and LiveWall, which are often the preferred selection by Landscape Architects for public or commercial applications and their ability to scale up to larger walls and buildings.
If you are looking for some smaller scale applications or something you can install or build yourself at your own home, here five living wall systems to consider.
1. GroVert Living Wall Planter
2. Wooly Pocket Indoor/Outdoor Wall Planter
3. Prudence Eco Friendly Felt Wall Planter
4. Invigorated Living 42" Grow Bag Wall Planter
5. Allgreen Vertical Wall Planter
Try one of these systems on a wall or fence in your garden to add a little green to a tight space.