Bored with the usual horizontal garden? It’s time you tried the vertical garden is increasingly popular.
Vertical garden is a garden built perpendicular (vertical). The park is also often called the garden wall, green wall, vertical landscape, a living wall, and so on. Simply put, different vertical garden with horizontal gardens that we know so far, because it is grown vertically. “Vertical garden One of the goals is to overcome the limitations of land, especially in the big cities,” said Magnora Chairina of Vertical Garden V-Ga, Jakarta . In addition, the vertical garden also has a lot of functionality or usability. For example, a retaining solar heat, reduce air pollution, increase oxygen supply, reduce noise pollution, and so on. Moreover, in terms of aesthetics, the vertical garden has its own beauty that is not owned by the park horizontally. Magnora or fondly called Rina continues, there are two types of vertical garden, the green facades and living wall. Green facades are wall overgrown vines that grow directly on the wall. While living wall is a wall that given the growing medium to grow plants. Living wall usually consists of a frame (frame), panel plants, irrigation systems and fertilizers, growing media, and plants itself.
Substitute the Sun
To create a vertical garden, can actually be a simple way. For example, planting plants in pots then arranged from top to bottom. Alternatively, use a pipe or bamboo to plant crops and arranged from top to bottom. However, these methods have less maximum durability. “To get up, it’s good to use a pipeline and watering and fertilizing system automatically. Especially when the field of the vertical garden area fairly broad or large, “added Blake. Vertical plant applications can also be divided into outdoor vertical garden (outdoor), indoor (indoor), insulation or separator, and closing the building. Indoor vertical garden typically use special lights instead of sunlight. The amount of light your own customized vertical garden with an area of his field. Pattern drafting plants can also be divided into several kinds. Among these are just one type of plant, using a specific pattern, or grow naturally. “The species can be chosen as the usual local crops we plant. There are about thirty types of local plants that have been tested can be planted. But, there are several types of local plants that could not grow up in a vertical garden, “said Rina.
Vertical garden care itself is actually not too difficult. Importantly maintenance, such systems are checked twice a month watering and fertilizing. “Prune when plants are dangling irregular,” said Rina. Because, after six months to a year, the plant will grow bushy definitely not regulation. In addition, you should also be diligent to clean the leaves or plants that fall to the ground. Rina continues, “There is no need to replace the frame or pipe as it is quite resistant, really. At least if there is, replace dead plants. Some plants must be dead, depending on where the sun comes. On outdoor vertical garden, usually direction of the sun changes. “Well, if the plant is not subject to light must die. Just replace it, “she said.
Not the Land Use
In addition to composition, weight apparently growing media also affect the look and durability of the vertical garden. Therefore, generally vertical garden growing media instead of soil. Several types of growing media that are often used as coco peat, husk, sea grass, and so on. “Vertical garden should use a lightweight growing media so as not to burden the wall structure. For example, a mixture of peat moss (peat) with coco peat. Peat contains nutrients for good growth and coco peat to keep water, “he continued. While the types of plants should be selected from type or growing vines hanging down to make it look pretty. Some types of plants such as maidenhair ferns, among others, phytonia, bromeliads, Kadaka, betel ivory, and so on. Vertical garden can also use more than one type of plant. However, its composition should be selected with a uniform color variations or as needed indoor or outdoor. What about irrigation? If the size is not too large vertical garden and high (maximum 2.5 m), watering can be done manually using a hose. While fertilization may use the spray (sprayer). When the large size, watering must use a mechanical system with an infusion pump and fertilization with or dosing unit. To avoid trouble, can use the self-timer (timer) which will automatically adjust the times of watering and fertilizing.