Everything you need to know about living walls
What are Living Walls?
Living walls are plantscapes that turn plain walls into canvases of natural artwork. They are covered with live plants or other greenery to create beautiful decor that breathes new life into a space.
Found both indoors and out, living walls can come in nearly any size, depending on the needs of the space. They can cover an entire surface or simply hang on a small portion of a wall. Whether you are decorating a large public lobby or a tight space at home, there is room for a vertical garden!
Green walls, vertical gardens, plants on walls, living walls – the terminology is as diverse as the grow systems used to achieve the lush look of these increasingly popular architectural features.
At Great GrowIN’s, our goal is to make it simple and affordable to bring the outside in, flooding your space with life-giving oxygen and natural biophilia. We want to help you create beauty with greenery!
What can a Living Wall be used for?
- Creating artistic displays in your garden
- Adding privacy to your yard
- Incorporating unique texture into your decor
- Bringing unique beauty into a space
- Promoting healthy living by bringing nature indoors
- Small scale gardening with herbs or small vegetables
- Reducing noise indoors
- Improving air quality
- Enhancing one’s positivity and creativity
How Long do Living Walls last?
Living walls last as long as you keep up with maintenance. Like any other plants, they respond to the care and conditions they are given.
What kind of care do living walls need? That depends on the plants that make up the wall! Generally, all plants need water and light to thrive. Other occasional needs include cleaning, pruning, and fertilizing.
Great GrowIN’s provides detailed instructions to help your vertical gardens thrive. We also offer a maintenance program where our Green Team takes care of your plants depending on the plant’s needs. Living things always experience some variance, but we are confident in the quality of our plants and your experience.
Alternatively, you could choose artificial plants for a similar look! We also offer solutions like our Moss Walls. These use preserved moss, which is real moss but is no longer living, and do NOT require maintenance!
Can you have a living wall indoors?
Yes! Living walls can be customized to decorate indoor spaces as well as the outdoors. Indoor green walls are common, and a great way to bring a beautiful piece of nature inside. We choose the wall components and plants based on the environment which the wall will stand, ensuring your living wall thrives wherever you want it.
Great GrowIN’s has many indoor living walls to choose from. Some vertical gardens are manual watering and some vertical gardens are self-watering.
Does a living wall indoors need direct sunlight?
Most plants prefer some kind of sunlight. If natural sunlight is not possible, you will need a grow light.
The amount of sunlight or artificial light reaching your living wall will determine what plants will be able to survive (and thrive!) on it. More light means you will be able to choose from a much wider variety of plant species.
Does a living wall indoors need water?
Yes! Many of the larger walls you see in lobby areas have watering systems built into the structures. This is a lower maintenance option and can be helpful if you are not confident in your green thumb. Less advanced systems and materials can create the same effect.
While any living wall will require some mode of care, we will work with your needs and abilities to develop the ideal combination of plants for you wall!
How much do living walls cost?
The price of a living wall varies on the type of system, the size of the wall, and the amount/species of plants that will be used. This means there are options in several price ranges!
Is a living wall worth it?
Living walls are excellent ways to bring greenery into a smaller space or a place where people spend a lot of time indoors. Outside, living walls offer unique beauty and is a great way to incorporate many plants in a compact way.
When people are around nature, they are able to process information more efficiently. Biophilic design improves mood and overall wellbeing, so living walls are excellent options for offices, hospitals, and other public areas like hotels and senior living communities.