Creating a vertical garden can be a great way to maximize the space available in a small backyard landscape. At Jovak Landscape and Design, we understand how beneficial it can be to create a landscape design plan for small backyards. That is why we offer a wide range of landscaping services that are perfect for landscaping projects of all shapes and sizes.
Some simple tips for creating a vertical garden that will thrive in your small backyard landscape include:
When determining the right location for your vertical garden, it is important to consider locations where people will not be constantly running into them. Consider placing hanging baskets or planters along the fence or on the outside of a structure, so that they can be tucked out of the way. When hanging your planters, it is also a good idea to think about how high they should be. Try to place planters and baskets within arm’s reach, as it will difficult to take them down once they are filled with foliage and wet soil.
Since plants require a certain amount of sun and shade to thrive, vertical gardens can often complicate matters because, as the plants grow upwards, they can start to block the sun from the plants below. Consider placing plants that prefer more shade on the lower levels of the vertical garden, saving the top for sun loving plants.
When selecting the different types of plants that will be incorporated in your vertical garden, make sure to consider choosing plants that can be easily maintained, as reaching the higher plants can become difficult. Before planting, it is also a good idea to consider how big the plants will get, as some plants can become too heavy for vertical gardens.
Potted plants that are exposed to more wind and sun, such as those in a vertical garden, tend to require more water than other plants. This means that you will need to check the soil on a regular basis and to use quality potting soil to help retain some of the moisture. It is also a good idea, when planning your vertical garden design, to consider placing plants that require less water at the top of the wall, as the water from these plants will drip into the planters below.
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