Creating Living Walls at Home

Story Title: How to create your own Vertical Garden
Episode: Three
Date: 20 March 2010.
Presenter: Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson shows you hot to create your own vertical wall at home to turn walls and fences into garden oasis’s.

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  • Creating a vertical garden doesn't need big sites, or investments, it can be a small space outside one small window or even an apartment balcony
  • Use lightweight materials and prepare carefully, check on engineering requirements before attaching to walls/fences
  • Careful preparation and selection of plants to suit the "microclimate" is the key
  • It's important that the right plants are chosen to suit the particular space, not just the overall location.
  • Add colour and movement to an area that otherwise wouldn't be usable as garden space
  • Look to combine vertical garden with grey water recycling system or other sustainable water source

Materials used:

  • Back board: Recycled HDPE plastic sheet
  • Growing media: 4 layers - weedmat, felt, weed mat, felt
    • Felt made of recycled materials, we used custom made felt from JJ Davies & Sons Pty Ltd.
    • Weed matting
  • Drip line
  • We recommend you consult your local community nursery for advice on plants that will grow well in the areas you living in as well as the area you’ve chosen to place the vertical wall.
  • Staple gun

Phillip Johnson Sustainable Landscape Systems
Address: 29 High Street Glen Iris VIC 3146
Phone: 03 9886 9793

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