What are the different types of Green Walls?
Green walls, also known as living walls or vertical gardens, are a popular way to add a touch of nature to indoor and outdoor spaces. They come in many different forms, each with their own unique benefits and challenges. In this post, we'll explore the different types of green walls and what makes them special.
- Moss Walls (What we make!) Moss walls are a type of green wall that uses preserved moss (and in some cases preserved ferns and faux succulents), which requires very little maintenance. They are often used in interior design to create a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Moss walls can be customized with different types of moss, colors, and designs to fit any space. We also work with succulents and preserved foliage to create different textural elements. These are for indoor use only and require the least amount of upkeep. They are perfect if you have a brown thumb or don't want continuous maintenance.
- Living Walls
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Living walls, also known as bio walls or plant walls, are perhaps the most well-known type of green wall. They consist of a wall-mounted panel or framework that supports live plants, typically grown hydroponically. Living walls require regular maintenance, including watering, fertilizing, and pruning, and regular pest control, but they provide a beautiful and natural touch to any space. There are also air purfying benefits. These can be both indoors and outdoors.
3. Green Screens
Green Screens, also known as living screens or vegetative screens, are a type of green wall that provides privacy and shade in outdoor spaces. They consist of a lattice or mesh structure that supports climbing plants, such as vines or ivy. Green screens can be used to create a natural barrier between outdoor spaces or to cover unsightly walls or fences.
4. Green Roofs
Green roofs, also known as living roofs, are a type of green wall that covers the roof of a building with plants. They provide insulation, absorb rainwater, and reduce the urban heat island effect. Green roofs require specialized installation and maintenance, but they can provide a beautiful and sustainable addition to any building.
5. Green Facades
Green facades, also known as living walls or bio-facades, are a type of green wall that uses climbing plants to cover the exterior of a building. They provide insulation, reduce energy costs, and improve air quality. Green facades require specialized installation and maintenance, but they can provide a unique and sustainable addition to any building.
In conclusion, green walls (also called moss walls, living walls, plant walls, succulent walls, bio walls, vertical gardens, gardens on the wall, etc). are a versatile and sustainable way to bring nature into any space. From living walls to moss walls, green screens to green roofs, and vertical gardens to green facades, there are many types of green walls to choose from, each with their own unique benefits and challenges. Whether you're looking to improve air quality, reduce energy costs, or simply add a touch of natural beauty to your space, there's a green wall that's perfect for you.