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8 Reasons Not to Get a Greenwall

We’ve heard it all before - people have a lot of crazy reasons why they don’t want a vertical garden. We examine those reasons here


A greenwall extended along a wall with lighting on it

 

We’ve heard it all before - people have a lot of crazy reasons why they don’t want a vertical garden, whether that’s indoors or out.

 

We can’t lie - green walls are getting more and more popular. As you can see from this Google Trends graph, searches for the term “vertical gardens” have increased dramatically since 2004:

 

a graph depicting the increase popularity of vertical gardens

 

We can’t work out why. There are lots of reasons not to get a greenwall:

 


 

1. They’re too space efficient

Going vertical saves valuable floor real estate and uses up what would otherwise be dead wall space to create something lush, soft and green.

 

 

An outdoor patio space with a greenwall as a background accent

 


 

 2. They make the air too clean

Plants are known for their air purifying qualities and are the best natural air filters. In fact, because of this, NASA recommends you have one plant for every 100 square feet.

 

An office space with couches and a greenwall on the wall behind them

 


 

3. They make employees too productive

According to The Guardian, “When plants were brought into the offices – one plant per square metre – employee performance on memory retention and other basic tests improved substantially.”

 

A greenwall extending along the hallway of an office

 


 

4. They make your office or restaurant too quiet

Plants are natural sound absorbers and can help absorb ambient noise, depending which plants you plant in your wall.

 

a greenwall as a backdrop in a restaurant dining area

 


 

5. Herbs are all too convenient

Imagine having clean, fresh herbs growing mere feet from your kitchen - that is all too possible with a green wall. Homes, urban farmers and yes, even restaurants, are all interested in how well herbs and leafy greens grow in green walls.

 

an indoor-outdoor living space with a greenwall on the patio

 


 
6. Increase your yield 

Vertical gardens can also dramatically increase your yield.  Did you know that farming vertically with the GrowUp system can increase your space utilization by up to four times?

 

a close-up of a vertical farm with herbs

 


 

7. They’re so easy to maintain you’ll forget they’re there

A soil-based green wall is sublimely simple: it just needs a little watering and normal plant maintenance (trimming and health checks) to create beautifully lush plants.

 

a greenwall as an office entrance

 


 
8. Look good from day one 

OK, this one is GrowUp specific! With our clever hexagonal system, the durable plastic hardware is almost immediately hidden behind six inch plants, leaving you with a lush look from the get go.

 

a greenwall on the exterior of a home with hydrangeas in front of it

 

For more information on greenwalls, contact us and we'll set up some time to discuss.

 

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