Featured Green Wall Projects
Living walls, or green walls are beautiful structures that allow plants to be grown vertically both inside and out. While there are many different systems and products out in the market today, only a handful are truly designed for long-term plant growth and health.
The right environment is crucial to the success of a living wall.
All plants need light and water to thrive. At Greenery NYC, we offer full site assessments to determine the best system for your space, including recommendations on lighting and watering systems. We work with architects and designers early in the process to seamlessly incorporate living walls into build plans, as well as working directly with clients to retrofit existing spaces to meet the needs of vertically grown plants.
1. Tray Systems
Eventually plants in 4” containers will become root bound, and there will need to be periodic replacements of them. While still able to become very lush, the grid system doesn’t provide quite as much design flexibility as the hydroponic wall. However locations looking for a precise design that is easy to maintain, this is often the best option.
2. Hydroponic Systems
The plants are able to grow uninhibited, which means the individual plants are able to reach a larger mass. One drawback of hydroponic green wall systems is that because they are dependent on multiple daily waterings, there is a higher chance of catastrophic failure which can result from circumstances such as a water line being turned off by accident and power outages.
Over time plants are able to fully establish themselves with larger root systems. While this adds to the impressive appearance of the wall, it can also be a cause for increased maintenance costs, because if a plant fails the root system needs to be pulled out completely from behind the wall to prevent the spread of pathogens. Certain plants will also out compete other plants over time, which can lead to unkempt appearance that can be difficult to course-correct. As such, regular and diligent maintenance by a highly trained horticulturist is essential.
When done right, hydroponic systems offer impressive displays at the expense of slightly more risk and additional maintenance.
3. Felt Pockets
Individual Wooly Pockets have a very large planting area to fill. Because of their size, it’s very difficult to cover the felt with plants, and it requires the most pruning to get it looking right. Even on an expertly planted wall, black felt will be visible.
Felt allows for the easy passage of air and water, and these systems can dry out quickly. They work best in outdoor settings where humidity and rain fall can help maintain the right environmental conditions. When used inside irrigation systems are imperative for long-term health. Because larger cascading plants are often part of the design, maintenance can be time consuming.
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We take a holistic approach to creating an interior plant plan that suits your space and budget. Our process begins with a free on-site consultation in which we meet with stake holders to discuss design ideas and concerns and also take a full assessment of your office environment. We create a customized proposal of plants that will thrive in your space, as well as a fully itemized budget. We offer fast and clean installation services as well as full maintenance packages.
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