Living walls: why this top summer gardening trend could make you healthier and happier
These botanical walls of wonder are one of the hottest gardening trends of 2018. Living walls are wall-mounted planters jam packed with plants, great both indoors or out. Here’s everything you need to know.
How does it work?
A living wall is made up of a modular framework which can be scaled up or down depending on the size of your wall. The structures will usually have hidden water pipes, which are self-watering to help keep the plants healthy however, some living walls may need to be watered by hand.
So why should I get one?
Living walls are not only lovely to look at but did you know they also have massive wellness benefits. Even more reason to invest in one for your home.
1 Improves the air quality
The plants act as natural air filters as they absorb pollutants as well as producing more oxygen. Certain species of plants including many indoor species can absorb carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene.
2 Acts as natural insulation
Living walls are great at keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter due to its natural insulation and the way it absorbs the air.
3 Improves happiness
The close proximity of plants and greenery has profound impacts on our mental health. Plants and flowers help to reduce stress and increase your positive energy shown in numerous studies.
4 Boosts creativity
Having a living wall could help boost your concentration. Studies show that working near plants has a calming effect, which can help you perform your tasks to a higher quality and with better accuracy.