Vertical gardens have been all the rage in recent years, but not all vertical gardens are created equal. There are tons of different styles to choose from, including different levels of maintenance. Here are some of the most trendy and modern options for your backyard garden or patio space.
Planters Don’t Have to Be On the Ground
Wall planters, whether they’re luxe ceramic pots or repurposed metal tin cans, are all the rage right now. If your walls outside are looking a little bare, make them more eye-catching by placing your smaller planters on your wall rather than on the ground. Make sure the planter is sturdy enough to hang on a wall and has a flat back.
Depending on the look you’re going for, you can opt for small potted flowers that are more contained and don’t grow very tall, or choose leafy green plants that will grow outwards and trail their vines over the edges of your planters.
Beautiful and Functional
Placing a trellis in your garden is a classic and timeless accent for any home, but did you know it can also provide lots of privacy? Maybe your neighbors are a little too close for comfort or maybe you just want some extra privacy. Either way, a trellis is a great structure you can use for your vertical plants, vines, and flowers.
Frame a sheet or two of lattice to create a mini-wall, and then grow annual or perennial vines up the structure. You don’t even have to build your own trellis, feel free to buy a premade one. This gives the trellis a cozier, more down-to-earth look while providing additional screening so your neighbors won’t be so nosy!
If bright and colorful flowers aren’t your style or don’t go with the rest of your patio and backyard decor, opt for a wall of greenery. Whether it’s all green grass or other leafy green plants, vertical gardens don’t have to include flowers…which means they don’t have to be high maintenance. Another best-kept secret—vertical gardens don’t even have to be real! Don’t be afraid to use artificial greenery like turf, fake bushes, and artificial vines.
If your garden or outdoor space is limited to a small apartment balcony or townhouse patio, constructing a real vertical garden may not be an option for you. Artificial vertical gardens are a popular choice for people who want that modern look without all the extra work, time, and costs that go into constructing a functioning structure for your modern vertical garden design.
If you have an empty wall on your balcony that needs some sprucing up, attach some fake green vines for a romantic, Spanish look.
Even existing green hedges in your backyard can turn into a vertical garden. An expert gardener or landscaper will know just how to trim the shrubs so that they’re healthy, and grow a living wall. This modern vertical garden design requires plenty of time for maintenance, along with a good set of tools.
For more Miami landscaping ideas or tips on creative landscape design, check out our blog! Our team at Blaum Landscaping is here to help you with anything related to your outdoor space, so give us a call today. We would love to construct your vertical garden for you!