CNN reported that gardening is an activity that can be a stress reliever. They investigated in the Netherlands and found that gardening for thirty minutes after doing a stressful task can boost someone’s mood and reduce the level of stress hormones, cortisol. Not to mention, gardening activities like seeding, planting, watering, and harvesting the plant can be a good physical exercise. Thus, it is good for your physical and mental health.
However, limited space can be a problem for gardening. But don’t worry, these vertical garden design ideas will allow you to garden within that small space.
1. Ladder Shelf Planter
One of these vertical garden design ideas will let you have ample pots of plants within a limited space. A ladder shelf planter is really useful and can be used in a lot of places since it only takes up a little space. You can put this in your small garden, patio, terrace, or balcony.
Besides saving up the spaces, you can also save up some money by making this shelf by yourself. Use an old wooden ladder, boards, a few screwdrivers, and a coat of paint to build this shelf easily. Note that you might want to paint this planter using a light or neutral colour to make the pots more noticeable.
The next vertical garden design ideas maximize empty spaces on your small garden, patio, or balcony’s walls and ceiling. You only need unused metal pipe and several threads of ropes or wires to build this vertical planter by yourself. This planter can be the focal point of your vertical garden by planting a variety of plants with different hues such as succulent or spider plants. Paint these planters with various color scheme to make it stands out more.
Pallet planter is also one of the vertical garden design ideas. You can utilize unused pallets or buy them with a relatively low price in warehouses. There are several ways to build a vertical planter with pallets; you can stack the pallets upright or tilt them like the picture shows. Plant some beautiful flowers and paint the pallets with a neutral color to make the flowers conspicuous.