A fence is a great feature to have in your yard. It offers shade and privacy, but did you know that your fence can be used to hold a vertical garden as well? You can grow up and around the fence, giving you a lot of usable space for your garden To give you some inspiration, we’ve dug up some stunningly simple vertical garden ideas to turn your fence into a vibrant garden.
Veggies get Vertical
With rising housing costs, many people are opting to live in an apartment or a townhouse. Vertical gardens are great for small spaces like these, as they don’t need a lot of extra room. Up to 52 percent of Australians have grown at least part of their food in a vertical garden. This is an ideal way to make the most of your space and be able to provide your family with fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables.
Vertical gardening can also take advantage of recyclables such as plastic containers made from plastic bottles. These containers can be great for growing a variety of leafy greens and herbs. These can be suspended above each other using strong twin to really help maximise space. Gardens can also be very easy to maintain if they are set up properly. You can water the containers via drains through the containers above them and just water the top row and allow them to drain down to the next level. This saves not only water but also a lot of time.
Another easy vertical gardening idea is to use up-cycled pallets. You can save a lot of money by repurposing these pallets in your garden. Easy to find and typically free, you can look behind supermarkets and other businesses and ask if you can take them off their hands, and most will gladly let you do so. There are all sorts of ways to convert pallets to vertical gardens and there is no shortage of inspirational ideas to be found online. You can mix colours, and plant types or even change the heights and textures of the pallets to suit your goals.
Vertical Works of Art
The best thing about vertical gardening is that you can combine function and form. It’s like putting paintings on your walls and watching them change and grow. Vertical gardening is a living work of art on your fence.
Planning Vertical Gardens
As vertical gardens continue to grow in popularity, there become more and more vertical gardening tool and accessories available.. These include decorative frames made of wood or metal, planters, other containers including some that have built-in hooks or loops for hooks. There are also clever watering systems to add in that will make maintaining your garden a real breeze.
You don’t have to spend a fortune. You may be able to simply utilise what you already have on hand and use recycled materials from in and around your home.
No matter what materials you use, one of the most important things to consider where the water that is draining is going. If you’re on the top story of an apartment you don’t want to flood your downstairs neighbours when your plants drain.
Many nurseries carry a variety of items for vertical gardening. You’ll find that you can often repurpose old fencing materials to suit your vertical gardens with minimal effort. If you’re stuck for ideas, the search engines are your best friend!
Get The Right Fence For Your Vertical Garden
If you’re serious about vertical gardening, you’ll need a great fence as a foundation. Call our experts at Skilled Fencing today, and we can set you up with the perfect Colorbond fence to build your vertical garden on!