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Exploring Vertical Gardening: Maximizing Space in Small Yards

In a vertical garden, plants are supported to grow along vertical, frequently layered surfaces such as posts, walls, trellises, and fences, instead of along the ground. Growing plants upward allows you to make the most of small areas such as balconies, patios, or tiny gardens. Continually, a vertical garden can help create a privacy barrier, enhance the beauty of your space, keep pests away and reduce the risk of diseases. Here are some ways to grow a vertical garden.

Trellises and Arbors

Almost any climbing plant can thrive on a trellis or arbor. If you want to grow a rose garden but do not have enough horizontal space, a climbing rose can thrive on a trellis. A scented wall of night-blooming jasmine gracing your balcony could completely transform your outdoor space. You can also cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables using this approach. One advantage of cultivating climbing vegetables on a trellis or arbor is that your produce won't ever encounter the ground and will be out of reach of pests. Growing vegetables vertically is also a great way to ensure enhanced air circulation.

Stackable Planters

Stackable planters allow you to create a moveable garden. They come in traditional stone and terracotta colors. Stackable planters not only optimize space but also efficiently use resources such as soil, water, and fertilizer. You can also use stackable planters to create a stunning herb garden. All you need is just 4 sq. ft. of floor space. For those with restricted mobility, stackable planters are an excellent choice. When set on a mobile planter base, they can be effortlessly moved and rotated to ensure every plant gets the right amount of sunlight. Additionally, watering these planters is a breeze. If you have run out of ideas or have no prior experience consult a Sonoma County landscape design service today.

Hanging Containers

Hanging containers allow you to track plant growth and progress and check plants regularly for diseases and also reduces exposure to various fungi and pathogens. No ground space is required to create a hanging garden, making it an excellent choice for those residing in apartments.

 orange, green, and pink plants on the wall in white containers

Terraced Beds

A terraced garden might need slightly more room compared to other types of gardens we have discussed so far. Terraced gardens can accommodate plants with different needs. A terraced garden can be grown in an area with a natural incline that's challenging to flatten. The planting technique is proven to prevent soil erosion runoff. Whether you want to build a stunning garden from scratch or are planning to spruce up an existing garden, let Gardenworks help. Our landscapers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to build magical gardens. To learn more, call 707-857-2050.


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