Looking After Trees and Plants

Hello, my name is Kyle and this is my gardening blog. I discovered gardening after I was injured in a serious car accident. I had to take many months off work to recover and I needed to find something to fill the time. My friend suggested that some light gardening might help me. I wasn't so sure but I soon discovered that being outside and working with nature really helped my recovery. I learnt an awful lot about gardening and the equipment you need to look after plants and trees. I hope my blog inspires you to get out in the garden.

City Living: 4 Benefits of Growing a Vertical Garden


If you live in a small house in a large city, your access to outdoor space may be limited. Many city dwellers dream of growing plants and enjoying a garden. However, this dream can seem impossible in the confines of an urban environment. Thankfully, vertical gardening provides a fantastic solution. Read on to find out about some of the benefits which vertical gardening can bring to your city home.

Make the most of your limited space

Because vertical gardening involves growing plants which are situated above one another on ledges or shelves in a garden wall or which climb up wooden fence structures, it is a great way to make the most of the limited space available to you. You do not need large outdoor areas of lawn or soil in order to enjoy vertical gardening. All you need is a wall or fence which you can position plants on.

Increase the visual appeal of your home

Living in an urban environment which is made of brick and concrete can really detract from the visual appeal of your home. Vertical gardening provides you with an easy way to add some lush greenery to your home so you can create a little bit of paradise within the concrete jungle of the city.

Limit the impact of noise and air pollution

Cities can be noisy places which suffer from high levels of air pollution. A vertical garden is one way you can combat both of these issues. By creating a wall of plants, you can help to deaden the noise from nearby apartments or roads. The effect is achieved because each leaf on a plant will act as insulation which will absorb sound waves. The plants in a vertical garden will also help to soak up excess CO2 which will be converted into oxygen. This process will help to improve the air quality around your home.

Improve your level of privacy

If the outdoor area of your home is overlooked by other buildings, you may be concerned about your levels of privacy. Installing a vertical garden can help to improve your privacy as a wall of plants will act as a screen which will protect you from nosey neighbours.

If you would like further information or advice about growing a vertical garden in your city home, you should make contact with a garden equipment company. A member of staff will be happy to help.


14 January 2019