Want to offset your carbon footprint? Then start planting trees! All plants act as natural carbon dioxide filters. They absorb CO2 from the air in order to fuel the photosynthesis that allows them to grow and thrive. It gets even better, because in exchange for the CO2 we don’t want, plants release clean, healthy oxygen that we need to survive. Plants make our world healthier, and they can do the same for our homes and offices. This is just one reason to consider installing a living wall, also known as an indoor vertical garden wall in your home or business!
More Oxygen and Less CO2 Can Improve Focus, Clarity, and Productivity
Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like your brain just won’t turn on? Maybe it’s because you didn’t get enough sleep, or perhaps there’s too much CO2 in the air. Open a window, and it’s likely that the fresh oxygen will help you feel more alert and focused.
This is the same thing that an indoor vertical garden wall can do on an even larger scale. The plants integrated into the wall can absorb that fog of CO2 and fill your home or office with oxygen. This can make you and your family feel better and more alert. It could even increase the productivity of your employees! That’s a pretty good return on investment.
Plants Also Absorb Volatile Organic Compounds
It’s pretty common knowledge that plants absorb CO2, but many people don’t realize that indoor plants do us another very valuable favor by absorbing what are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are all around us. They are things like Benzene, which are found in plastics, pesticides, and fabrics, as well as formaldehyde, which could be lurking in our cosmetics, dish detergent, and even our carpet cleaner!
These chemicals can lead to unpleasant symptoms, like headaches, allergies, and nausea. They’ve even been linked to more severe conditions, like cancer and respiratory illnesses.
Living Walls Can Improve Your Décor and Your Health!
Indoor vertical garden walls are made up of real, living plants, which can offer a soothing and inspiring visual point in your home or office while also scrubbing CO2 and dangerous pollutants from the air. Your family members and employees will appreciate having such a beautiful piece of art to enjoy as well as the health benefits it brings.
If you live in San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles, please contact us to learn more about our living walls, including our living moss walls.