We have compiled a list of our Top 10 questions about Living Walls, that we hope will introduce you to these beautiful Living Walls by answering the most common questions we hear asked.
1. What are the different types of Living Walls systems?
Depending on the project location, size and type of plants, Living Walls are organized into panels, trays or freestanding walls systems offering options suitable for any space.
Panel systems, have plants pre-grown into the panels and can be used inside or outside, and in any climate.
A tray system, which is popular for indoor/outdoor displays. Plants are pre-grown off-site and inserted into the trays, which offers versatility to the design of living wall.
Freestanding walls, are most commonly used for events, trade shows, wedding or temporary venues.
2. How much does a Living Wall cost?
Living Wall costs vary depending on the size and plants used but on average the cost for Design-Build-Install of a living wall system, complete with plants doesn’t come cheap.
As new living wall technology systems evolve, so does pricing. Our company is often able to accommodate and work with any client budget thru our leasing options. To find out more about costs you can get started by filling out our 1-minute walkthrough form “How to plan for a Living Wall, which will help you and us gather further useful information about your Living Wall project.
3. Are Living Green Walls Difficult to Maintain?
To ensure the success of a Living Wall, maintenance is critical. To start, here at VGS we make sure the Living Wall is installed correctly and then maintained properly for the first 3 months. Our reputation and the clients wall is at stake so it’s important for everyone involved that the plants don’t fail. After that, we can continue to care for the wall depending on the client’s preference.
4. How do I water a Living Green Wall?
Most Living walls are designed with a drip-irrigation system, which maximizes the use of water with an automated system, timed to minimize water waste.
5. What are the benefits of Living Walls?
A common Living Wall benefits it to act as a barrier, preventing heat from entering the indoor and making it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. This radiation-blocking feature helps in increasing the energy efficiency by decreasing the load on air conditioning systems in summers. During winters, the Living Walls act an in insulator, keeping the heat trapped inside which eventually eases off pressure on the heating systems. This helps in improving the overall sustainability of the city by providing a healthier and cleaner environment through less carbon emissions. Here is a study that describes the advantages and the techniques of the living wall as a part of the sustainable strategy for the urban environment.
6. What are the best plant types to use on Living Walls?
Usually plants are selected based upon their tolerance of growing, site-specific conditions, color, texture, light and root systems. Ferns, low shrubs, perennial flowers, herbs and succulents are among the most common.
7. Can Living Walls feature a custom design?
Yes. Each Living Wall can be very creative and unique. For custom design applications, any Living Wall can be incorporated with preserved moss which can be manipulated and adapted into curvy forms and shapes. Example of Living Wall featuring Custom Designs, are Logos and Living Walls applications and Preserved Moss Wall Art.
8. What is Preserved Moss?
Preserved Moss has been grown, harvested and preserved using a 100% plant based biodegradable preservation formula resulting in a soft to touch realistic feel. Among the most common types of preserved moss is Mood Moss, with its thick lush and velvety look, is the most commonly used on moss wall art. It’s about 3 to 4 inches thick and breaks apart cleanly. Reindeer Moss is unique in that it is actually a soft lichen, available in multiple colors, when broken apart it looks like small shrubs in the wintertime when there are no leaves. Sheet Moss looks like little tiny ferns and is about a half inch thick. It can be cut with scissors or torn apart to form the shape you need. All of our Preserved Moss are naturally preserved plants that maintain soft textures, and vibrant colors.
9. Where can Living Green Walls be used?
Living Walls can be virtually installed anywhere.
10. How do I start designing a Living Wall?
Whether you’re an interior designer, architect or looking to enhance your residential home, we are happy to facilitate any Living Wall design for any scale commercial project, as well as residential.
Our company Living Wall Design-Build-Install Process is designed to provide a blueprint and asking the right questions is imperative to success.
For more information, please contact us to request a consultation or call 877 397 5387.