Whether you live in the urban sprawl or the rambling countryside, we all have the one corner or wall in our garden that needs a little extra ‘wow’. Even with the advent of the modern, smaller garden, there are plenty of projects, techniques and products that you can use to brighten up your outside vertical spaces.
What are you to do with these traditional vertical structures otherwise known as “walls”?
They do tend to look a little bare and therefore we would like to share a few ideas on how you could improve the look of your outside space…
By using companion planting you can create interesting blocks of colours and mixed textures with plants, vegetables and/or herbs. Hanging baskets can add styles and textures with multi-functional use and add needed colour at eye level.
Using different size pots or containers you can develop a multi-layered look creating a focal point to your garden. Small pots can be placed on larger pots to create different heights and styles. Using plants with a variety of colours adds interest and can break up a boring space, as well as a lick of paint.
Living walls can either be created by training trees or shrubs to grow up walls “espalier” which can create a block of singular or mixed colours depending on how and what plants you use. A living wall can easily come to life with planting pockets that can be mounted straight onto your wall, creating your own eco system of seasonal vegetables or suitable plants for bees and butterfly’s, and habitats for other insects.
Any item with thought can be turned into a shelved planting area, Step ladders/pallets can be recycled into a new planting area for pots and planters, adding visual appeal and can also be used for added privacy. Perfect for potting stations and outdoor kitchens.
Another way is by applying SureSet’s new product ‘Vertical’ to your outdoor environment. Developed by SureSet, renowned for producing high quality paving products, SureSet introduced a range of Vertical wall coverings to allow homeowners and self-installers alike to mask unpleasant walls, add a splash of something different, or just create something beautiful. Combine SureSet Vertical with any of the above suggestions to really ‘WOW your Wall’.
SureSet Vertical comes in a 1m² kit and a full set of easy to use instructions to bring that resin bound look from the floor to the wall.
Did you know the Berlin Wall came down in 1989?