Sourced from Long Island Press
Every month should be Earth Month.
As more people realize how sacred the environment truly is, some are choosing to bring nature into their homes with aesthetically pleasing living green walls or vertical gardens that add wellness and beauty while energizing interior and exterior spaces.
The trend towards greening built environments and transforming rooms or outdoor areas with lush accent walls made of plants or artistic living murals is growing. Since plants are natural air purifiers as well as mood, creativity, and productivity boosters, the benefits of having a living wall at home or in a workspace are obvious.
“Green walls have been designed in many forms — with soil, hydroponics (lacking soil), air plants, or some combination — to create their green designs,” says Stevie Famulari, a green design specialist and professor in the department of urban horticulture and design at Farmingdale State College. “Living walls, living murals, or living sculptures can be created for any site.”
On Long Island, green walls are usually installed in public spaces. But homeowners can also transform patios or backyards into relaxing retreats with a unique vertical greenscape that fuses elegant form with amazing function.