Nowadays, most people don’t exactly have the time nor the capacity to have a perfect little verdant garden. With the limited space in our apartments or the little free time in the typical workday to care for their plants, many urban dwellers have given up gardening. Luckily, there is a way for nature lovers to incorporate small urban gardens in their dream homes in the form of wall planter boxes. These lovely pieces are easy to use and install, so we can say that they are ideal for busy people who want to add a bit of greenery and breathe life into their homes.
Here’s everything you need to know before enriching your home with wall hanging planters.
A Self-Watering System Makes Caring for Your Plants Easier Than Ever
One of the reasons why people with little-to-no free time have given up on having plants and flowers in their home is the fact that they require constant care and nurturing in order to thrive. People with careers, family obligations and busy social lives can find it hard to water their plants regularly. Of course, not every plant requires a lot of water. There are some low-maintenance options you can choose to care for, such as cacti. However, with a self-watering wall planter, you aren’t limited to growing these plants only. You can have a diverse garden with flowers, spices, or even fruits and veggies!
Operating with self-watering wall mounted planters is very simple: you add water in the box which is stored in a reservoir and then the plants will take as much water as they need. You won’t need to worry about overflowing the box or overwatering the plants.
A Water Level Indicator Lets You Know When to Fill Up the Reservoir
When watering plants, it is all about balance and some people, have a hard time finding it. Are you overwatering or underwatering your plant? With urban self-watering wall planter boxes, you won’t need to worry about this. As I mentioned, the self-watering system allows the plant to take as much water as it needs. The only thing you will need to do is fill up the reservoir. And with modern garden wall planters, you won’t even need to wonder when to fill it up. A water level indicator lets you know exactly how much water is left in the reservoir and whether it needs to be refilled. So, if going on vacation has made caring for your garden difficult, you can rest assured that your plants will be just fine while you are enjoying your vacation carefree.
Grow Your Own Spices
Living in an apartment in a city definitely has its pros, and the only downside we can think of is the lack of fresh and organic produce. Luckily, with wall hanging planters you can grow your own spices even in the urban jungle. They can be installed both indoors or outdoors and regardless of where you want them, they are bound to beautify and make your space more vibrant. If you decide to install them indoors, make sure that the wall is strong enough to support the planter. That way, you will always have your favourite fresh herbs and spices within reach when cooking.
Make Sure Your Plants Get Enough Sunlight
Besides water, plants also need sufficient sunlight in order to thrive. The amount of sunlight varies by plant, so it is best to find out how much of it the ones you want need before installing the wall planter. Then, try to figure out which of your walls faces North and which one faces South. You can find a lot of helpful guides online to easily determine where to position your plant.
Sturdy Wall Planter Boxes Are Greener
We can only naturally assume that plant lovers care for the environment as much as they care for the plants in their homes. When choosing a wall planter, how durable and sturdy it is can be a determining factor. This will ensure that the planter will stand the test of time and will be used for years to come. If you have installed outdoor wall planters, make sure that they are made from corrosion- and UV-resistant material, as they will come in contact with direct sunlight and rain.
Maximize the Space in Your Home
The main reason why someone would opt for wall hanging planters rather than free-standing ones is that they take up less space. Free-standing planter boxes are usually strategically placed in corners or next to sofas when inside, or on the side of a pathway when placed outdoors. With wall hanging planters you won’t need to worry about where to place them as they only take up a small part of your wall.