Vertical Landscape Architects Inc. specializes in green wall planning, design, installation and maintenance. The firm’s founder and principal Landscape Architect has taken formal Green Wall training from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and works directly with manufacturers of Living Wall systems to bring you the best value and technological support. Vertical Landscape Architects Inc. currently offers the following green wall services.
- Planning & Design Consultation
- Contract Drawings & Documents / Specifications
- Cost Estimating
- Installation (Certified Installer of the following systems)
- Maintenance & Maintenance Plans
Please contact us to discuss your green wall needs or interests.
What is a Green Wall?
A green wall is sometimes referred to as a living wall, biowall, or vertical garden. The two main categories of green walls: Living Walls and Green Facades both allow for controlled vegetation growth and will not damage surface materials unlike vines adhered directly to a wall.
Living Walls can be comprised of free standing or building mounted modular panels made of stainless steel, high-density plastic, or organic material such as mineral wool or felt. Suitable plant species contained in the living wall are sustained by irrigation systems and often require fertilization and regular maintenance. The primary advantage of a living wall is its ability to produce an instantaneous green effect either outside or inside, even at considerable heights.
Green Façades are made up of climbing plants either growing directly on a wall or a specially designed trellis structure mounted to the wall’s surface. Climbing vines rooted in soil at ground level or in specially insulated pots above ground are naturally included and trained to grow up the side of the building or trellis system.