29 Jun '14, 7am

How Important is Lighting for Living Walls? By George Irwin

I suggest reading some of my archives via my past articles on Greenroofs.com . But beyond product materials there are common variables to vertical garden success - there is a science to creating a natural environment in the vertical plane. Personally, I have designed our Green Living Wall with Mother Nature in mind. In a natural setting roots grow in crevices of rock faces, the plant is irrigated from the top down with naturally occurring nutrients and bacteria composted from leaf litter found at the top of the wall. All plants require Water, Nutrition, Light and Media (some type of holding power for the root system); these are the four critical and non-optional components for plants to thrive. And there is a difference between a plant surviving and thriving. The difference is the lighting! Lighting is the gateway to how water and nutrients interact with the biological pro...

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