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House living walls in your home!

House living walls in your home!

Lots of people want to add a bit of color and personality to their homes. One way you can do this is by adding a living wall. Over the last few years, the popularity of living walls has increased tremendously. This DIY project is a brilliant addition to your home and is super simple to create. If you want to know more about living walls and how to take care of one, then keep reading below:

Preparation is Key When Building Your Living Wall

Before building your living wall you need to decide where it will be located in your home. You will also need to work out whether you want it to be large or small. Once you’ve done this you can start searching for the best plants. You will need to find out information about the plants you choose e.g. how to care for them properly, how much space they require, and whether or not they like sunlight. This will help you to take care of your living wall.

Choose Healthy Plants For Your Living Wall

If you want your living wall to look amazing, make sure you purchase healthy plants. When choosing your plants, it’s a good idea to check to make sure that they are in good condition and have been well looked after.

Remember to Water Your Plants

It’s important to remember to water your plants as soon as you get them. If you’re not going to use them straight away, store them in a safe area at the right temperature. Remember, not all plants have the same care requirements, so it’s important to do some research into the best ways to care for a particular plant.

Top Tips for Keeping a Plant Wall

Here are some of our top tips for keeping a plant wall in the home:

  • Living plant walls should be watered every 2-3 days depending on the climate. Remember, plants need more water in summer. Dry compost indicates that plants need water; wet compost means they are fine.
  • Attach a waterproof membrane to the wall – this will help prevent dampness issues on the wall
  • Plant care – if you purchase flowering plants, you’ll need to remember to remove dead blooms. This will help encourage new flowers later in the season. If you’re thinking of adding some foliage plants to your flower wall, then you’ll need to remember to snip off dead leaves and tidy them up when needed. If you want to include annual plants in your flower wall, then it’s a good idea to give them some liquid feed every few weeks in summer.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen living walls becoming one of the hottest trends around, and this is unlikely to change in the near future. But how do you go about keeping living walls at home? If you’re interested in keeping a living wall in your home, then follow some of our advice above. Don’t forget, you can create an attractive focal point using artificial flowers too!

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