The East Coast (and many other areas) have been hit bad these last few weeks with very harsh winter weather. Research has shown that even a small amount of interaction with nature can promote an improved feeling of cognitive functioning and an overall sense of well-being. So the cure for winter blues may be a simple as interacting with nature.
Growing a living wall garden is the perfect way to beat winter blues, and at the same time brighten up your home. A vertical garden, or a hanging garden made of living plants, is a fantastic way to turn a drab space into a therapeutic winter retreat. Like hanging art in your home, living wall planters can help define and personalize any room, bringing cheer to an otherwise dreary day.
Other benefits of living walls:
Improved Air Quality
It has been scientifically proven that plants can improve air quality. In the late ’80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These same plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. It’s no coincidence that the Amazon rain forest is often referred to as “the lungs of the world.” You can improve the air quality in your own home with a vertical gardening wall filled with living wall planters.
A green wall can turn any dull and boring space into a bright and inviting environment, inviting a sense of well-being. Adding green to your walls through living wall planters can also be a point of main conversation when you have guests over.
Reduced Noise Levels
One of the lesser-known benefits of a green wall, plants absorbs and reflects noise, thus buffering background sound in communal areas such as television and family rooms, or reducing noise pollution from outside noise, such as traffic on busy main roads.
If there’s a room in your home you want to make as peaceful and relaxing as possible, a vertical garden can help achieve this – not to mention adding a general sense of calm and well-being that comes from only from being around greenery! You can also create an outdoor sanctuary with a wall full of living wall planters.