Before installing any living wall, it is critical to understand numerous aspects, including vertical surface condition, vertical surface direction, living wall height, sun light intensity, wind speed, and so on. Plants and soils are chosen for each project depending on light conditions, Temperature, humidity, wind speed, PH value, TDS, Soil texture and other factors. Following the collection of all data, Expert decides the plants that are ideal for that specific environment. Plant selection can also be done with the help of specially designed software.
Project cost Estimation
The cost of a project is usually calculated using a BOM (Bill of Material) template and cost may be per square feet wise or a fixed lumpsum amount depends on the type of vertical garden. Post calculation of cost, it’s the time to communicate the project cost with esteemed customers.
Planning of Vertical Garden
Any project involving the installation of a green wall must have proper planning and implementation.Project planning is a discipline that deals with how to finish a project in a specific period, typically with specified stages and resources. During this phase, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is primarily built using all inputs and parameters available.
Vertical Gardening project planning divides the activity into these steps
Design of Vertical Garden
On a larger scale, inspiration is drawn from natural shapes and settings where these types of plants originated, and on a smaller scale, each species is provided a context in which to develop its features, resulting in a one-of-a-kind garden with plenty of substance, surprise, and variation. The strategy for external and interior walls will be different during the design process. Once the plants have been selected, create the blueprints and artistic renderings of the future green wall. The representations will also give an idea of the overall patterns and colours of the completed living artwork. Moreover, maximize the number of species that are best at improving indoor air quality. Special software can be used to simulate the pattern of vertical garden before actual installation.
Installation of Vertical Garden
Installation of Panels: The supporting structures are very important for the construction of vertical gardens and are used depending upon the design of vertical gardens may be exterior or interior. There are different types of supporting structures like PVC panel & Boards, Felt etc. PVC panels which need to be mount on Aluminium frame. It gives an even distribution of panels over the surface and provides mechanical support for the plants as they grow attached to the felt. The entire construction is very light – less than 30kg/m2 including plants. To maintain this weight limitation hybrid soil normally used which is filled with plant growth nutrients.
Installation of Dripping Connection:
The most often used method for any sort of green wall is a drip irrigation system because it is almost impossible to manually water large numbers of plants.Dripping systems might be automated or manual. After drip pipe installation, a hole must be punched in the main line to allow the dripper to be pushed into the main drip line.The design of the green wall and plant category completely determines the number of drippers and their connectivity connections.