One of the easiest ways to boost urban greening is to install a climbing plant on a facade.
Here’s one of the techniques you can use to do it yourself.
Remember that while the facade belongs to you, the street is public property!
To be able to install your climber, you need to find out whether such work is permitted in your area and/or what protocols you need to follow to obtain permission.
Then there’s the question of which plant you’re going to install in the front?
If you’re a plant enthusiast, you should know that there are all kinds of climbers.
Naturally, you’ll choose a plant whose roots, environment, care and style match your own.
If you’re a hobbyist and have no idea what to choose.
I invite you to refer to our blog article: the top 5 climbers for facades
Once you have received permission from the local authority to install your climber, and have chosen the right plant, you can get started:
Choosing a location for your climber.
. You can start by finding the place where it will stand out or the place that will enhance your facade.
In doing so, you’ll need to choose a plant that matches the environment.
. You can choose the plant and find the right location for it on your facade.
This is a technique to be used when you know your plants and the environment in which you live well.
Discover your sidewalk
Generally speaking, slabs are fairly easy to lift, but quite heavy, so be careful.
below, you’ll discover the type of soil … often sand and very bad soil.
Put everything in a bag and leave no trace of your work.
Define root needs
The climber you have chosen already has a minimum requirement for its root system.
You can put the pot in the hole to ensure that the depth and width will accommodate the roots.
Next, we advise you to make at least double the space in relation to the pot.
Make sure you have good gloves and go into your hole.
It’s important that you find no holes in your facade, no drains, no rodent paths, … nothing.
Fill the hole
It’s like filling a window box: now you have to fill the hole and install the plant.
If your plant allows, add gravel to the bottom to create a drainage layer.
Then a little potting soil, the plant and cover the whole with potting soil mixed with compost (again: according to your plant’s needs).
Installing wall brackets
The wall-mounted installation guides the plant as it grows, but above all helps it to cling to the facade.
PLAISIR VERT uses stainless steel fasteners and cables for safety and modern design.
You can use bamboo grids or fencing cables, depending on the clinging strength of your climber.
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It’s really important to protect the roots if you want to preserve the plant.
You can choose to build a low wall around the hole, using bricks, wood or other materials.
As long as passers-by don’t step on it and animals don’t use it as a urinal reference.
PLAISIR VERT uses a gravel nest, a gridded plate that allows the desired decoration to be added on top.
It allows water to pass through and creates a streamlined design.
Discover nidgravel® here
Well done! You’re done!
All that’s left is to see if you like the result and to maintain it 1 or 2 times a year.
What can PLAISIR VERT do for you?
If you still need help with the installation or maintenance of a climber, our team is here to help.
During the appraisal visit, you can share your ideas for your project.
You’ll receive ideas for plant selection and installation options.
reference site: Nidaplast
Garder le cap de Plaisir Vert en tant qu’entreprise utile qui démystifie le jardinage et qui permet que chacun profite de son espace vert est une priorité pour moi.
C’est toujours avec émerveillement que je découvre les enseignements du secteur vert où je m’empresse de les partager.
Aventureuse, éclectique, technophile, gourmande, … sont des caractéristiques qui me représentent bien.
Ce qui permet de fortement m’occuper dans la gestion de Plaisir Vert alors que je viens du secteur visuel.