The LiveWall System…
…is a hybrid of architectural design, engineering, and horticulture—bringing together the best of aesthetics, physical and functional attributes, and a biological environment for plant material to thrive. LiveWall applies horticultural know how, common sense and the latest technology to provide a unique, attractive, sustainable living wall, at a reasonable cost – all of this in a vertical garden design that can be mounted on outside walls to stand up to wind and driving rain. LiveWall has also developed a system specifically for use inside buildings. LiveWall Indoor is a drip-free, water-efficient living wall which addresses the unique needs of tropical plants.
LiveWall® is designed to…
…accommodate a broad range of plants; sun and shade loving perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, medicinal and tropical plants. You will have gardens that grow on walls.
- Easy to plant.
- Easy to reinvent seasonally with different species.
- Available fully grown for virtually guaranteed success.
- Effective in all climates, and for indoor applications.
- Attractive even during the dormant season.
- Easy to design.
- Easy to install.
- Easy to water, fertilize and maintain.
LiveWall allows for…
- Unrestricted design creativity.
- No soil erosion.
- Sustainable nutrient dispersal
- Good Air-flow, behind the system
- Optimum LEED points.
Why Living Walls?
Planted living walls, first and foremost, are beautiful. These vertical gardens are also excellent at reducing energy consumption, cooling their surroundings, creating habitat and providing social benefits, peace, tranquility, respite and inspiration. Plant wall use can even extend to the interior of the building where they help to purify air and create a peaceful, stress-relieving environment.
Let’s look at these environmental contributions to physical health and mental health in detail:
A green living wall improves air quality by reducing dust and particulates and promotes carbon reduction in the atmosphere by helping to reduce the amount of heat lost from your home or workplace. Through the natural process of evapotranspiration, your living wall plants also release water vapor that cools the air in summer and restores healthful moisture to heated spaces in winter.
The net effect may be a reduction of allergies from particulate reduction and improved resistance to cold, flu and itchiness thanks to hydrating the membranes and tissues of the nose, mouth, ears and eyes.
Mental Health and Wellness
If you live or work in a densely populated setting, access to green spaces helps to reduce the stresses of crowding and noise. Many social scientists believe that living walls reduce anxiety and anger in individuals, families and teams. People respond to the challenge of work and living in a civil, productive manner, facilitating both the brainstorming the solutions to problems and then achieving consensus and effective teamwork in solving those problems.
Living walls provide an attractive yet varied year-round appearance with seasonal colors, growth, flowers and scents to make any space more appealing. One does not get tired of a room and repaint it or change wallpaper. No dirty smudges appear on walls that must be washed off, leaving unpleasant odors of cleansers and disinfectants.
In addition to a stable and more productive workforce, or happier family, living walls have demonstrated the potential to increase residential and commercial property values significantly. They help to create a positive perception for prospective purchasers of property. Vertical gardens warm up newly built homes and buildings and deliver immediate radiance and charm. Further, they can improve the environmental performance of buildings and therefore the economic performance through reducing heating and cooling costs. A planted, green living wall adds thickness to walls for improved thermal insulation. When planned by a professional designer or architect, living walls can significant reduce the cooling and heating costs of any structure.