What is a Living Wall?
Cityscapes’ living walls are vertical gardens of plants of different varieties installed into a metal framework which is often mounted on an existing wall. We choose plant varieties based on the available natural and artificial light levels as well as a scheme that complements the space. We are often able to use a wide variety of plants due to supplemental grow lights mounted above the walls in low-light spaces. This allows us to install walls where there is limited or no natural light exposure.
The walls are maintained at least weekly by Cityscapes’ horticulturalists, who do the necessary pruning and water checks. Walls can be watered by hand or use automated irrigation and drainage systems. Horticulturalists pay close attention to how the plants are reacting to the ambient temperature and light level variations that occur over the course of the year. Irrigation timers can be adjusted to a more or less frequent watering schedule based on those factors.
Prior to installation, plants are treated for fungus gnats and other pests. We also acclimate the plants to the light levels in which they will be permanently located whenever possible.
If you are interested in installing a living wall in your space, please fill out this short form and one of our designers will get back to you within 24 hours to set up a time to walk through your space.
Below are some of the walls Cityscapes has designed, installed, currently maintains, or more often… all three.