5 Ideas for a Vertical Garden

This new trend in gardening makes growing plants easy. By Katherine Lopez

Growing a garden can both be satisfying and therapeutic. Imagine the joy you will experience every time you see your pots of plants, herbs and flowers blooming beautifully in your own patch of green. Gardening can also be a way to relieve stress and devote your time to something worthwhile.

At Hillcrest Estates in NUVALI, Laguna, you can live a laidback lifestyle amidst generous green spaces. The house and lot packages, measuring mostly 200 sqm and above in lot area, provides enough outdoor space for the residents’ leisure activities. You can create your own garden, for example. You can go the modern route and build a vertical garden even. Here are some ideas:

1. Add an industrial touch by using a metal grid.

A metal grid makes it easy for you to hang plants. You can mount small cans or even recycled plastic bottles as pots onto the S-hooks, and then hang the hooks on the metal grid.

If you want your vertical garden to have a soft and idyllic look, you can use baskets instead of cans. You can mount this type of vertical garden on your porch to create a fresh, nature-inspired entrance.

For vertical gardens, you can go industrial using a metal grid (left) or make it more country using wood as a vertical planter (right)

2. Make your own vertical planter using scraps of wood.

You can repurpose an old mail organizer and make it a vertical planter. If you don’t have a lot of space on which you can mount your vertical garden, this trick can work. Just remember to drill holes underneath your makeshift planters to act as drains.

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3. Go minimalist with a hydroponic garden.

Hydroponic gardening uses water instead of soil, so you don’t need pots when creating one. If you want a clean and minimalist look, you can consider building a vertical hydroponic garden. You can check out Hydroponics Garden Supply in Cabuyao, Laguna to get the tools that you need.

4. Mix different kinds of plants.

If you have tall walls or fences, this is the right type of vertical garden for you. You can mix herbs, ornamental plants, or vines, as long as the space permits. You can even replicate this type of garden on your roof. This way, you can use rainwater for your plants, letting you live an eco-friendly, waste-free lifestyle.

5. Repurpose a wall pocket organizer into a vertical planter.

Do you have wall-hung shoe organizers that you no longer use? Use them in your vertical garden. This way, you no longer have to buy pots or make planters out of old cans. You can attach your pocket-organizers-turned-planters to a steel or wooden frame to make it sturdy. Also, you can easily move your vertical garden from one spot to another with this simple hack.

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Live a quiet yet convenient suburban lifestyle at Hillcrest Estates NUVALI. This residential community that measures 20.1 hectares has everything you are looking for. There’s the Greenpark, an open, pedestrian-friendly space that leads you to the different amenities. Morning jogs and afternoon walks are made more rejuvenating at the Hillcrest Drive, a one-kilometer tree-lined road that is linked to the community. The development is also teeming with landscaped parks. And each house has generous lot area that you can convert into a garden.

Leave the busy city life. Hillcrest Estates NUVALI is the perfect place for you and your family to live and grow in. Click here for more information.