Carport Greening

Carports are often covered with greenery because of privacy protection and are often fully greened with quick growing climbing plants like Silver Lace Vine and Hops or - for surfaces opaque all year round - with Ivy. Growing nets or cable systems of FassadenGrün are suitable for the plants guided between the posts, the fastening and choice is shown at examples here. Caution: Wire-cable-growing nets are only conditionally suitable for public areas because of the vandalism risk. More photos under "Pergolas".

Carport covered with ivy on two sides

Greenery along the carport construction

Initially it is useful to green a carport along the supports and horizontal purlins. As written on the columns and pergola pages, annual climbing plants, and Clematis Hybrids as well as roses, grapes, and wild grapes are suited for these projects. The respective wire ropes are arranged as vertical strands as in system 1020 and 1030, or as t-forms or angles (2000 and 3000 category systems).

Mostly light and easy kits from FassadenGrün suffice. However, medium and even heavy kits are often used to enlarged the carports space a little. The space for the car should not be cramped by the greenery. Even massive kits are an option. The choice of attachment complies with the subsurface (often solid wood or square metal pipes).

Greening the roof area

If a carport has an open or transparent roof surface, it can be greened as described on the page "Pergolas". Often the special system 0060 is used.

Greening the side areas

To green the side of a carport, often 5 - 6 horizontal wires are installed. This arrangement is similar to that of a vineyards wire frame or a system 8010. The space between most carport supporting post is 2.5 meters. This is too far apart. The wire rope can not be tensioned correctly and will sag. We recommend an additional vertical wire rope between the supports. It can be installed into the roof or rafter and the horizontal strands are connected to it via cross clamp. These vertical wire ropes can additionally be grounded with a ground anchor. The shoots are woven into the system until the system is opaque.

In public areas, horizontal wires are not recommended, because of the ladder effect (vulnerability to climbing). Arrangements similar to system 7060 are a good alternative there.

Carport Greening
Carport greening with Wisteria on a modified system 7060
Greenery of a carport
Greening a carport with English Ivy.

Examples of greened carports

Here you can see just how diversely a carport can be greened up. Please, click on the photos.

Greening a wooden support with annual morning glories
Greening a carport with grapevines on wire ropes
Carport with wire rope of the basic style (eyelet screw WH 06061) for Honeysuckle
Cable arrangement for wisteria, heavy style with special mounts WM 12XX2
Arrangement in accordance to system 1060 along a crooked roof. Medium kit "Classic". Assembly into rafters with facing.
Wire rope system 5020 for grapevines. Flat arrangement on the back of the carport. Basic style this time with eyelet screws WH 06061.
Embellishment of a carport with different plants and cable systems.
Cable arrangement in accordance to system 60320, massive kit, for climbing roses.
House greening with real Kiwi on a wire rope system 3040.
Under the transparent roof made of plastic, there are wires running through the rafters analogous to system 0060. Fungus-tolerant wine plant species.
Wattle fence greened with Japanese Honeysuckle on a carport
A horizontal wire rope arrangement would be best for this kind of greening.
Grapevines on a modified system 8010, heavy kit with WM 12161. This was chosen for the additional wall distance, and space within the carport. Between each support there is another vertical strand that is fixated with cross clamps.
The same carport greened with wild vines two years later
Modified system 8010, easy kit, wall eyelets, tensioners and cross clamps. As an interweaving aid for English Ivy
The green privacy screen from the Photo before 2 1/2 years later
Metal carport with the modified wire rope system 5050 and Cross mount 10081. Different climbing and creeping plants as privacy screen.
The same wire net as before. The installation of the glued in eyelets, in the concrete elements, is visible.
Modified system 5050. The system was installed into the rafters with eyelet screws. At the bottom the eyelets, WH 08080, were glued into concrete blocks with composite mortar.
Plan drawing for a modified system 7060. The outer ground anchors are installed at a slight angle.
Photo to the drawing from before. A opaque greening with English Ivy. The density of the cables provides the ivy a good hold and quick progress.
Base point of the fan formed system from before. The earth anchor is visible.
Modified system 7060. The wire rope up top, was installed with eye screws WH 07080, and below with ground anchors EA 12800
Greening of a carport with different species. Modified system 7060