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".
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).
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.
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.