Carports are often covered with greenery for privacy protection and are usually fully greened with quick-growing climbing plants like silver lace vine and hops, or - for an opaque greening all year round - with ivy. Trellis wire nets or cable systems from FassadenGrün are suitable for guiding the plants between the posts; selection of plants and their attachment are shown here using examples. Caution: wire-cable-trellis nets are only conditionally suitable for public areas because of the vandalism risk (temptation for people to climb). More photos under "pergolas."
At first, it is a good idea to green a carport along the supports and horizontal purlins. As described in the sections on columns and pergolas-- annual climbing plants and clematis hybrids, as well as roses, grapes, and wild (fruitless) grapevines are suited for these projects. The necessary wire ropes are arranged as vertical strands as in system 1020 and 1030, or as T-shapes or angles (2000 and 3000 category systems).
Light and easy kits from FassadenGrün usually suffice, but medium and even heavy kits are often used to make the carport wider on the inside. Even massive kits are an option, but in any case, the space for the vehicle should not be restricted by the greenery. The choice of a fixture depends on the wall type (often solid wood or square metal pipes).
To green the side of a carport, 5 - 6 horizontal wires are usually installed. This arrangement is similar to that of a vineyard wire frame or a system 8010. The space between most carport supporting posts is 2.5 metres. This is too far apart. The wire rope can not be tensioned correctly and will sag. Therefore, we recommend an additional vertical wire rope (a "hanger") in the middle between the supports from above, i.e. a wire rope fastened into the roof or rafter with an eye bolt and a rope clamp, where the horizontal strands will be connected to it via a cross clamp. Alternatively, these vertical wire ropes can be fastened at the bottom with a ground anchor. The plant shoots are then guided and braided into the system until a thick, opaque carport vegetation is created.
In public areas, horizontal ropes are not recommended, because of the ladder effect (easy climbing access for potential vandals or children). Arrangements similar to system 7060 are a good alternative there.