Garages and prefab garages can be greened partially or fully like house walls. Due to the low wall heights and the often very thin walls made of ready-made concrete or sheet metal, greening must take some things into account such as these following examples. All of the following statements also apply to double garages, larger garage facilities, toilet houses and substations. Similar examples on the pages graffiti, arbours and walls.
Climbing plants on support systems are at an advantage compared to the self climbing plants, due to the fact that the walls are usually to small. Vigorous twining plants such as wisteria, are also not suited for these objects, unless you cut and care for them exceptionally. In any case, plants should not be allowed to grow up to the roof area, otherwise they may cause damage.
Horizontal arrays are best suited for garages. However, vertical and angled systems work as well. The vertical orientated arrangements have to be kept short, so that the plants don't grow onto or into the roof. Systems 5040 and 8030 in a more rectangular arrangement, are suited for the larger side walls of garages. Also usable are systems 5030, 8010 and 4040. For longer parts of the garage or the back, you can arrange multiple system from the 6000 category next to one another. Most often medium, basic and light kits suffice, however, heavy and massive styles may be necessary for more wall distance, especially for fragile roses and grapevines (mildew).
Prefab garages often thin concrete walls, for which we have the medium construction style "Classic", however, modified with the cross mount WM 10081, which were developed for just this purpose. You only have to drill in 4 cm. When ordering, simply state that you want this modification, and we will send you WM 10081 instead of the standard WH 10151 - without price increase. Sometimes "exposed masonry" is used for garages. Please note the indications for the specific situation. If the garages are made of sheet metal, you can drill through the sheet, and if it is sturdy enough, thread a bolt or mount with metric thread through the hole and lock it with a nut from the inside (Through hole fastening). To avoid cracks in the upper wall areas and corner areas, we suggest expansion free installation in those areas. More on the topic under Walls.