Like house walls, garages and prefab garages can be greened partially or fully. Due to the low wall heights and the often very thin walls made of pre-fab concrete panels or sheet metal, a few things should be taken into account when greening these constructions. We address these below. All of the following also applies to double garages, larger garage facilities, public toilet houses (WC buildings), and bus stops. Similar examples can also be found in the sections: Graffiti, Arbours/Gazebos, and Walls.
When greening garages, climbing plants on support systems (cable trellis systems) are at an advantage compared with self-climbing plants, because the walls are often too small for self-climbers without a climbing aid. Vigorous twining plants which want to climb high, such as wisteria, are also not suitable-- unless you take exceptional care and cut them regularly (and use an angled rope system). In any case, plants should be kept away from the roof area or metal sheeting; otherwise, building damage can result.
Horizontal arrays are best suited for garages. However, vertical and angled systems work as well. The vertically oriented arrangements have to be kept shorter, so that the plants don't grow onto or into the roof. Systems 5040 and 8030 are suitable for the long side surfaces, but are then set as a rectangle-form rather than a square. Systems 5030, 8010 and 4040 can also be used or used as models for your own designs. For longer parts of the garage or the back, you can arrange multiple systems from the 6000 category next to one another. Most often, Medium, Easy and Light Kits suffice, but Heavy and Massive styles may be necessary if a greater wall distance is required, e.g. for particularly sensitive roses and grapevine varieties (risk of mildew).
Prefab garages often have thin concrete walls, for which the medium construction style "classic" is used, but modified with the cross mount WM 10081 (developed for just this purpose). It is then sufficient to drill in only about 4 cm deep. 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 mounting). To avoid cracks in the upper wall and corner areas, we suggest expansion-free installation there. More on this topic under "Walls."