Free-standing walls, wall panels, retaining walls etc. do lend themselves to wall greening! Object greening, however, requires tackling it a little differently than the classic "building greening" as such. This begins with the question of whether the wall coping is greened or not, and whether the green up shall be overhanging. On this page, we show examples for the greening of walls, beginning with historical garden walls up to modern, and noise barriers supports. You can find supplementary information also under supporting walls as well as dry walls and gabion.
Often at walls 'self clinging climbers' are set like Boston Ivy and English Ivy, with which climbing assistance is unnecessary. The wall crest must deflect all precipitation, so that no water from above can penetrate. All joints should be closed, so that the impulses of the plants mentioned cannot penetrate there. Climbing Hydrangea and climbing Spindle are also suitable and less "aggressive".
This is the classic type of the wall greening! Many plants love the stored warmth of a protective wall in cooler areas of Central Europe. In this sense, walls were already earlier profitably planted with trellis fruit. As in the time of Baroque, even wall gardens were laid out extra with "Talut Walls" to produce trellis fruits. Horizontal wires were used next to wooden trellises - the system 8010 arose out of such constructions.
Growing structures are required for almost all plants apart from Ivy and Boston Ivy. The cable systems of FassadenGrün also cover application cases to walls, e.g. with the ribbon-like basic forms 8010 and 8020. When necessary, several cable systems are grouped next to each other.
When fixating in natural stone masonry or brick, keep a 20 cm distance to the edges to prevent cracking. More details are on the instruction card 'drilling work for climbing assistance'. Even in the scope of 25 – 40 cm on such walls, mounting should be done 'expansion pessure-free', so no dowels. Instead, use mortar.
Such walls - most made of concrete or concrete precast segments - are able to be greened well because the attachment of growing aids is simpler than for historical walls. This concerns both the very stable margin areas and the missing joints which cause problems for old walls from time to time. On high noise barriers an extensive greening is often demanded on these components for a more tolerable view or town landscape. It is always necessary to find an optimum between all requirements. When all factors like a fast wall growth coverage, evergreen vegetation growth, low human care , low water requirement, cheap growing aid (or none at all) cannot be reconciled, there are priorities to be met. The planting then is influenced by these factors. There are even scientific studies and long-term tests for the object greening of soundproofing walls. Please note the information under supporting walls as well as dry walls and Gabion.