Let's face it! Standard landscapes can be boring. Builders use the same required plants and trees for each lot in the neighborhood and all of a sudden everyone's landscape looks exactly the same. You can think outside the box and have your landscape stand out from your neighbors by adding unique professional designs.
We decided to add a vertical green wall to the side of our home to "dress" it up a bit. Green walls are very popular in the commercial industry. Architects are required to incorporate sustainability in their designs and why not use these similar ideas on a scaled down version for your own home?
Green walls can help to cool the outside wall surface of your home (especially on southern and western exposures) and are just as beneficial in shading benefit as large shade trees. Residential green wall systems are a simple way to add vertical vegetation and can be installed with some basic tools.
This is the photo of the side of our home before the installation.