Nature has many psychological and physical benefits, such as stress relief. There’s a lot of research to back this up. But some of us don’t have a lot of space to bring greenery into our lives. Fortunately, a vertical garden offers you the benefits of nature, and you don’t need a lot of indoor space to enjoy one. Here’s why vertical gardens are so good for you.
1. A Vertical Garden Can Fight Toxins
Your indoor air is filled with toxins. Most of the time, you don’t even realize you’re breathing them in. These can be harmful to your health. Luckily, there are toxin-fighting indoor plants that can clean your air. As a result, your home becomes exactly what it’s supposed to be: your healthy sanctuary.
NASA revealed some of the best plants for purified indoor air. Two of these are:
Peace Lily – This elegant plant removes pollution from the air, such as the carcinogen called benzene. This toxin gets released by paint, tobacco smoke, detergents, and even synthetic fibers.
Golden Pothos – This gold-colored plant is popular in North America and cleans formaldehyde from the air. This toxin is a carcinogen found in building materials and many household products, such as adhesives, glues, and insulation materials.
A great idea for toxin-eliminating plants is to have as many of them as possible. You can turn an old dresser into a large pot for various plants. This is a creative and charming vertical garden that brings indoor plants into your home without any hassle.
2. Green Makes You Feel Good
A wall used to grow herbs and plants can be magical. Having greenery on your wall catches your eye when you walk into a room, and it will make you feel good. It’s like taking a walk outside for a breath of fresh air. It will make you smile, too.
A study published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that poorer people who lived in areas filled with greenery were happier than wealthy people who lived in areas without trees.
You can purchase ready-made lightweight green wall panels that can fill a wall or two with pretty plants. This is easier than having to build your own green wall. An even easier way to maximize vertical space with greenery is to purchase a vertical cement structure with pots attached to it. This can be placed against a wall.
3. Boost Your Focus With a Flowering Vertical Garden
Meditation helps you center yourself. A vertical garden can do the same thing. When you bring beautiful elements of nature into your home, your brain works better. A study mentioned in the Washington Post revealed how this happens.
In the study, students had to complete the same task twice. They were given a short break in-between working to look at images of city buildings and properties covered with flowers. The results found that students did better on the tasks after they looked at the images of nature.
Plants with colorful flowers, such as the orange flowering Maple plant or the Zebra Plant with its bright yellow flowers, are especially beneficial. They help you focus because they’re so eye-catching. Why not store them in small pots on the rungs of a ladder for an interesting take on the vertical garden?
4. You May Also Become More Spiritual
It doesn’t hurt to bring spiritual plants into your home. Lavender is a healing plant as it helps to relax your mind. Even just rubbing lavender flowers onto your temples can relieve stress. You can hang pots filled with lavender and other healing plants in a variety of ways around the home, such as from the ceiling in baskets. This makes them visually appealing while keeping them in reach should you need some TLC.
Looking at nature every day has many benefits to you, such as helping you relax and focus. If you don’t have lots of space for a garden outside, you don’t have to miss out. Creative indoor vertical gardens easily bring the power of nature into your home while making your space look more beautiful.
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