Atlantis Water Management demonstrates how to incorporate Gro-Wall vertical gardens on From the Ground Up
Atlantis Water Management is a proud supporter of Chanel 10's 'From the Ground Up' and has worked hard to continually develop their Gro-Wall vertical garden system.
Together with TGS Landscape Architects and Cool Water Landscapes, Atlantis was offered the unique opportunity to show how four couples building new homes on Sydney's Central Coast could incorporate Gro-Wall vertical garden planters into the every day home environment.
Two vertical green walls were constructed by Cool Water Landscapes and cleverly designed by TGS Landscape Architects to show how modern, and often space deprived, houses can easily and affordably take advantage of this previously unthought-of vertical landscape.
The four contestants from ‘The Ground Up’ helped to build an extremely useful vegetable garden and an under veranda screen which were then expertly finished off by the Cool Water Landscapes team. These two gardens were successful and showed the ease of installation and the versatility that Gro-Wall modular vertical gardens could have in the home.
Vertical garden planters not only look great but they also have some fantastic benefits.
Gro-Wall as a thermal insulator
Earth covered and vegetated walls have long been used for their benefits as a thermal insulator. With rising energy costs now is a good time to invest in a design solution that can keep the winter warmth in and the summer heat out
Gro-Wall as an air purifier
Internally, Gro-Wall vertical gardens can help reduce the harmful VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) that are released from many plastics and formaldehyde products that are commonly found in homes. Some plants absorb these harmful chemicals by using them to assist in the creation of proteins that the plants then use as food to grow.
Gro-Wall as a perfect space saving garden idea
Vertical gardens are a great addition to balconies and inner city courtyards and will provide much desired green space. They can also be designed to suit almost any application.
The potential of Atlantis’s Gro-Wall vertical gardens is endless and as another green cities product, it is only limited by one’s imagination.
The episodes of From the Ground Up were aired on the 1st and 8th of January 2011.