Is Your Business a Perfect Fit For a Living Wall?
As industry leaders in biophilic design and sustainable solutions, we bring our expertise to guide you through determining if your workspace is ready for a living wall.
In today's hypercompetitive corporate world, creating an environment that fosters well-being, productivity, and sustainability is paramount. According to studies by Green Plants for Green Buildings, employees who work in environments with biophilic design are 15% more productive. This research highlights the tangible benefits that organizations can unlock by embracing the power of nature.
Living walls, also known as green walls, have emerged as a powerful tool to enhance office spaces, providing a perfect blend of nature and innovation. Our team of experts are here to help you evaluate the feasibility and potential of incorporating a living wall in your workspace.
Factors to consider before installing a living wall in your workplace
Enhancing your work environment with a living wall is an easy and hassle-free process, especially with Natura as your partner. However, it's essential to take a few key factors into consideration to ensure seamless integration.
1. Available Space
Assess the available space in your business and consider if it can accommodate a living wall without hindering the functionality of the area. A well-planned evaluation will help ensure that the living wall enhances the space without causing any disruptions.
2. Structural Integrity
Ensure that the structure of your building or wall can support the weight of the living wall system. Our experienced team can conduct structural assessments and provide guidance on the installation process, ensuring the safety and longevity of the living wall. In cases where the structural integrity is inadequate, we also offer living wall divider options as an alternative solution.
3. Sunlight Availability
Evaluate the amount of sunlight the potential area receives. Adequate sunlight is essential for the healthy growth of plants in the living wall. Observe the area throughout the day to understand the patterns of sunlight and shade it experiences. Different plant species have varying sunlight requirements, so knowing the sunlight availability will help you select the most suitable plants for the living wall.
4. Watering and Drainage
Proper watering and drainage are crucial for a successful living wall. Consider our automated irrigation systems to maintain healthy plants and prevent water-related issues. We will regularly monitor and make adjustments if necessary to ensure the longevity and vitality of the living wall.
5. Maintenance and Care
Once your living wall is installed, ongoing maintenance and care are essential to ensure its longevity and beauty. We offer comprehensive maintenance services, including fertilizing and free plant replacements when necessary, allowing you to focus on your business while ensuring your living wall remains in excellent condition.
6. Business Goals and Budget
Clearly define the objectives you want to achieve through the living wall, such as improving aesthetics, promoting a sustainable image, or enhancing the working environment for employees.
Once the objectives are clear, it’s important to engage with our sales representatives who can provide expert guidance and detailed pricing information. Balancing your business goals with a well-structured budget will ensure a successful living wall project that works with your overall business strategy.
Maintenance of Living Walls
Far too often, businesses invest in a living wall system that looks great initially but quickly deteriorates due to a lack of maintenance. Professional interiorscaping maintenance is essential to ensure the living walls continued beauty and functionality. Experienced professionals, like Natura, can monitor plant health, manage irrigation and nutrients, perform pruning, and maintain aesthetics. By investing in professional maintenance, you ensure that your living wall remains beautiful, functional, and a source of pride for your business. Discover more about living wall maintenance in our blog: Simple ways to sustain your living walls for longer.
Living walls are not only a significant financial investment but also a gateway to numerous benefits and enhanced employee productivity in the workplace. When you're ready to embark on your living wall project, Natura is here to provide assistance every step of the way. Download our green wall slide deck where you’ll find everything you need to know about what it takes to design, install, and maintain a living wall in your environment.