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When it comes to making an impression in a reception area or office, many companies are considering whether or not to install a living wall into the space. Living walls are not only eye catching, but they are great for the air quality in the space too.

However, they shouldn’t be something that you choose in a rush. Just like any other purchase, it is important that you consider some of the key points of having a living wall. Rod Turner of Aztec makes these key points:

It is great for limited spaces

If you are short on space, then chances are that you will want to make the most of the room that you have. As living walls, or green walls as they are often known, are vertical, they don’t take up too much of the precious space that you have, but still manage to create an awesome impact!

They are not suitable for all plants

As there isn’t a whole lot of room in a living wall, you will need to pick plants that don’t need too much room to grow. Larger plants are often heavier too, which means that you need to go for a lighter plant that can be supported.

They keep the air clean

Plants are known to make the air cleaner and better for humans. As green walls offer up an assortment of plants, they are able to really boost the air around us and make sure that we all feel healthier when we breathe it in.

They can dry out quickly

You need to really think about the location of your living wall. If they are in the direct sunshine then they may end up drying out, which can not only weaken, but kill those plants that you have worked so hard to grow. Try to place them in shady areas, as this means that they will be able to stay moist, but still get the sunshine that they need!

Whilst they can seem much costlier than having a few plant pots spread around your office, living walls are a great investment. Not only do they give a boost to your staff, but they make sure that your customers see you as a professional and eco friendly place to do business too!

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