The Easiest 4-Step Guide to Creating Vertical Gardens Using Arizona Artificial Grass

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on September 1, 2021
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Vertical gardens offer a unique way to beautify a space without taking up precious floor space. They work really with high-quality Arizona artificial grass, because turf doesn’t require much upkeep, is incredibly durable and allows you to customize your garden with different colors and textures.

In this blog, we’ll talk about what vertical gardens are and why you may want one for your own outdoor space. And should you decide to create your own, we also have a quick guide to help you get started!

What is a vertical garden?

Vertical gardens are a new trend in gardening that is booming across the US. These gardens hang from a wall and are a great alternative to ground-level gardens.

You can build them using all sorts of materials, including living plants, Arizona artificial grass, natural stones like lava rock or flagstone and even wood planks for a more rustic look.

What are the benefits of a vertical garden?

    • ● Vertical gardens are fantastic for the environment.

      Specifically, a vertical garden uses a fraction of the water that a traditional garden would. In tandem with artificial grass, which needs no watering, chemical treatments or gas-powered equipment, you get a space that’s not just beautiful, but eco-friendly too!


    • ● They save you a ton of space.

      Since vertical gardens grow up instead of horizontally on the ground, it’s a massive space saver. This is especially helpful for people who live in smaller homes, apartments or urban areas where it’s hard to find a nice piece of green lawn.

      Since vertical gardens grow up instead of horizontally on the ground, it’s a massive space saver. This is especially helpful for people who live in smaller homes, apartments or urban areas where it’s hard to find a nice piece of green lawn.


    • ● Vertical gardens are safer and more accessible than traditional ones.

      For instance, they are great for people with limited mobility or arthritis because they don’t require a lot of bending or kneeling and the plants are at a reachable level.

      Another thing that makes them safe is that they’re hard to reach for curious children and pets. This means that a vertical garden is a great way to keep a pet away from the plants.


    • ● They’re low-maintenance.

      Paired with synthetic grass, vertical gardens are such a breeze to take care of, especially if you choose low-maintenance plants.

      For one, investing in artificial turf installation in Phoenix AZ means you won’t have to take care of the grass at all. In addition, weeds rarely grow on vertical gardens and synthetic grass. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about mud, pests, mowing, watering and everything that caring for a natural lawn and garden entails.


    • ● Adds a sense of privacy to your home.

      A vertical garden is a way to create a sense of privacy in your yard. In addition, plants that grow close together can provide shade from the sun, as well as a sound barrier from outside noise.


Creating Your Own Vertical Garden: Step-By-Step Guide!

Step One: Choose a Location for Your Vertical Garden

This should be a place on your synthetic lawn that gets a lot of sun so you can grow a variety of plants, including vegetables, herbs and flowers. Make sure it’s not too close to a tree or other foliage as this may cast shadows on the ground around your garden, which could cause problems with plants growing in a vertical setting.

Step Two: Create a Simple Frame for Your Vertical Garden Using Artificial Grass and PVC Pipe

The second step in creating a vertical garden is to create a simple frame for your vegetable, herb or flower garden using a PVC pipe and a roll of artificial grass.

A vertical garden needs a sturdy frame to support the weight of a variety of plants, so you’ll need a PVC pipe that is at least four feet tall with a top section cut off on either side. The height will depend on how high your plants are going to be as well as personal preference.

This frame will be a lot stronger if you use a roll of artificial grass to wrap it and then tie the pieces together at the top where they meet with a zip tie. This will create a sturdy structure that is also resistant to erosion due to wind or rain. (Tip: make sure you leave enough room on either side of the frame to attach a pot or other container for your plants.)

Make sure to remove all sharp edges on the bottom of the frame before placing it onto your synthetic lawn to avoid damaging the backing and fibers.

Step Three: Plant Your Vertical Garden

The third step in creating a vertical garden is to plant it with flowers, vegetables and herbs. You’ll need small pots that have holes at the bottom so you can fill it with a good quality potting soil.

This is a list of some plants we highly recommend for your garden:

    • Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers (which need a trellis)


    • Parsley, sage and thyme (they’ll thrive with the minimum amount of water needed to keep them alive)


    • Herbs like basil and oregano


  • Flowers such as zinnias and petunias. These are good for attracting pollinators which is always a benefit in your backyard garden!

Step Four: Watch your vertical garden bloom and enjoy!

Want Your Own Synthetic Lawn? Let’s Talk!

There are so many ways to beautify a residential or commercial synthetic lawn, from growing your dream garden, to adding hardscape like concrete, adorning it with pathways. You can even cover your balcony or roof deck with artificial turf or use it as a synthetic grass carpet indoor!

With so many possibilities, the hardest thing is knowing where to start.

How about a FREE CONSULTATION, on the house?

Call us at 623-412-2200 or tell us about what you have in mind and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

At Sunburst Landscaping, we’re all about helping homeowners like you improve their living spaces— so ask us anything you’d like to know about artificial grass installation in Phoenix!