How to anticipate and limited land left for parks in your home? The question most often haunting homeowners. The desire to get a green garden and limited land is an issue that can be solved with creativity.
Many steps can be taken to bring the green garden in a limited area. The first article discusses the plants in pots or can also by planting various crops in a single container or also known as the grouping plan. Excellence in container gardens like this are easily moveable. When tired of putting it on the terrace, you can move it into the house.
To create a garden in containers, choose plants that should be easy to maintain, such as succulent plant family. Sanseviera or better known as tongue-in-law is one of the succulent family is beautiful enough to decorate your small garden. This park can you name sanseviera mini garden.
Choose a Little
At least there are more than 60 species of sanseviera. Because the land in a fairly narrow container, then choose sanseviera with small size or dwarf. In general, there are types whose leaves grow sanseviera extends upward and some are short and rounded leaves.
There are 3 variants sanseviera whose leaves are short, which is Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii “, Sansevieria trifasciata’ Silver Hahnii”, and Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii. All three types can be applied in the mini park.
According to the rules of making a mini park, the composition of existing plants must be balanced. That is, low height and color of the plant must be considered. For this mini sanseviera park, you can use this type of Sansevieria trifasciata leaves extends upward like Sansevieria “Bantels Sensation” or Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii.
Getting the Natural Impressions
Mini gardening is almost similar to set the park in general. In addition to arranging the plants, we also need to regulate the use of sand and stone as a sweetening element, so the garden looks more beautiful.
Sand used in the mini park sansiviera as shown in the picture is kind of poor sand and sand Flores. This element serves to give the impression of a natural park, although placed in the container.
In addition to the use of elements of sand and stone, shaped like a container for garden natural stone made from cement and sand mixture.
Well, if you want a hobby farm but a narrow area, you can try to make the park a mini sanseviera.
Care and placement of
Sansiviera treatment plant is not too difficult. Watering is not necessary every day, and enough leaves are sprayed with water. Do not be too much flush with water for these plants are not too fond of water. Too much water it will cause the leaves decompose quickly.
For placement, this park can be placed indoors or outdoors. But this garden is a good idea not exposed to the sun continuously. When exposed to direct sun, over time the leaves will change sanseviera. Green leaves will turn darker. While the yellow leaves will turn slightly pale yellow.
Each building must have a small land can use to make small garden. This small land will largely determine to increase the beauty of your home. Green leaves on trees and rocks black and white eye make surely this is cool and brings its own impressions. Beautiful garden with lush plants and tidy, you can also have. And for that, you can create one yourself.
It’s just that sometimes we do not understand, where to start. Whether buying or setting up the first crop land. Well, a beautiful garden setting, together with gardening in such a way as to establish the actual nature. Display a garden certainly did not depend on the size and extent of the land. When done with care and a mature design, a small garden can beautify the house as a whole. There are various ways to impress a cute little garden and amazing. Having a small garden at home is highly recommended because in addition to beautify the face of the house will also be very good for health and psychological.
Three points to consider in managing the garden are:
First, if we have limited land (narrow) one rule is, do not have the desire to want to move other people into the garden itself. This is because people tend to want to have what has been owned by a neighbor or someone else. Because we have limited land, make a small garden with various species of plants are too small (dwarf) it is to achieve a balanced proportion between the garden with the facade of our house.
Second, what about the direction of sunlight, this will affect the garden lighting conditions with the choice of plants. If the park does not get enough sun, can choose the type of plants that like shade (not too need sunlight). EDAR direction the sun is very important because it affects the photosynthetic process in plants in our garden.
Third, soil conditions and water absorption. To produce a good garden, it needs a fertile soil conditions. Categorized fertile soil if high levels of top soil making it easier to absorb water. For larger cities, usually less fertile soil conditions for the necessary treatment before make park. That is by mixing the soil with manure or compost.
Here are the steps that you can follow to construct the plant and its image.
Plant high / vertical at the very back and the highest land. For example you can choose the type of Pinang (red, green, yellow, pine and others.
Susnan The following is a plant that grows can be arranged. For example crop plants (green or yellow) and other soft-shelled.
The next crop is a type of short plants such as Lili Paris, Sianto or type grasses such as purslane.
Last stacking rocks. If funds allow, mix it with pond water garden. And keep in mind, the combination of plants can be added to the composition of four or five plants.
Importantly, remember the sequence and the high and low plants. Well, happy gardening. Enjoy your small garden.
Characteristic of Japanese gardens are easy care, can be placed in a large yard or limited, inside or outside the room, contemplative (meditation, thinking) as well as the memorable ‘clean’ style park makes it most suitable for modern and minimalist house
tips for making Japanese-style dry garden :
1. Spread coral gray or white, shades a form by hand or a tool such as a comb””(see photo) though more contemplative.
2. Create a mound – a mound that resembles a mountain of soil is then covered the grass, planting thereon bonsai (Japanese garden concept is actually a natural landscape miniature; there are mountains, valleys, rivers / oceans. Please interpret these elements into a dry garden concept, examples; replace the element water with coral rocks, boulders the sharp corners as a cliff).
3. Place large stones (suiseki stone, stone strong character).
Flowering: September to March for the chrysanthemum, from August to October for sedums, from September to December the Virginia creeper.
Our advice: winter chrysanthemums in a cool and bright. Pinch regularly for branching stems. The last pinch, no later than mid-July, will induce flowering. Alignment of cabbage
The summer moves, but the show must go, as in the massive pots.Asters, chrysanthemums, sedums, Skimmia mingle intimatelywith golden foliage, purple or chocolate trees and shrubs of the garden. You will find most of the plants sold in bud or in flower in the garden, in markets and in nurseries. All pots are easy to maintain -just a regular watering - and sometimes last for years with some care. To succeed in the culture pots, always use a rich soil, humus and well drained. In cold climate, protected by a veil of winter flowers during periods of severe frost to make them last. You can, in spring, transplant small shrubs or perennials in a massive garden.
There are many types of landscape lighting equipment to put the light right where you need it. Lighting straight carries a variety of different style of each light type, for every area or task you can think of.
For walkways and driveways:
Path light such as pole lights and hanging path lights
Silhouetting, spot lighting, grazing of textured surfaces:
Spot light, Flood lights, tree or wall-mounted lights
Up-lighting through trees out of a well or pond:
Pond light, submersible underwater light
Lights for a covered patio or gazebo:
Hanging light, hanging planter light
Functional light for decks and patios:
Rail mount, column mount, step lights
Miscellaneous lights for specific functions:
Barbecue light, sculpture lights, birdbaths
CHOOSING YOUR TRANSFORMER
when you have chosen your lights, it’s time to figure out where to put them and how to power them. That’s where a transformer, a bit of sums and a touch of creativity come into
Step 1: Add the total wattage of all fixtures
The transformer must be equal to or higher than the total watts. If you think you may add fixtures to your system in the future, a higher wattage transformer is recommended. Transformers come in a wide variety of wattages from 60-1200 watts.
Step 2: Decide where you want to install the transformer
Be sure to install the transformer near a power source or outlet, and as close to your lights as possible to minimize cable runs.
Step 3: The transformer itself
Transformers vary in style and quality. It’s up to you to choose which one is right for your lighting plan and yard.
An optional photocell for dusk-till-dawn operation and timer are excellent choices, both as an energy-saving measure and as a security precaution if you should leave town.
Most transformers are installed on an outside wall and can be either hardwired or plugged into an outlet.
Now that you’ve decided to install landscape lighting, it’s time to design your layout. With careful planning, you can eliminate any problems that may arise during the installation process.
Step 1: Where do you want to light?
Take a look at your yard at night to decide where more light is needed, then make a detailed sketch of the yard. In deciding what to illuminate, consider your existing outdoors lighting. A good place to start is your walkways and other functional and transitional areas.
For example, while you’re lighting the facade of a house, you very well may illuminate bushes or trees, as well.
Step 3: Pair other professional-looking techniques
There are lots of professional-looking and popular techniques that can create a dramatic and attractive design. Lighting the front of the house has a very impressive effect and can make your house inviting at night, except to unwanted guests.
A facade lawn is an ideal and easy subject for illumination.
Trees and plants can be back-lit to create a silhouetted effect or front-lit to showcase the plant itself. If you have a tall tree, place a light at the base and shine it up through the branches. You can also hide a tree mount fixture and have it shine down on a lawn or garden.
You may consider lighting other objects of interest like a birdbath or bench. It’s generally a good idea to spread your lighting out to create even illumination throughout the yard.
A word of caution: Be careful not to over-light your landscape, since too much light might prove unattractive. The secret is to be creative and light only what you want.
Landscape lighting themes vary wildly, thanks to several manufacturers providing dozens of products. Modern re-interpretations of traditional lantern lights are extremely popular today, while rustic-themed lights lend a natural touch. Classic lighting paves the way with elegance and refinement.
Landscapes of almost any size and shape can be illuminate effectively with low-voltage landscape lighting. This is meant to show you how easy it is to buy and install this custom, yet cost-effective, outdoor lighting solution. With a little creativity and some gardening tools, your yard could be looking good day and night.
We always want to feel secure at home, and landscape lighting provides it in two very important ways.
- The darkness itself could make your home a target for an intruder, and well-lit front and back yards provide greater visual capabilities. An intruder would most likely skip it and move onto a dark home where they are not so visible.
- Lighting helps visitors reach your home safely. Many pathways have uneven pavers or troublesome transition spots from driveway to sidewalk, and provide many opportunities for tripping. Landscape lighting can illuminate problematic areas and protect against potential liability.
Increase the value of your home
Landscape lights adds instant curb appeal and make your landscape vision. You can create dramatic, professional-looking effects through shadows and silhouettes with low-lying bushes, or bounce the light off majestic trees.
Easily and safely installed
Low-voltage landscape lighting does not require an electrician or inspection, and, unlike some other electrical work, is safe to install. If you have passion, plants and a plan (and don’t forget a shovel), this is a rewarding and attainable do-it-yourself project
The flexibility factor
It’s inevitable. Your yard will almost certainly change its look over the years due to décors and trends, as well as growing plants that block light or that BBQ station or hot tub you have your eye on. As your landscape changes, so can your landscape lighting. Whether you decide to expand your yard’s lighting or cut back for a minimalist look, landscape lighting can be easily adjusted to fit your needs.
One of the most popular year-round outdoor home upgrading projects is installing a water garden. The quiet burbling of water is enough to soothe even the most cutthroat Wall Street trader, provide a wonderful wildlife habitat and cut street noise.
While a water garden can transform any backyard environment into one designed for relaxation and innovation, what you do with it can enhance it. Typically, homeowners install a water garden for any of three reasons: to appreciate the sound of a trickling waterfall, raise fish or enjoy aquatic plant life.
There’s a landscaping rule of thumb: If your water garden has a waterfall, you should be able to hear it. So placing it in a location to maximize its benefits is key.
For fish, koi and goldfish are the two most popular choices. Keep in mind that koi eat certain kinds of plants, therefore limiting the amount of plant life you’re able to add to the mix.
Speaking of aquatic plants, there are distinctions between those that are commonly used:
- Floating plants float freely on the water surface
- The leaves of surface plants float on the water’s surface and their roots remain in the soil
- Leaves of submerged or oxygenating plants remain underwater
- Marginal or bog plants prefer their roots and lower parts submerged
Because a water garden’s pumps and filters are constantly subjected to the elements, have your contractor on speed dial. Water gardens require maintenance. As much as you can, avoid installing one directly beneath a tree. Leaves that drop into the water will decay and could harm fish and plants, while clogging pumps and filters. Just be tireless in clearing leaves and debris from the filter.