The home garden is one of the most important places that you should take care of, as it has now become a complement to the needs of the house. Taking care of it is an art that shows your taste, and it is a small oasis to spend the time when the family gathers for tea and coffee or dinner among the flowers and greenery.
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Ideas and touches
Garden coordinator Nisreen Mezher – to Al Jazeera Net – talks about the existence of several ideas that can be chosen for many designs for large or small home gardens with elegant and distinctive touches, while maintaining privacy.
The garden can be divided into two sides: one for walking, playing, exercising, designing outdoor sessions for eating and meeting with family and friends, and the other side can be made a botanical masterpiece in which the favorite types of flowers and plants that cause psychological comfort and are in line with the decor used in the home.
And you can take advantage of the medium space available to design the garden to be a combination between a swimming pool and a green space that helps in obtaining a diverse design that combines enjoying water and green space, for walking, jogging, exercising, designing sessions and barbecues, as well as the swimming pool, it will ensure a touch of sophistication and provide irreplaceable moments of relaxation with family and friends .
The amazement of strange plants
Your use of exotic trees and unusual plants in themselves is a distinctive way in designing gardens, in addition to the use of art and taste in the way of coordinating exotic trees and plants, as it causes surprise and admiration because it gives a model of a garden vibrant with beauty, good taste and complete elements.
rocks for a better look
There is an elegant and intricately designed design for a fun relaxing session and a children’s play area and family activities.
A garden can be obtained, and give a better view of the entrance to the house and the front yard, through some colored rocks and tiles, and some roses, with a division that ensures visual balance.
And the addition of iron chains to the garden, in this design, is a distinctive, unique and innovative touch.
Steps to identify plants
Mezher explains that it is possible to grow vegetables and fruits suitable for family consumption, or beautiful roses with cheerful colors, in easy, convenient and inexpensive steps in your small home garden.
You can determine the type of plants you prefer to grow in the home garden, as you can focus on fruits such as grapes, vegetables or herbs that the family enjoys a lot.
Locating the garden: Most fruits and vegetables need full sun to fruit, herbs and root vegetables grow in partial shade, and you should think about finding a suitable space in this garden to stand, pick and water the plants.
Design planning: Once the desired location in the garden is known, the type and size of the garden, and how the plants are to be placed, are decided.
Choose planting tools carefully: You should not use weak tools for gardening, and do not buy cheap plastic tools, as you should get real metal tools suitable to reduce the risk of injury.
Soil testing: The soil type, acidity and nutrient content are supposed to be known. Some of these characteristics can be determined just by looking at the soil, and some may require home or laboratory tests.
Soil Preparation: Most plants prefer fertile, deep soil rich in organic matter, and plant roots need good soil to produce good vegetables and fruits.
Choosing suitable seeds and seedlings: To grow certain varieties, you may need to grow them from seeds, and some from seedlings.
Plant carefully: Most seed packets and planting containers come with basic planting instructions.
Take care of the garden: A rule of thumb for watering is that plants need about an inch of water per week during the growing season, and always check the soil before watering, as soil that is too wet can cause seeds and roots to rot.
Diversifying the shapes and sizes of plants: You must rely on diversification by choosing the shapes and sizes of plants, and choosing colorful plants and flowers that give the garden the most beautiful views, and aromatic plants, while staying away from thorny plants so that children avoid harm.
The garden coordinator added that a variety of lighting applications should be used to give a charming touch to every corner of the garden, such as using floor lamps or wall lamps (suspended lighting), taking into account the harmonization and harmony between them.
Beautiful atmosphere fun
Mezher stresses that the garden is the outdoor spot in the house to which you escape to feel relaxed, calm, recreation and relaxation away from the noise and busyness of life, and to meet with friends and loved ones and share with them the joy of the beautiful atmosphere or special occasions.