Each of us needs an oasis – a place of rest and relaxation. It is best if it is in harmony with nature, so that the proximity of nature brings relief from concrete walls and street noise. Do we have to travel to the end of the world to find such a paradise? No, it’s enough to arrange it ourselves. What are we talking about? Of course, about the garden.
A garden, i.e. green lungs for household members, where you can relax, and also a meeting place. The garden can perform many different functions, which is why it is so important that the garden design takes into account its various faces.
Do it yourself or with a professional?
Designing this charming, green corner is not easy, because you have to take into account many different issues, such as: sun exposure, soil type, soil moisture.
It all matters in the context of the appropriate selection of plants that are to satisfy our aesthetic taste. For this to happen, the species and varieties that make a good neighborhood must be juxtaposed. Garden designs are created with the idea that the garden will serve in perfect condition for years and at the same time do not require too much work every day. There is no place for chance and chaos here. An appropriate garden design must also take into account all the needs of the household members and their financial capabilities.
You can use the help of professional designers, which saves a lot of time and nerves, but you have to take into account the additional expense. The price of a garden design depends on the size of the garden and its location.
If we want to start working in the garden quickly, the best idea will be to use the help of professionals. Likewise, when we do not feel very strong enough to cope with such a task. Design errors can turn out to be quite costly.
Step 1 – recognizing your needs and dividing the garden space into zones
All household members should be involved in this stage. The point is for everyone to express their expectations regarding the appearance of the garden and its functions. After all, this area can have a variety of purposes, and in the event of conflicting opinions, you have to somehow find a golden mean. Most often, gardens are divided into zones such as:
activity and fun zone
economic and utility zone
Many people primarily appreciate the leisure function of the garden. For them, it will be a place of relaxation, a kind of escape from the noise and hustle and bustle of the city and life in a hurry. Such a green oasis is supposed to calm down, allow full contact with nature and at the same time protect against prying eyes of neighbors and passers-by.
A family with children must take into account the needs of their loved ones and think about creating a place for physical activity for them. The little ones will be pleased with the playground.
Some people above all want to emphasize the representative function of the garden. For them, this place must express prestige.
Step 2 – choosing the right plants
It must be remembered that it is not always possible to implement all plans in this aspect. Plants have specific requirements for soil or sunlight, and not necessarily all of them we like them they will prove themselves in our garden. It is a bit of an art of compromise, but what matters is the end result and the appearance of the garden not only in a year, but also in twenty years.
Step 3 – small architecture
Elements of small architecture should be neatly integrated into the garden space. On the one hand, they will be eye-catching, and on the other hand, they have practical functions. The garden gazebo will not only provide shade, but also create a charming and pleasant place to relax or organize a party.
A body of water will also be fantastic to harmonize with the vegetation. Many people decide to have a pond in the garden, preferably in irregular shapes. Even in a small garden, there is sure to be a place for a small but beautiful fountain, and it is worth placing a bench next to it, or possibly a decorative statue.
A brick grill with a smokehouse will also work in large gardens, where you can prepare delicacies for evening feasts. Wooden pergolas, trellises and trusses overgrown with vegetation look interesting.
Therefore, let’s not be afraid to use the help of a professional in designing a garden space according to our preferences and style. It is a place of our relaxation and rest, so we should feel really comfortable in it.
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Meet the most popular flowers of sunny summer and fall in love with the holiday garden. July is the first month of vacation. This month, we rarely plant new flowers in the garden. In July, many annual and biennial plants, bulbous and bulbous plants, perennials, shrubs, creepers and trees bloom. This is a great time to admire their flowers. Below is a list of the most popular flowering plants in July.
Annual plants blooming in July
Begonia flowering (Begonia semperflorens)
Black damson (Nigella damascena)
California Eszolcja (Eschcholtzia californica)
Cape Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
Castor oil plant (Ricinus communis)
Chaffwort (Limonium sinuatum)
Charming Nemesis (Nemesia strumosa)
Chinese aster (Callistephus chinensis)
Chinese carnation (Dianthus chinensis)
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Crested Celosia (Celosia argentea cristata)
Crested Tit (Brachycome iberdifolia)
Double feathery cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Dwarf Flame (Phlox drummondii)
Elegant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Feathered Celosia (Celosia argentea plumosa)
Fragrant peas (Lathyrus odoratus)
Freak jalapa (Mirabilis jalapa)
Garden verbena (Verbena x hybrida)
Impatiens balsamina (Impatiens balsamina)
Impatiens walleriana (Impetiens walleriana)
Kleome thorny (Cleome spinosa)
Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Mexican Marinade (Ageratum houstonianum)
Nasturtium (Trapaeoulum cultorum)
New Guinea Impatiens (Impatiens New Guinea)
Orange dimorphote (Dimorphoteca aurantiaca)
Pendent Scarlet (Amaranthus caudatus)
Poppy seed (Papavear somniferum)
Portulaca grandiflora (Portulaca grandiflora)
Purple Wolf (Ipomea purpurea)
Sea-lionfish (Lobularia maritima)
Shining Sage (Salvia splendens)
Shiny Gazania (Gazania splendens)
Sinus dimorphote (Dimorphotheca aurantiaca)
Snapdragon, snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Tagetes erecta (Tagetes erecta)
Tagetes patella (Tagetes patula)
Winged tobacco (Nicotiana alata)
Biennial plants blooming in July
Bearded Carnation (Dianthus barbatus)
Common Lakeland (Cheiranthus cheirii)
Mallow, Marshmallow (Althea rosea)
Mullein (Verbascum x hybridum)
Purple Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
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The garden in the summer becomes our private oasis, a break from hot weather, so troublesome especially in cities. It is also a substitute for holidays for those who cannot go anywhere. We can also spend a nice vacation in our own garden. During the day, bask in the sun or read in the shade of trees surrounded by intoxicating scents of blooming shrubs and summer flowers, and spend the evening with friends at a dinner prepared in the summer kitchen. Unfortunately, the owner of the garden can not only laze in it. We present a list of garden works that we cannot forget despite summer laziness.
Work in the garden is determined by the rhythm of nature. You must watch her carefully and adapt to the conditions she dictates. Check what works should be done in the garden from June to July.
June – gardening
Ornamental trees and shrubs. Many shrubs can be propagated from cuttings (e.g. cinquefoils, spirea, honeysuckles and forsythia). The release of a large number of young growths significantly weakened the conifers, which is why they should be re-fed with compound fertilizer for this group of plants. This will prevent yellowing of needles and scales.
At the beginning of the month, it is worth feeding trees and shrubs with nitrogen fertilizer for the second time, because right now fruit buds for this year and flower buds for the next season are being formed. In the second half of the month, you can trim hedges. Cutting should shorten this year’s growth by about 2/3 of the length of the shoots.
Flowers in the garden. When the tulip leaves dry, we dig up the onions and dry for a few days in a shady but airy place. Then we clean and store them in a dry room until September. We sow biennial species: forget-me-nots, pansies, daisies, mallow and others that we want to have next year. We place the seeds in containers with soil, or we sow directly into the ground.
Lawn. The frequency of mowing should be adapted to the type of lawn, but it should be remembered that during periods of drought it is better to refrain from cutting the grass.
July – gardening
Decorative deciduous trees and shrubs. If we want to plant some new plants, we must choose those sold in containers, because only they will be well received at this time. However, let’s not let it grow in hot weather, because plants slow down life processes considerably, which is not conducive to creating new roots. We must watch the rose leaves very carefully, because in hot and dry weather they are attacked by various pests, and in rainy weather by fungal diseases. At the end of the month, we supply plants with compound fertilizer for the last time.
Conifers. If the plants turn yellow, you need to check that they have not been controlled by spider mites or fungal diseases. If they are healthy, there is a presumption that the medium is not acidic enough. Perennials. You can still divide and replant some of the perennials (those that do not bloom at the moment), but it is worth doing on cloudy days or cover transplanted plants with agrotextile or jute.
Fruit trees and shrubs. To make late apple varieties have nice large fruit, it is worth thinning their buds in the first days of July. Branches that have produced especially a lot of them must be supported so that they do not break under the weight.
Biennial and annual flowers. We regularly remove faded inflorescences and fertilize plants at least once a month with a multi-component mixture solution so that they bloom as abundantly and as long as possible.
Lawn. We mow the turf every week, and water it every day in case of drought.
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