These days, the majority of us live in high-rise buildings or even in average sized landed homes in the city. The luxury of space is not something that most of us can afford and we make do with what is available. At heart, i like gardens, there is just something peaceful about watching branches sway in the wind and even more so if you have the bubbling sound of running water from a pond or water feature in the background.
Just looking at some of the urban gardens designed to fit in small areas is absolutely amazing and just goes to show that a lil thought can get you going a long way. What i like about some of the gardens pictured here is that they seem to be in thick lush settings when in actuality its just a small garden space in what could be a condo or even the backyard of a terrace house.
Choice of plants play an important part not just in setting the overall feel of any garden but is also an important factor for maintenance. Getting a plant that drops leaves frequently would not only mean more work, but also with regards to your gardens overall look such as fallen leaves on your walk way and the patches of yellowing leaves against green young leaves. Be sure to talk to the people running the nursery where you purchase your plants from as they are a wealth of information and would be able to properly advice you on which plant suits your requirements more.
Another important factor sometimes overlooked is the use of proper and well-placed lights to add to the mystique of your garden and create a garden worthy for the setting of “A Midsummer’s Nights Dream”. Garden lights should be more of a tone of soft yellow, placements of the lights and lighting points should be at areas where it lights up features of your garden and at the same time provide visitors illumination to safely navigate through your garden.
It’s important to plot out what you want to do for your garden before embarking on your makeover project. Plan and draw out a rough lay-out including pathways (if for a big space), pond location (if any) and location of large trees, hanging plants, etc… to help you get a rough idea on what you’re after and also help estimate space which you plan to have the plants cover, it will help in deciding on the quantity of plants you need to purchase. If your future planned garden space faces issues about water clogging, make sure you’ve got proper irrigation done. It’s actually not that hard to do and you can find advice from DIY gardening websites.Images were sourced from Home-designing.com. For more images, please Click Here.