How to think and design small gardens
Often the underdeveloped spaces are underestimated, but one has to know that even a small space has its potential: the secret is to make it look bigger than it is and know how to harmonize green and colored presentations. Prospect games, proportions, tinted colors and contrasts will help widen your visuals and make a pleasant sense of well-being.
First of all, it is important to plan plants well, even small ones: it is crucial that they have the space to grow and develop in their essence. You can also physically design small gardens with a network or other cinematic systems to make it pleasing and full of sight.
Small gardens: typologies and plants
There is a choice of different types of garden structuring from the classical ones exposed to the sun, characterized by plants, flowers and shrubs, to the most diverse typologies, depending on the characteristics of the soil and the location. In the event that the soil is not exposed to the sun or shade, it is possible to create shaded gardens: ideals for such realizations are, for example, hydrangea, begonia, geraniums and the beautiful anemone.
If there is the possibility of inserting a water mirror you can create a water garden: in this way, on the edges and on the mainland we will have blooms and blasts of colors while splendid water lilies carry the double function, aesthetic and filtering and water purification, making the whole natural and intimate. It is also possible to create small decorative flower beds with white or colored rocks.
Decorate small gardens
When we are forced to deal with small gardens the trick is to enhance every corner and create a perspective game. Not just with the plants, which will have to be carefully arranged, to give depth to the environment, but also with the furnishings. By choosing the right accessories, even the smallest of the gardens can be extremely comfortable. A high table matched with a stool, a folding bench with a backrest, for example, may be our case. Just in fact to create a living space. A reclining umbrella next to a sun lounger, and the game is done. The solutions, even turnkey, are also lacking. Ikea dedicates, for example, a series of ad hoc furnishings for small green spaces. In the photo room, taken outside a cabinet, you notice furniture from the small size. The coffee table measures just 80x62cm. Instead of the deck chair, a smaller, smaller, 53x99cm beach was fitted, and a small reclining umbrella. The Socker pots, in line with the country atmosphere, give a touch of personality and, if necessary, they can be placed in one another. Just enough to furnish a very enjoyable little garden.
Make a small garden
It would seem easier to say than to do, however, with the right moves the creation of small gardens can turn out to be a fun game. Without having to give up plants or decorations, but carefully selecting each element. A first step is the study of space through the creation of a small map on which we will ideally set up our plants on the ground and in the pot as well as our furnishings, tables, benches or fountains. It will be important to keep in mind the periodicity of flowering so that you have at least one or two flowered plants for each season. We will have to pay special attention to the colors of the flowers. If space is narrower, opt for less decisive shades. A rule that applies also to evergreens. Creating a perimeter could help to give depth to space, provided it is the right size. Another trick to creating a relaxing environment is to insert a small continuous jet fountain that will attract birds and butterflies. Finally, if the space is really very small we will be able to exploit the verticality by inserting columns and spallers onto which to bush shrubs in order to obtain some privacy. It will be important to use only small bowls, perhaps with falling flowers, while avoiding large objects and decorations. The smaller the space, the more attention will be devoted to the harmony of each element with the whole. In photo gardens set up by Leroy Merlin.
Small home gardens
They can be aquatic, rocky, wall-hanging or fruity. There is no limit to fantasy whenever you want to set up a small garden in the area of your own home. True, we often have to confine ourselves to a bit narrow, but having a green space, especially in the city, is a privilege to not underestimate. Because right there, in a few square meters of land we can make our miniature park without having to use bonsai. We can choose naturally small plants or shrubs to be regularly pruned. The rocky garden usually offers a good alternative to the classic garden because once you set the rocks, maintenance does not require great works, while the scenographic effect is assured, especially if accompanied by the right lighting. For those who love aquatic life, you will be able to insert a mini pond with lots of water lilies and red fishes. On the market there are ready-to-use kits with continuous, even solar pump, able to oxygenate the water for our guests. Lastly, in recent years, the creation of mangrove gardens with cultivated vegetables in small rectangles of land or even over terrain in containers and boxes is of great interest. Even in the latter case we will not have to give up the decorative look, thanks to the colors of the vegetables that are able to compete with those of the most beautiful flowers.
Small gardens: how to make small green spaces: small garden projects
Sometimes, if you are not enthusiastic about designing or you do not have much time to devote to gardening, it may be useful to resort to the advice of professionals. This is particularly difficult to handle, perhaps because of the multi-layer terrain or the presence of natural rocks that make the environment inhospitable to a certain kind of vegetation. In all these cases, an exterior designer or green designer will be able to provide us with the most suitable solution for our small garden. There are companies specializing in this kind of business that through their website offer quotes online too. Generally, every medium sized nurse uses a figure that can advise buying the most suitable plants. As for costs, it is not always the smallest, the least expensive rule. To make a difference will be the complexity of the project you want to make, the cost of plants, more or less precious, and that of the furnishings to be inserted. A good way to start is to put a few things, starting from the most necessary, which will be the basis for any additions.