Most of the people have no idea of the work involved in creating a large garden. They think it is like going to a store, buying two or three plants and planting them wherever they look good. In fact, there are many more details that can define the success or failure of a garden. So if you have doubts and want to inform yourself in this regard, let’s see what you have to do and what you should avoid.
Size and Growth
Like all living things on the planet, some grow wide, others long and spiky, some huge and others stay very small. Before you buy a plant, you have to make sure the size it will reach as an adult and know how fast it will grow.
It is very common to see in a store how people fall in love with some plant with flowers. Let’s say a harmless Bougainvillea plant; people fall in love with its colors and shape until they decide to take it home. They go straight to the yard and sow it, not to mention that this plant has big thorns and grows all around in a fairly fast way. Then one day they get up and see that this one has been left with almost all the patio by covering a great part of the garden. It is all for following an impulse and not giving five minutes of thoughts before sowing it.
This planning becomes more necessary when it comes to planting a tree. Remember that a tree not only can reach a great height, but it can extend its roots and branches and may break the foundations of your house, electric cables or dry the rest of the garden. There are all kinds of ornamental trees, look for one that does not bring you major problems in the future.
Another of the biggest horrors in the gardens is the excess or lack of fertilizers. Plants need to eat and sometimes it is not enough to with the environment only, especially in urban areas.
To be safe, use organic fertilizers such as compost. If you do not want to get into the homemade compost roll or you do not get it in the store, my suggestion is to buy a delayed-action organic fertilizer. Usually they are small little balls that are dissolving little by little in the land. This will prevent you from over fertilizing. Always water abundantly after you fertilize.
Flowers and Colors
Many people plant dozens of plants with flowers, but once the spring passes, they have a totally green space. Remember that there are plants that only bloom once or twice a year, so to avoid that your garden is discolored, intermingle plants that keep the color of their leaves all year, so when you do not have flowers your garden will continue to look good.
There are many mistakes that can be made, but there are more benefits and satisfaction that we have worked in our own gardens. It is an investment of time and money that adds value to our homes and life. The next weekend when you see the sun outside, take a few minutes and go out on the patio and observe, give a small glance to the terrain and consider it, you may discover that you carry in your veins the soul of a landscape designer.