The first thing to do for the design of a garden is to evaluate its own green space to decide how to divide the various areas to be enriched with ornamental plants since not all surfaces are suitable for any type of plant and therefore we must analyze the consistency of the soil, possible slopes or the presence of rocks that could be useful for the realization of natural scenes of great impact.
Calculate the areas of shadow and light
The study of the shadows that will alternate over the seasons in our garden will help us to position the plants. Our house will not have to shade the plants that need a lot of light but also the plants that will grow considerably, will not have to make too much shade on the windows of the ground floor and therefore the password will always have to be balance. To have an excellent result, our garden will never have to be unbalanced in favor of a season rather than another or of an area more in sight rather than another.
Design the arrangement of flower beds
To have a clear idea of how to arrange the flowerbeds in our garden, an advice from those in the industry is to sit down, get a pen and paper and create patterns that will give us the opportunity to evaluate the progress of the blooms in all the months of the year creating a pleasant "spot of color" effect even in winter by identifying the plants that bloom even in the coldest periods and that will give the whole a luxuriant and natural appearance even when the other trees will be faded and unadorned. A plant that lends itself well to this use is the "Corydalis solida" also known as Colombina, Cordiale or Fumosa bulbosa which grows at a height varying from 10 to 25 cm. and needs a very fertile soil rich in organic substances since it is a plant that arises spontaneously in the first undergrowth, sheltered from direct sunlight.
The irrigation of our garden
On the market there are excellent irrigation systems that will help us keep our garden in perfect condition. There are two irrigation systems: the drip system and the rain system.
The drip irrigation system involves the installation of special drippers that will be placed in areas of the ground in a strategic way so as to constantly replenish it and minimize waste or water loss. The rain irrigation system distributes the water through sprinklers that are similar to rainfall, allowing even distribution throughout the garden.
There are many gardening techniques that we can use to create our garden. Among the most fascinating we find the "Italian garden" that we can admire in our public parks or botanical gardens and is characterized by geometric shapes bordered by hedges that enclose well-harmonized flowerbeds between patches of color and the green of the plants. This type of garden needs periodic maintenance and a demanding cure. The "English garden" is much more natural, without any constraint, airy and is experienced as a free space even if it needs care and maintenance because, even if it looks like a wild place, it is instead very elegant and welcoming. The "Zen garden", a technique developed in Japan and now known all over the world, proposes sinuous and natural forms and does not accept elements in even numbers but proposes a triangle shape by combining low bushes with tall trees or the presence of a pond where they will sprout imposing rocks. For those who live in the city and do not want to deprive themselves of a green space, they can move towards a "hanging garden" that can be a perfect solution for balconies and terraces, with plants that must be treated and cared for as if they were in a traditional garden. This formula, in my opinion, is not very simple to design and therefore I think it is better to contact an expert in the field.
Gardens projects: Proposals in market exhibitions
Around Italy, at various times of the year, market shows are held for gardening enthusiasts and for those who wish to discover new creative and refined ideas to design their own garden. In October the "Orticolario" market exhibition was held where there were presentations of rare varieties of plants such as the "Westwood rose", or plants such as heather, rustic and cold-resistant, mixed in a large bowl with colored callune , serves to give warmth to our garden, or a type of wisteria, the "Milletia Satsuma" which has the particularity of flowering until December producing bunches with dark red-purple flowers and is used as an elegant bush coloring the garden also in the period winter. There was no shortage of exciting sets, such as the sculpture vase made of ovaloid stones and slate splinters arranged to form a huge amphora of great effect.