ARRANGING a GARDEN, how to do it? - ideas and tips

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A garden is a very important part of any home that is lucky enough to have one. It does not matter if it is a small front garden, a huge back garden or even that stairwell used as an indoor garden, they all have the ability to give a natural and very pleasant touch to any space.

However, not everyone has the patience or time to take care of these spaces properly, and it is not uncommon to find gardens that have seen better times. Either because you have just moved and you have a lot of work ahead of you, or because you have decided to give a second chance to that area you left, if you want to know how to fix a garden abandoned, this is your Green Ecologist article, because here you will find various ideas and advice.

How to fix a neglected garden - tips

If you are faced with the task of reclaim a garden that has been totally abandoned, follow these tips:

  • The first and most important thing to do is clear brush, that is: remove all weeds and remains of plant matter, such as fallen leaves and branches. Everything that is not going to be part of the new garden must be removed. This will require different tools depending on the configuration of the garden terrain and its size, but tools such as rakes, hoes or a lawn mower can be quite necessary. Once all the weeds have been cut, you should root out all weeds to delay its reappearance as long as possible. In this other article we explain how to eliminate weeds from the lawn.
  • It will be necessary stir the earth to oxygenate it and leave it loose, thus improving its drainage capacity. You can also take advantage of enrich the soil if he was impoverished, giving him organic compost. We always recommend using an ecological fertilizer such as worm humus, which brings many benefits to the soil. Compost and bokashi are also good options. In these other posts you can learn how to make worm castings and what it is and how to make bokashi or bocashi compost.
  • Once you are clear about how you are going to distribute the new spaces, the key will be the jewel in the crown of all the gardens: flowers. Think about where you are going to plant them and, if you have enough space, distribute them as well. the trees. The rest of the garden will adapt to these bases.
  • Artificial light is also very important, especially if the sun sets early in your garden. Spotlights, Illumination systems automatic and even torches, if you are looking for a chill-out touch. The important thing is that you like it.
  • Last but not least, if the surface is large or you will not be able to water regularly yourself, you may want to install a irrigation system or sprinklers.

How to decorate a garden - ornament ideas

The possibilities of garden decoration they are as spacious as any other part of your home. From the resource of taking out old furniture or rustic tools that are no longer valid to the worked paths with tiles, stones, etc., anything goes. There are some little tricks that never fail, and can help you add a touch of originality or life to your garden:

  • One of them is use pallets or pallets as a basis for vertical gardens. Old industrial pallets are a fairly easy resource to find, which in many cases you can order for free at construction sites or warehouse areas, although you can also buy new ones if you prefer. With a little work you can turn them into vertical gardens with a unique touch that will give a lot of life to any wall. Here we explain how to make vertical gardens.
  • You can also use the pallets or pallets to make outdoor furniture to place in your new garden and create a relaxation area.
  • Besides, you can place hanging potted plants O well, birdhouses in some of the trees or structures that you add to the garden, for example in a pergola or lattice if you put one.
  • On the other hand, you can also create spaces by delimiting planters with planks or drawers, thus forming different levels in the same space, with which you can highlight plants that would otherwise go unnoticed.
  • Another possibility is to create original pots with reused or recycled objects, but always making sure they have good drainage. In this guide with crafts you can learn How to make recycled pots.

In these other articles we explain more Tips for decorating gardens with recycled materials.

How to arrange a small garden

If you consider how to decorate a small garden, the possibilities are also very wide, even if the space is limited. Apart from following several of the tips that we have offered for large or medium gardens in the previous sections, we are going to comment on some more focused on small spaces.

A very useful trick is use the corners. If you fill them with soil, forming a small hill or slope, they will offer you an unevenness in which you can plant different plants, giving life and visibility to plants that would otherwise be "hidden" in the corner.

If you want to decorate a garden with stones, you can use both medium-sized stones to place them forming separations between spaces, and to form a small zen garden covering an area of the terrain. The latter, in fact, are very successful in small spaces, and they are particularly grateful.

Finally, we recommend these other articles on more Ideas for small gardens and on Tips for designing small gardens.

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