Who has never dreamed of a garden at home? Of those well-lawned, flowery and illuminated? A real dream. It turns out that often this dream comes up against the idea that a garden is too laborious, too expensive and so on, etc., etc.
Only today's post will convince you otherwise and end once and for all with those negative thoughts that mess up your dream. Let us prove to you - by A plus B - that it is possible to have a garden at home, take care of it and live proudly afterwards. Willing to lay hands on the mass, or rather, on the earth today? Come with us!
How to Make a Residential Garden
No matter if you are going to build a simple and small home garden or a large and ample garden, some details and care are the same and should be carefully evaluated to ensure the success of your endeavor as a gardener. Let's start by talking about the place:
Set the location and size of the garden
The first step is to define the location and size of the garden. You can opt for a small garden in front of the house, picking up only a part of the available area, or else create a garden that covers the entire entrance. Another option is to make the garden by the wall, especially if your house is all closed without internal vision.
It is still possible to build a garden in the back of the house. See which place is most interesting for you and your family. The important thing is to take into consideration that one of the main functions of the garden is to beautify the house.
When choosing the location for the garden, find out in advance what the incidence of sun, shade, rain and winds are in the area. These conditions alter the development of the plants and are fundamental for the garden to go forward.
How much time do you have?
Another important aspect that should be taken into account when planning the garden is to determine how much time you have available to take care of that space. The longer, the greater the variety of plants that can be grown, the more recommended it is for those who have little or no time the most recommended is for easy maintenance plants and the same family, as these usually require similar care.
Choose the plants
The choice of plants must take into consideration two crucial factors that we have already mentioned here: time of dedication and the conditions of the place where the garden will be made.
Some plant species need abundant sunlight to develop, others, however, only live in the shade and there are still those who enjoy sun and shade. You must choose the species from these variables. One tip is: species with flowers and fruits, mostly require more than six hours a day of direct sunlight, since foliage and shrubs tend to live very well in the shade.
If time is no problem for you can invest in species with flowers, which naturally require more care. A good bet is lavenders, daisies, azaleas, pansies, petunias, begonias and vincas
For those who have a full schedule, the foliage is a great choice as it does not require much care and maintenance is simple. You can bet on the numerous varieties of palm trees and going to the most delicate species like the lilies of peace, it is still possible to grow swords of Saint George, anthuriums, cacti and succulents.
Regardless of the species chosen, always remember to search for the preferences of irrigation, fertilization, pruning and light of each one of them.
Before beginning the planting it is also interesting to seek landscaping references to guide you in the style and the best layout of the plants. A tropical style garden combines with banana trees, palm trees, starlets and ferns, for a romantic and Provencal look for roses, lavenders and camellias. Oriental-inspired gardens combine with pine trees and small, well-trimmed shrubs, and, of course, bamboos.
Cacti and succulents are the face of a rustic garden, while the foliage guarantees a visual uniformity and can form modern, elegant and sophisticated façades.
Decoration of the garden
When talking about garden decoration one of the first things that comes to mind are the traditional and fun garden dwarfs, but the decoration of this space goes far beyond that.
In this case, consider making room for pleasant lighting, capable of enhancing landscaping even more. Nowadays it is possible to rely on LED bulbs that are safer, stronger and durable for outdoor environments. The lighting can be directed to some specific plant or you can still choose to create an illuminated path.
The water fountains or mini lakes create movement and fill the garden with peace and tranquility. How about taking the benches to the garden too? In this way you increase the comfort of the place and still creates a more inviting environment for moments of rest. And finally, think of the use of stones to create paths and crossings between the garden and the garden.
60 pictures of home gardens to inspire you
After all these tips you are already provided with what you need to build your own garden but before you start digging and planting follow the selection of photos below gardens of houses. There are 60 small garden inspirations, simple, large, decorated, among many other proposals for you to take as a reference. Check out:
Picture 1 - A small and well-kept garden to frame the yellow house.
Picture 2 - The stone path with pergola allows to walk and contemplate the two sides of the garden.
Picture 3 - Small, simple and comfortable garden, ideal for those who do not have much time for gardening; note that the stone floor replaces the grass and the high maintenance it requires, while the bamboos fill the green space.
Picture 4 - Even with little space, this house has found a simple and charming solution to have a garden.
Picture 5 - The wooden deck delimits the garden area and leaves the space cozier.
Picture 6 - A garden of small shrubs, trees and a green wall to close the proposal.
Picture 7 - In this external area, the garden was created on the sides next to the wall; the trees close the air space, guaranteeing the climate of tranquility and coziness.
Image 8 - A lighted path of stone stepping stones.
Picture 9 - The rose garden brought romanticism and a certain retro air to this little house; highlight the corridor with curves that guarantees movement to the space.
Picture 10 - Garden integrated with the living room: modern proposal of landscaping.
Image 11 - Green cascade in the entrance hallway.
Picture 12 - Cozy simplicity: here, the lawn with a few feet and a few species of plants were enough to create the garden.
Image 13 - Tropical and cool corridor.
Picture 14 - Everything looks much better with a pool, does not it?
Picture 15 - Space is no problem when you want a garden at home; here the garden runs along the wall by the side of the house.
Image 16 - A green corner for anyone to put defect.
Picture 17 - Small and rustic little house adorned by the front garden.
Image 18 - Combining wood with plants is always a great request.
Picture 19 - A green lawn for the children to have fun.
Image 20 - The stones give a rustic and arid touch to the garden of this roof.
Picture 21 - Ideal to spend afternoons.
Image 22 - How to deny the importance of a garden on the front of the house?
Picture 23 - Vertical gardens are a great option to dribble the lack of space.
Picture 24 - The wall with climbing plants guarantee depth to the garden.
Picture 25 - Do not forget the stool to be able to contemplate your garden at the end of the day.
Picture 26 - If you want to bet on upholstery and cushions for the outside garden, opt for waterproof fabrics.
Picture 27 - Garden with barbecue.
Picture 28 - To fall of love by this arch of roses in the entrance of the house.
Picture 29 - Gourmet space with garden: get the most out of your outdoor area.
Picture 30 - Garden of sunflowers on the roof of house.
Image 31 - Stone and grass to highlight the beauty of the wooden facade.
Picture 32 - Garden of plants creeping and multi colored.
Image 33 - Wide and contemplative.
Image 34 - Make your garden as beautiful at night as it is during the day.
Picture 35 - Swimming pool, wooden deck and vertical garden; the landscape that comes from outside ends the proposal.
Image 36 - Want something more inviting than a wooden swing in the garden?
Image 37 - Iron table and chairs to enjoy the garden on hot afternoons.
Picture 38 - Garden with mini lake, wooden deck, vases, stools and bamboo.
Picture 39 - The height of this vertical garden impresses who arrives here.
Image 40 - What do you think about spending an afternoon in the shade of this beautiful yellow wisteria?
Picture 41 - You do not have stress that survives a flowery garden like this; the best place in the world to relax after a busy day.
Image 42 - The highlight here is the graceful vases of daisies.
Picture 43 - You can almost hear the birds singing just looking at the photo of this garden.
Image 44 - And if you have space plant a tree.
Picture 45 - An interesting option of landscaping is to leave the central area free and cultivate the plants on the sides of the garden.
Image 46 - Green refuge in the middle of the city.
Picture 47 - Choose natural fiber materials for garden furniture, such as straw and wicker, are more resistant and durable.
Picture 48 - The garden in levels is very attractive for the look, like the one that has the trees in the highest point and is diminished until arriving at the species creeping in the background.
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Image 50 - A flowerbed on each step.
Image 51 - Respect the light and shadow preferences of each species, so you will have a beautiful and well-kept garden.
Image 52 - Central beds framed by stone paths.
Picture 53 - The green takes care of the facade of this house, beginning by the carpet that covers the floor, passing through the wall until arriving at the ceiling.
Image 54 - Under the shadow of a tree life flows more slowly.
Image 55 - The idea of levels was applied here too, but this time using steps where each one highlights a different kind of plant.
Image 56 - Shade and fresh water!
Image 57 - Small, simple and rustic.
Image 58 - Place a glass door between the garden and the inner area of the house, so you can integrate the environments.
Image 59 - Contrast striking between white and green.
Image 60 - The figure of Buddha comes to remember that the garden is space of contemplation and tranquility.