For a Green Space

In today’s scenario of space constraints in housing units, gardening is limited to a few flower pots in the balcony. It has just remained a dream for most people to have a house overlooking a lawn or a garden in the front yard. Vertical gardens can be a delightful substitute for people who want to see the green space inn and around their homes. A vertical garden can be created within an apartment block in balconies, flower beds, or terraces. In corporate offices, it can be located anywhere from the reception area to the highest authority cabin. The old solution in architecture instructs, ‘When you can’t go sideways, go up!’ respecting to the nature, but often there is never a trace of these species in the building’s premises.

Frames containing irrigation systems can be installed in any kind of space, as they require only wall support to mount a customised frame structure which distances the garden from the wall by three to six inches. An architect adds, “This kind of frame structure houses an irrigation system with drip poly tubes for uniform distribution of water, when sprinkled on plants. Also one can use a canvas cloth which retains the water keeping the mud/soil wet. Another way of designing and planning a vertical garden has ready made modules of pre-designed sizes available in the market. ” These modules can be hung on any wall of home or office, as they are easy to handle and being irrigated by hand, they do not need an irrigation system. Also going the creative way, the not needed bowls, glass/plastic bottles are colored, decorated to add creative view to the vertical gardens. Stone, wood and glass have been liberally used, to create a contemporary look. Sun, Water, Wind, Air and Earth all elements are perfectly balanced with the vertical gardens, be it indoor or outdoor. We live in volumes which are spaces borrowed from nature. None of us are left untouched by the elements. So the quest to design and build with nature continues to find ways with green space.

Plants offer many amazing benefits; grown indoors, they’ll easily allow you to experience better health, create lush living quarters, and be content in a healthier atmosphere. Many indoor plants with dense foliage, soothing aroma, or colourful leaves and flowers can be grown. Roheo, dracaena, spider grass, bamboo grass, ferns, mini lily and aboli are a few such examples. Though most plants used are popular low upkeep plants, a regular dialogue is required in terms of maintenance as any life in nature needs nurture.

Although some home owners swear by it, you will find that you can create a very attractive landscape on your own without the assistance of a professional. Hiring a professional can lead to paying out a serious amount of money before all is said and done. However, it may be wise to have consultation with a landscaper who can guide you on what you should and should not do.

Now you have an idea of what you can do to make some significant improvements right now. You’ll enjoy the look of your home’s outdoor areas and the sense of satisfaction you’ll feel from creating your new garden. Your landscaping project will provide you with an oasis of beauty to lift your mood every time you glance at your outdoor surroundings. The effort is well worthwhile!

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