Furnish the garden
To furnish a garden it is necessary to take into consideration some details both of a logistical and environmental nature, to be sure of obtaining an optimal housing for the plants.
- extension of the garden
- weather conditions
- type of irrigation
- types of terrain
- coexistence between plants
- any limiting factors
The choice of the different plant species must be made between:
- tree species
- bushy species
- climbing species
- evergreen species
- shrubby species
- herbaceous species
- flowering species
- fatty species
- rustic species
- Mediterranean species
- aquatic species
- aromatic species
To create a pleasant-looking and well-balanced garden from an ecological point of view, it is advisable to diversify the various areas, in order to create:
- shaded areas (with large trees or shrubs)
- ornamental areas (with flowering plants arranged in flower beds, borders or pots)
- climbing areas (to cover espaliers or palisades in the garden)
- water areas (if there is a body of water)
- evergreen areas (to keep the garden alive even during the winter months)
- aromatic zones (with aromatic and officinal plants)
To furnish a garden, in addition to the plants that undoubtedly represent the fundamental component, it is necessary to use various types of objects, aimed at making its appearance pleasant.
They are seats generally made of wooden slats treated with water-repellent enamels, or of metal painted with special paints.
Often they are placed under a gazebo, or near a shady area formed by trees or tall shrubs.