Creating gardens: all the advice
To create gardens capable of combining functionality and aesthetic beauty, it is necessary to have some knowledge and comply with a few simple rules, which will allow the newborn green space to proliferate in a short time and with simplicity. Of course, you have to start with the design, which means thinking about the kind of garden you intend to create. Between vegetable gardens and flower beds, between rock gardens and evergreen gardens, between Zen gardens and Italian gardens, without forgetting flower gardens and English gardens, the range of choices available is undoubtedly vast. If you want to move away from the classic garden, for example, you can opt for a rock garden, characterized by boulders and stones, taking into account that, in this type of environment, plants that do not require special care will grow, as they are used to develop in arid and poorly maintained environments. Much attention, of course, must be paid to climatic conditions: in short, trying to create a tropical garden on the hills will undoubtedly be an imaginative and original idea, but difficult to apply. Taking into account the climate, therefore, means paying attention to the drought of the summer months, the low temperatures of the winter period, but also to the quantity and quality of rainfall and the frequency of winds. Once the space in which the garden is to be created has been identified, it will be possible to think about the placement of flowers, flower beds or plants. It is good to know, from this point of view, the fertility of the soil, as well as the degree of acidity.
The importance of sun exposure
Another factor to evaluate is exposure. If the ground is exposed to the west, in summer the garden will be particularly warm, but in particularly cold winter: it will therefore be preferable to opt for rustic plants that prefer the sun. In the case of exposure to the east, on the other hand, the garden will receive the sun's rays from the early morning, but only until the very early hours of the afternoon: in other words, it will heat up very quickly, but will cool down just as quickly. In short, there is a risk of late freezing, and therefore this option is not recommended for those who intend to grow fruit trees and in general species characterized by early blooms. It is not as difficult as one might think, however, the care of a garden facing north; in fact, by cooling and heating very slowly, it will not subject the plants to sudden frosts or particularly abrupt changes in temperature. Clearly, the best exposure is the one in the south, which always guarantees sunlight: ideal in cold areas, while in warm areas it is sufficient to provide a shelter to promote shading and avoid burns to the plants.