Designing an online garden: the sites and programs on the web
Not everyone knows that, thanks to the Internet, it is possible to design and build gardens online. On the web, in fact, there are numerous programs available, free and without the need for registration, which allow you to plan and design gardens on the Net. These are 2.0 applications that do not require the installation of any software: simply by connecting to the site (the most famous are Garden Planner and Garden Puzzle) it is possible to create and design maps and green spaces, inserting flower beds, trees, flowers, plants, fountains, floors, fences and all the other typical elements of a garden. The sites, as mentioned, are totally free, even if they do not allow you to save the projects.
The parameters to be evaluated in the preparation of a green space: climate, terrain and budget
The design of a garden, on the other hand, requires the utmost attention to a series of parameters such as climatic conditions, exposure of the soil to the sun, the type of plants you want to buy and, obviously, the budget available. It is clear, in fact, that any planning cannot disregard the consideration of the initial economic resources: it is therefore necessary to carry out a preventive calculation of the expenses that are expected to be incurred, in such a way as to be able to complete the works in peace without abandoning them during construction. It was also said of the importance of climatic conditions: it is clear that factors such as environmental humidity, the intensity of the gusts of wind, the abundance of rainfall, the severity of winter or the summer drought can hardly be contemplated by a software: and yet these are fundamental elements for managing the organization of the garden. There are, in fact, plants that love the sun, the heat and an arid climate, and plants that prefer a humid climate, shade, frost. These elements can only be assessed in reality, and must indicate the way forward. As far as the exposure of the ground to the sun is concerned, however, we tend to consider the best one that looks south, because it can count on the light and heat of the sun's rays for most of the day. Absolutely to be avoided, however, would be the planting of plants in land facing east, which, despite being touched by the sun since early morning, already in the early hours of the afternoon are shaded, and moreover victims of rather sudden temperature changes, which make the plants suffer evidently. A northern exposure, on the other hand, guarantees decidedly gradual temperature excursions, and therefore much appreciated by the plant species.