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Once the prospectus of what will be the garden has been created, the land is reclaimed. Whatever the type of soil, it is essential to first perform land clearing and leveling operations; these operations must be carried out with suitable tools such as the plow and the spade. The purpose of the tillage is to break up and bring the underlying soil to the surface so as to circulate in the sub-layer of soil the fundamental elements for planting the plants, namely air and water; the tillage also allows the nutrients already present in the soil to be easily assimilated by the plants and guarantees an ideal home for the roots. Once the soil has been cleared, the soil must be leveled, ie the soil must be made uniform without holes, this operation also allows the soil to be cleared of debris and weeds. Once the land reclamation has been completed, the lawn can be created and the plants planted, this operation requires the evaluation of various parameters such as climate, exposure, irrigation and budget.Parameters to consider
The parameters to be considered to create a garden on your own are many and essential for the success of the project. The first thing to evaluate is the climate and exposure, these parameters are essential as they influence the choice of plants that could grow within the space, for the less experienced it is advisable to observe the neighboring gardens in order to understand what is most appropriate plant. Another parameter is irrigation, we must take into account that without water the plants do not grow, for this reason it is essential to have a good irrigation system. Compared to the construction by professionals, the budget for do-it-yourself construction is certainly less expensive, to further reduce costs you can go to large wholesale stores specializing in the sale of garden or agricultural equipment. In these departments it is possible to find utensils, seeds and plants that in a retail store would cost even a twenty, thirty percent more. Of course it is not necessary to buy everything in one solution, you can choose an installment payment or buy a few multi-function tools.
DIY garden set up
Once all the parameters have been set and the land has been reclaimed, you can move on to the actual creation of the garden.
The first thing to do is to set up the irrigation system, it is advisable to install the one above ground, it is more economical and easier to create, the water is transported in flexible hoses, it is only necessary to connect the pipes to the tap and through the water lances arrives directly near the plants or hedges. Once the irrigation system has been set up, the stones are moved in to outline the air for planting the plants. It is very important to create a driveway to access the house or the garden itself, to make it original and characteristic it can be outlined with a hedge and paved with porphyry or small stones. The last element of the garden is the lawn, on the market there are seeds that spread evenly in the garden and with the due irrigation give a green and long-lasting turf, this operation is carried out in the end so that the lawn grows in areas not destined for planting of evergreen plants or flowering plants.
The choice of plants for the DIY garden is very subjective, in fact the choice is subject to various factors such as size, aesthetics, combinations and maintenance. The dimensions of the space greatly influence the choice of the plants to be inserted, for example, if the garden is small, it is not possible to plant large trees, because besides the vertical length of the plant it is necessary to take into account the growth of the roots. The combination is inevitable for any type of plant. The juxtaposition is a very personal and subjective factor in fact you can choose similar or on the contrary contrasting plants, in order to create a homogeneous environment, it is advisable to choose plants similar to each other since the maintenance is different from plant to plant . By choosing the same types of plants, maintenance requires less time.
Important to take into account the dangerousness of some plants if children or pets are present, it is therefore necessary to make sure before buying that the chosen plants do not have toxic parts or excessively thorny parts.