Snuggled in between high-rise buildings, city gardens can be a treasure to behold; hidden as such birds and airplanes have the exclusivity of the view. When you live in a highly urbanized city, nothing brings peace to the lives of city dwellers than a city garden, which provides a get away from the pressure of city life. However, city gardens can be one of the most difficult areas to design, the reason being is the severe conditions that city gardens endure, varying from little shaded yards to the mountain-top like conditions of a warm roofing system garden. Below are some amazing city garden tips I am certain you’ll find valuable.
STREAMLINE THE AREA
A little area will feel bigger the less mess there seems. When you have so much going on like free-standing planters and furnishings in various designs can make the area feel and look smaller. The smartest thing to do is to pick 2-3 colors to work on as well as 2-3 textures. Make use of these combinations repeatedly so that there you will be able to achieve a unified and well created output. I highly recommend using no greater than 2-3 planter designs when the garden area is small.
Long areas can be separated into different “spaces” to be able to come up with a cozier, more intimate city garden. Balconies and decks can actually be divided so that each area can be utilized for different purposes like dining in one area and lounge in another, for instance. With the use of furnishings and rugs, it will be easy to create divisions for the space usages you have in mind and as a result there can seem to have a multiple room in just one space.
THINK GARDEN IN A MOUNTAIN
When a garden is on top of a high rise building, it’s like having a garden on a mountain. Therefore plants should be much heavier at the bottom for instance, you go for conifers. Choosing plants/trees like conifers avoid them from being blown away whenever there is a strong wind. It is not advisable to have top-heavy plants because definitely they will be blown straight off the roof. It would be great to have plants with smaller leaves than that of plants with larger ones.
FRAME THE VIEW
Take cautious note of views that you wish to keep open and unblocked. Put items that are not towering to make sure the view remains without obstructions. On the other hand, in portions where you prefer to have more personal privacy or wish to soften an unattractive wall or fence, you may use taller plants to serve as cover and thus creating more enclosure.
These 4 amazing suggestions should help you get started with your city garden. For more garden ideas be sure to check my blog regularly.