When we talk about the hanging garden we are referring to a rather particular gardening sector, creating gardens on the terraces, an ancient technique that has proved to be quite interesting especially for those who live in the city. The garden is a rather important green corner in the center of the metropolis, where it often becomes difficult to take shelter in the shade of a tree because it is still overwhelmed by smog and chaos. The roof garden located at the top and therefore already its position leads it to be distant from what the life of the city. The garden to all intents and purposes is a space that can also be exploited to relax and rest. The design always starts from a first subdivision of the space, if the garden will have rather small dimensions it is preferable not to overdo it, wanting to include furnishing accessories at all costs. A well-distributed space certainly also helps to give the garden a better look, as does the choice of plants, flowers and even their arrangement to recreate rather interesting areas. To design a roof garden you need to have adequate knowledge as it is a garden that must necessarily be equipped with a waterproofing system otherwise you risk water infiltration. Furthermore, it is essential for a garden to also have an irrigation system, so this system, including the lighting system, must always be designed together with the garden.
Those who want to design a roof garden by themselves must not only have a passion for gardening but above all must know the techniques for its realization. The drainage of the water is fundamental, which differs according to the type of roof garden chosen: intensive or extensive. Even the terraces that have a steep slope can have their garden thanks to new and modern techniques. The choice of material is also important, you need to be able to buy first quality material and then not have problems later. As for the material, you can ask for advice at the shop where you buy it and possibly also have more clarifications if you have any doubts about the installation. The choice of plants must be made taking into account the exposure of the terrace, in this way you will only buy plants that will find their ideal place in that space. Even if you are fascinated by some plants, it is not always possible to include them in your roof garden if they do not have the characteristics necessary for that particular exhibition, making a list certainly helps to better understand how they will be distributed. If you also want to create a domed area with plants, perhaps even where you eat, you will need a type of plant that becomes quite tall, while for flowered spaces you can give free rein to your imagination. Those who want to follow a single color will orient themselves on flowers that will have approximately the same shade. There are no particular restrictions on the choice of plants, each one will choose the one that best suits the sun exposure of their garden and will also purchase what is necessary for its well-being: suitable soil, fertilizer.
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Those who are not particularly familiar with the techniques of creating hanging gardens, do well to contact a specialized company. In most cases the firm consisted of a landscape architect, an agronomist and gardeners. The arrangement of the plants will be left to the architect and agronomist and the care of the plants will be entrusted to the gardeners. As for the waterproofing, it will be carried out by workers. The design phase will also involve the customer who will also provide indicative lines on the flowers and plants that he wants to insert. Today, thanks to special programs, it is possible to see on the computer what the final work will be and to make any changes. The realization is also possible in 3D, the design is a rather delicate phase of realization to which we must pay close attention, it will then be possible at this stage to change the details which would become much more difficult if you want to do it after having created the roof garden. The hanging garden, like any other garden, needs special care and attention, so if you have little time available to dedicate to it, or you don’t have a green thumb, it is better to entrust the management to a person specialized in this sector, to guarantee to plants and flowers long survival.
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