Choice of plants
There are hundreds of species of garden plants, each different from the other, each with its own characteristics and peculiarities.
The choice of plants is very subjective, it is not based only on one's own needs and tastes, but one must take into account the space available, the climate and its evolutions, the exposure of the garden and the type of land, the costs to maintain it and the type of vegetation that characterizes the surrounding landscape. Last but not least, the time you can devote to garden care, in fact there are plants that need constant care and others that just need a simple pruning every couple of years.
It is very important to take into account the plants already present in the garden, in fact in the case in which an abandoned or poorly maintained garden needs to be restored it is preferable to exploit the existing plants, especially the large-stemmed trees since many are needed to obtain a new shrub. many years moreover it is not to underestimate the role that they cover, they protect from the cold winter winds and they create shade in the warm summer months, they hide unpleasant views and they create privacy hiding the house from the street. If the trees are in a poor state of conservation, just contact an expert who will restore them through a skilful pruning work and inserting fertilizer into the soil.
Organization of space in the gardens
It is very important to take the necessary measurements of the garden to better manage the spaces.
If you have a garden of small size it is advisable to limit the plants only in the peripheral area leaving the center free, perhaps sowing a lawn or small flowers such as rose bushes, the garden will seem wider.
For the type of plants it is preferable to choose a small-trunk tree, thus avoiding poor light in the house, raised floors, etc. etc. The use of fences such as hedges or wooden borders is not recommended.
The fences are instead advisable if you have a garden with large sizes, in fact the fences allow both to fill the spaces but also to play with the juxtaposition of styles.
Plants recommended for gardens
A very beautiful tree to take into consideration is the Magnolia, a very ancient and ornamental tree, suitable for large gardens because it reaches rather large dimensions. Ideal accommodation is in a very sunny area and sheltered from the wind because the flowers could be affected. No need for special care, except for a regular morning watering and pruning every couple of years, a similar tree that is almost always present in the gardens is the apple tree, which is also very ornamental, has bright green leaves that form a lush foliage and round shape, also at the end of the winter season there is the flowering characterized by fabulous star-shaped bunches in shades of red and pink, a flowering that gives fruits in the summer period.
If you want a very tall and imposing tree it is advisable the Walnut or the Fir, arrive up to thirty meters high and are among the most long-lived. The Walnut simple to cultivate being rustic by nature, has a lush foliage and a massive trunk that changes color with the passing of the years. The flowering takes place in the summer months and the fruits in autumn, resists the most rigid climates. The only negative note is that the roots are truly majestic and therefore it is preferable to sow it away from any type of foundation. If hedges or dividing trees are needed instead, it is advisable to use climbing trees. The climbing tree par excellence is the Lauro, which reaches imposing heights giving pleasant areas of shade in the summer period.
Trees for gardens: Useful tips
Generally speaking, you need to take care of every single species in the best way, so that they grow well by making the garden shine thanks to their beauty.
Before sowing or planting any type of tree, it is advisable to mix the humus and mulch mixed with the soil to ensure the right conditions of humidity and fertilizer. Never water in the warm hours, preferable in the early hours of the day so that the tree and the ground have the necessary time before condensation forms, and this technique helps prevent some diseases and the presence of parasites, do not use a direct water jet but carry a sprinkler or an onion watering can.
The plants with the course of the years grow both in length and in width, it is advisable to do the pruning every year. In order not to affect the problems with the neighborhood it is preferable that the trees do not exceed seven nine meters in height maintaining the necessary distances.