Who doesn’t love greenery? The vast development of real estate has affected the green patch and forests in the urban as well as rural areas. As the green cover is shrinking and more and more concrete jungles are taking shape, the need for conserving and planting more is very necessary so as to protect our environment from any imbalances that may occur in near future. Nowadays majority of urban population lives in apartments and having an individual garden is just not possible. But it is said, “All problems do have a solution”. But the thing is that we need to see that solution and should materialise it. Now the new ideas have come up to make your personal garden with all your wish list into your very own apartment which can be a 1000 sq ft in size. Now you can develop a terrace garden, kitchen garden, roof top garden or a window garden. Isn’t it interesting? Yes it is the new fashion in the gardening field. People are opting widely for these innovative ideas of gardening as it not only gives a fresh look to your apartment but also soothes and relaxes your senses after the long hours of work. Let me explain you in short what are these different gardens and how can you go for any of these.
A terrace garden can be a landscape gardening or potted gardening. Landscape gardening is the art and practice of laying out grounds by planting trees and shrubs and adding decorative pieces to it. It looks just beautiful and attractive. For landscape ideas you may take professional help or can go through websites or magazines. Landscaping is most suited in bungalows, row houses or villas as they have more space than in flats. But in an apartment as well one can do landscape gardening. It can be in terrace if it is very spacious and society allows doing that or on roof tops. A kitchen garden is a garden that mainly has plants of vegetables or kitchen herbs. These plants can be grown in the pots easily. A window garden can be developed by planting small flowery plants which need less water. These pots can be kept between the grills and the glass shutter of the window. The water drainage system should be in place for such gardens. If you have a roof top in your possession then there cannot be any better place for gardening than this one. It has much more scope to develop a landscape as well as big potted garden. Here are some simple tips to make your garden flourish all through the year.
First of all you need to decide what type of garden is most suited to your home depending on the space availability, budget and finally the time factor which you can devote to develop and maintain it. It is one the most relaxing and satisfying thing one can do in spare time.