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Gardens: tips to make outdoor spaces more beautiful

Gardens: wonderful tricks and ideas to transform open spaces and make them more beautiful

The gardens are places to there special. Those who have such a space at home are very lucky. This is because, in open areas, people can better rest, breathe the fresh air, and socialize with family and friends in unique moments.

In addition, plants offer many benefits for your physical and mental health. However, they do not always receive the care and attention they deserve.balcony with green garden

This photo belongs to the Diverse Projects of the Garden environment project.

Decorating open spaces – Tips for gardens

Furniture

The person who wants to make the most of this proximity to nature must create corners within the garden. To sit, admire the landscape, read a book and receive visitors, there is no lack of furniture.

On the market, there are pieces in different materials, such as wood – unless indicated – aluminum and plastic.  The important thing is that they are resistant and easy to clean.

There are several good ideas – simple and practical – that anyone, with little investment and dedication, can put into practice to improve the look of the gardens.

Examples of garden furniture side tables, chairs, armchairs, drawers, sun loungers, hammocks, boxes for storing logs, sideboards, umbrellas, and others.

Now, it should be noted that those who are unable to purchase new parts can bet on old parts.

When well painted and varnished, they are capable of composing, with the same beauty, corners of welcome and rest.

They may be in the spotlight, amid new pieces – supporting vases, for example, or gaining a new utility, such as wheelbarrows used as flower boxes.garden with bench and stones

This photo belongs to the Jardim Marajoara Residence project of the Jardim environment.

Plants and flowers

There are dry gardens, that is, without plants. But, the beauty and delicacy of natural species is never too much. The most beautiful open spaces present, precisely, many plants and flowers.

If the available area is reduced, an infallible decoration idea is the use of pots and planters. The sum of several cultivated species creates outstanding points within the scenario, as a whole.

The pots can mark flowerbeds, paths and accesses to the building. They can also be accommodated vertically, forming a true green wall.

This type of garden is very practical – they can even have holes for draining water. They also bring many benefits to the home, such as humidity control and acoustic and thermal protections.garden decorated with vases and flowers

This photo belongs to the Leisure Area – Ed. Villa Veneto project of the Jardim environment.

Those who want to set up a simpler vertical garden can choose specific or alternative materials.

Some cement blocks are specially developed to accommodate plants on walls. But demolition pieces, like old shutters, adapted to accommodate flower pots, also work. Plants in this case are indicated by ferns, ivy and monkey hands.

It is important to know all species and look for the most appropriate techniques for planting. Also the type of soil and pots available.

Any style or size of land will require care. Plants will need watering, fertilizing, pruning and natural light to grow healthily.  All of this must be taken into account when planning the garden.

vertical garden in rustic outdoor area

This photo belongs to the Apartamento V project of the Varanda environment.

This photo belongs to the Sumaré project of the Jardim environment.

Decorative objects

To enhance the beauty of the gardens – of their furniture pieces, vases, plants and flowers – decorative objects can be added to the set.

Some accessories are well known and easy to purchase, such as fountains, wind chimes, fireplaces, showers, tents and others.

There are already those that are the fruit of the residents’ creativity.decorated garden in the yard

This photo belongs to the Garden Landscaping Projects project.

The unusual items – besides being economical – can be transformed into cheerful and relaxed ornaments for the gardens, reinforcing the artistic concept of the space.

Examples are galoshes, tires, kettles, soup ladles, glass cups, cups, preserves, cans, vegetable crates, and pallets.

Other additions

Gardens filled with flower beds have more beautiful and delicate looks than dry gardens. But, to move between the flower bed areas, enjoy the view and rest, there must be paved and even covered areas.

These paths can be made of wood, tile or stone.

To highlight the route, it is interesting to make scores with luminaires – those with solar panels are the most low-maintenance.garden at the entrance to the house

This photo belongs to the Diverse Projects of the Garden environment project.

The presence of wooden decks, gazebos and pergolas brings warmth, elegance and enhances the natural and magical aspect of the scenery.

Boulders around the beds are beautiful additions to the decor, marking the margins and contrasting plant floors.garden decorated with red flowers

This photo belongs to the Comfortable Garden project of the Jardim environment.

And the addition of water, in small ponds and fountains, is the final touch of style that can be given to the garden – especially if you have some fish.

Living decoration: 5 tips for the health of your home plants

Whether ornamental, edible, medicinal or just a way to make rooms more cozy and personalized: having a small garden at home is a touch of freshness for the home-style and also for the well-being of the residents, but to ensure all these benefits, you need to take some time to help vegetables grow in a healthy way.

If you just bought your first seedling or you don’t know what to do with those fragile-looking leaves, we give you the essential tips for you to take this therapeutic letter practice:

 1. Water is indispensable …

Plant Health - Brightly Colored Leaves

It may seem silly and even kind of obvious to talk about how essential it is to water the plants frequently, but this is rule number one and it must be remembered.

Without adequate hydration, the leaves are dry and withered, while excess water prevents them from releasing oxygen and, consequently, turning yellow. That’s not what you want your pots to look like, right?

The ideal is, in addition to knowing the right amount for each species, always check the soil moisture.

If it is dry, it is time to water it, but if you have too much liquid, you will need to drain it and leave some time without irrigation for the absorption to be regulated.

 2.… And light too!

Plant Health - Illuminated Room

Basic element that even novice caregivers know to be essential, light in the right measure is the first step to keep plants healthy.

Each type requires a different level of exposure and it is very important that this characteristic is respected since the lack of it can prevent the process of photosynthesis and leave the leaves weak and listless, while placing the vase in the sun at the wrong times can damage them.

Research and find out if the varieties you have at home should receive direct, indirect light, where the exposure time is limited to three hours in bright environments, but without direct contact with the rays, and half shade, which represents the sun in your weakest hours. 

3. Fertile land, healthy development

Plant health - Care for plants

So that the leaves, flowers or fruits of your pots are always beautiful and healthy, it is necessary to create a favorable surface for growth, and there is no better way to guarantee this than with fertilizer.

You can choose to enrich the soil and provide nutrients through organics, such as peels and stems of vegetables, greens and fruits, substrate or even live worms, but you can also bet on inorganic versions – these are those found ready to sell and that they are generally used to replace 3 essential substances: calcium, potassium and nitrogen.

Linked directly to the cellular structure and growth of plants, the deficiency of these elements is shown through the leaves, which tend to turn yellowish or brown, not to mention unregulated growth.

In this case, it is worth reading about the cultivated species and then a visit to the gardening store. 

4. The right space to grow well 

Plant health - Pots and tools

It won’t be much use taking all the precautions mentioned so far if the root of your plant will be squeezed in a small vase, right?

Keep in mind that you do not need to have a gigantic area, or live in a house with a yard to be able to have a green corner, but, to ensure the good health of the plants, you need to respect their structure.

Tree trunks and broad branches also have larger, deeper and stronger roots, so they need a bed, while medium and small ones do well in pots, as long as they follow the size of the plant. Then just choose the environment that you will dedicate to this practice and use your creativity to distribute the pots in a way that adapts well to the home.

How about creating a room inspired by the urban jungle trend using shelves, bookcases, macramés, and hooks on the ceiling or, if you prefer, make a vertical garden in the kitchen?

5. Avoid pests, the biggest threat to plant health

Plant health - Cantinho verde